Open Phones: Do Your Politics Influence Your Charitable Donations?

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A woman makes a donation into a Salvation Army kettle outside a Giant grocery store November 24, 2012, in Clifton, Virgina. Bell ringers William Schmidt (L) and his grandson Bubba Wellens (C).

Do your political leanings influence how you choose to give? New City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito recently released tax documents that showed she didn't donate any money to charity in 2012. Does that bother you, or are you satisfied that as a liberal politician she does enough to support programs for the poor or other causes that are important to you?

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