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Letter | Sheldon Adelson’s supposed generosity

Dear Editor,

The Forward recently published an article about billionaire Sheldon Adelson’s “generosity.” I felt compelled to respond.

Tell me how much he is going to get from the recent emergency stimulus packages — and then let’s discuss how generous he is.

Tell me how much he pays in federal and state taxes — and then let’s assess how generous he is.

Tell me how big are his charitable contributions supporting right-wing causes to Israel — especially the tax deductible ones — and then let’s discuss how generous he is.

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And finally, tell me that his support for his workers will go on as long as the crisis continues — not just a few months — and how he is going to shame all his other billionaire friends to do the same.

And while you’re at it, ask him how workers who don’t have a rich employer are going to survive — then we’ll be able to measure how generous he is.


Toby T. Gati




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