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To Hell With Charity? (Part 2 of 2)

hmcdonald Wrote: Dec 25, 2012 8:23 AM
Charities and those they serve will be better off when the tax code is reformed into a flat tax with no deductions.
Don't Tread On Me3 Wrote: Dec 25, 2012 8:50 AM
Actually, I tend to agree. And, were it not for Big Sugar Daddy Pork Barrel Welfare state sucking the wealth out of the free private economy, tax rates wouldn't need to be high enough to impact giving decisions to begin with.
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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