Stephen King slammed Chris Christie for saying the rich should “cut a check and shut up” if they want to help the economy.
In the Daily Beast, King argues that giving millions to charity on his own won’t affect major change:
“What charitable 1 percenters can’t do is assume responsibility—America’s national responsibilities: the care of its sick and its poor, the education of its young, the repair of its failing infrastructure, the repayment of its staggering war debts.
Charity from the rich can’t fix global warming or lower the price of gasoline by one single red penny. That kind of salvation does not come from Mark Zuckerberg or Steve Ballmer saying, ‘OK, I’ll write a $2 million bonus check to the IRS.'”
He also points out that charity is the last thing on rich people’s minds when they pay taxes.
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