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To Hell With Charity? (Part 2 of 2)

Harold206 Wrote: Dec 25, 2012 9:32 AM
Speaking of "charity," there have been several fund-raising events for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. Yet, I distinctly recall that Obama promised those "victims" that red tape would be cut and they would get relief post haste from the government coffers. Where is that relief today? If you canvass those who were affected, they'll tell you they're still waiting for it. This is a perfect example of how well government handles disaster aid, something our constitution never authorized in the first place, by the way.
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...

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