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  1. FreeTedWilliams

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    #75 Jersey

    Once again Kraft shows that he "gets it"

    http://www.patriots.com/news/index.cfm?ac=latestnewsdetail&pid=22803&pcid=45

    He and the Pats are paying the way for 6 New England based Pop Warner teams to go to Florida for the National Championships.

    I coached a team years ago, and I don't know if you guys know this, but you have to replace the kid's football helmets every three years, it gets very expensive, very fast, so extra money for a trip such as this would be very hard.
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    You surely don't mean that cheap bastard who never shells out money out of his own pocket if he doesn't have to.

    That guy?

    Great stuff to bad all of our fans don't "get it"!
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    Yup
    They did that last year too. If I recall, the Dorchester team also got the royal treatment by the Krafts when they came back after reaching the national title game.
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    Those cheap bastards, only $40,000.00.
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    Tax break...nothing more.
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    #50 Jersey

    Being from one of the towns that now gets to go I know it will mean a great deal to a lot of people. The kids had been selling raffle tickets around town and they had a telethon on local cable access but were still short. Thanks to Krafts and the Pats!
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    Are you joking? :confused:
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    Interesting development. But I'd be willing to bet that the Dolphins still wind up being 3 point underdogs.
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    Even if that were true - how significant do you think a $40,000 tax break is to Bob Kraft? Or rather, how insignificant do you think it is?

    And do you understand how tax breaks work? Contributing $40,000 to a non-proft doesn't equate to $40,000 he's not paying in taxes. It's $40,000 deducted from his income - and his income determines how much in taxes he pays.

    Do people understand you don't actually "make money" by contributing to charity?

    In a way it's simply a way for people who pay taxes to effectively have a little bit more say in where their taxes go - in this case, to a Pop Warner Football team instead of to Washington to support things like pro-tobacco programs and anti-tobacco programs.
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    I was waiting for his response before I explained it to him. Thanks for taking care of that, though. :D
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    Was it a donation from Krafty personally, or was it from Fidelity and the Patriots?
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    Read the linked article and find out.

    How would that have any bearing on your comment that it's a "tax break and nothing more"?
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    Do you think the Pop Warner administrators and the Families care why he donated the money? Do you think any charity truly cares why someone donates the money?

    Find another way to take a dig at Kraft, I am sure you and few other zipperheads who linger around here can find other ways to accomplish that and they might have a little more validity to them.:rolleyes:
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    #75 Jersey

    There still are those Old Boston Dinosaurs who are happy that Southie is filled with parking lots of glue-sniffing suicidals instead of the Patriots football stadium.

    These are the losers whom history has passed over and who spend their days carping over the successful and productive while hoping to use their family connections to get a plum job in local government. This piece of "local culture" is now fading into anachronistic irrelevance.

    Thank God even South Boston is finally catching up with the 21st century.
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    The New England Patriots and Fidelity got tax breaks...and some free pub.
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    #75 Jersey

    Good for them, and good for society! Why do you think the Government makes charity tax-deductible?

    Meanwhile those Pols that opposed Kraft so much in Southie are busy lining their pockets at the public trough and getting their IQ-challenged nephews jobs at the Moakley Courthouse.

    We need more Krafts and fewer Bulgers. Massachusetts would be a better place.
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    You are a dumb @ss! I don't know how else to say it.

    A guy does a good thing and you try to demonize him. That is ridiculous.

    The same guy spent 200K resodding the field and then 750K installing field turf and you try to make a tax break (at best worth $5,000) seem significant. Do you think either of those companies need charity contributions of $40,000 to get them noticed?
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    Not at all....I'm just not putting him on a pedestal like you guys....he got a tax break.
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    Boy, you're bitter. Did you get fired because you didn't clean the urinals good enough at Gillette Stadium and now this is how you get the man back.
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    I think you and Jacky should get a room! :eek:

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