|Dallas Fort Worth giving and voting patterns in 2008|
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On 9-17-12, on the front page of the Dallas Morning News Business Section, the larger map above of the DFW area was printed. Inserted into it by zip code were the giving levels according to 2008 tax returns. The darker green areas are thoses areas giving the highest percentage of their income to charity. This map can be found online at http://www.dallasnews.com/business/headlines/20120916-dallas-fort-worth-giving-trends-show-surprises.ece .
The smaller inserted map is of the 2008 presidential election returns for the same DFW area. This copy of those 2008 election returns comes from http://gregsopinion.com/?p=7131. Notice the correlation between high rates of giving and voting for President Obama.
Generosity was not a quality mentioned by the other presidential candidate as he spoke of what he called "the 47%" who will "always" vote for President Obama. He described them in his view as people "... dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe that government has a responsibility to care for them." Generosity was not mentioned. He needs to see the above graphic.