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The Charitable Deduction Should Stay

JasonCharleston Wrote: Dec 14, 2012 9:31 AM
Liberals pretty much take over any charity and use it for their own purposes. Only local churches would be a hurt by this, but their donations are usually small donations that would be unaffected by this law.

No conservative should really welcome tax increases of any kind.  But if there is one for which we should really hold the line, it's the charitable deduction.  It's not surprising that the Obama administration would want to do away with it; charities are one of the most important ways that a society can take care of itself -- and its poor and needy -- without relying on government.

Lessen charities' funding means reducing their reach and power.  Doing that through effectively increasing taxes -- that is, the state taking more instead -- is helping President Obama put the government at...