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To Hell With Charity? (Part 2 of 2)

Joan383 Wrote: Dec 25, 2012 10:59 AM
I know so many people who have stopped charitable giving because of the gov't. They say that taxes are so high and gov't is supposed to be doing everything so go ask Obama for a hand out. I personally raise chickens and gave all my surplus eggs to a food bank. Now I realize that with welfare, medicaid, obamaphones, section 8 housing etc, most of those people at the food bank are doing better than me with my little farm. Now my eggs are for sale! What a world. I give the egg money and then some to Jim DeMint's Senate Conservative Fund, because the true charity we can do for our fellow man is to get this country back to its values. Merry Christmas to all on this post!
Rhcrest Wrote: Dec 25, 2012 8:58 PM
I see it firsthand myself. These people game the public system and get every gov't benefit possible-free food, utilities. spending money, rent etc and then they go over to the private charities and take what they can there. This is how they spend their days - gaming the private and public systems. This is their full time occupation. They get up at noon and relax all day while the rest of us are at work. I refuse to give to anymore private charities that benefit the poor. The poor here are considered lower middle class in the rest of thw world
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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