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Let Obama be Obama

hmcdonald Wrote: Nov 22, 2012 9:52 AM
I would augment Hanson's plan by capping all deductions to a total of 1 million dollars. Listening to Buffett and Gates and the rest of their ilk scream would be worth the price of admission.
Eleanor32 Wrote: Nov 22, 2012 11:26 AM
Why cap it so high? How many people can afford to give away a million dollars in any given year? Cap it at 50,000 and watch them really scream.

One caveat. All of the rest of us need to send financial support to charaties that have a high ratio of donation income to distribution of that income to the truly needy.

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