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Many do...

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but you don't always hear about it.

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also in your link

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After all, the donation is likely to save him money in the long run.

What? You didn't think Cuban would drop a hundred grand without a little benefit to himself, did you? You don't become a multibillionaire by throwing away money, after all. Check out this tidbit Ragland throws in at the end.

Perhaps they are like him...they don't give something for nothing.
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Writer speculation about ulterior motive maybe??

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It's only right to be cynical when the rich part with money but the rest of us are above such suspicion? Wink

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So Cuban is not a fiscally irresponsible idiot...

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It also said

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he probably spends that much on t-shirts....

So could that be the subject line of these posts...

Mark Cuban gives t-shirts to City.

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Oh, yes.....that's most important to know

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I can't give new t-shirts but I give old ones (I wash them first) to charities that take them. I imagine they are used to wipe tables in shelters or some such. I do other things as well and I imagine this gentleman does the same. If we all do what we can and aren't critical of others, I think we'd be better people for it. Don't you?

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Save money

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Perhaps, but just as the article calls $100,000 pocket change to Cuban, it also points out what he'd save would be much difference to him. So it's not just saving taxes. Of course, it's a investment in image for him also, but what's wrong with doing himself so good while helping out?

Just below your excerpt

The tax bill on Cuban's Preston Hollow home, by the way, would jump several thousand dollars if a majority of council members vote to boost the tax rate ............

Whatever the tax hike would have been in actual dollars, it would still be nothing to Cuban, so his gift to the city is still mostly altruistic.

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I'd also have to think that, if the city council had any

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concept of simple math, they'd see the loss of revenue that might be coming by favoring the gift over the new tax. The writer could get a double scoop here by noting their fiscal incompetence in a follow-up piece. Wink

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However, they could accept the gift now

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and several months to a year from now decide that the gift had "run out" and they still needed the tax hike.

Besides, there is the image problem again. Can you imagine the outrage of voters if they refused the gift after it was made public and raised taxes? Tough sell come election time.

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Everyone loves George......

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Financier gives $100 million to rights group

NEW YORK - Billionaire financier George Soros is donating $100 million to Human Rights Watch over the next 10 years, the group said Tuesday.

The grant from Soros? Open Society Foundations is the largest Soros has ever made to a non-governmental organization, Human Rights Watch said in a statement.
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I'd love him more

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if he gave to any of several dozen charities.

And that's not even counting how much I'd "love him" if he gave a couple of million to me.


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