In response to:

To Hell With Charity? (Part 2 of 2)

Don't Tread On Me3 Wrote: Dec 25, 2012 8:33 AM
In the world of the kleptocratic elite ruling class, $pending actual $$$ on vote-buying programs & the perks & trappings of government is not a "cost" but an "investment" & a civic duty. They see anything that reduces the flow of $$$ from the peasants into their control as a "cost." It's like that wacky euphemism "tax expenditure" referring to deductions & exemptions. Also, natch, such language presumes that if the $$$ flow were partly diverted to government mandarins, it would remain just as big.
Imagine it's Christmas Eve in your local church and the offering plate is passed to help a local orphanage build an addition because there's "no room in the inn." But just when you're about to give generously to the cause, you recall that politicians in Washington recently voted to reduce tax deductions for charitable giving.

Would you give as much under reduced charitable deductions?

Despite the fact that charitable deductions are the 10th-most popular tax break (nearly 40 million Americans claim them annually), those in Washington are willing to gamble that you're going to give as generously in the future without it. But...

Related Tags: Charity