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To Hell With Charity? (Part 2 of 2)

LOIS44 Wrote: Dec 25, 2012 9:23 AM
Explain to me how we have 106 million folks on some type of entitlement program, (not counting SS) and yet still need charity organizations to fill in the 'holes'? Explain the giant salaries of most of these charity organizations. No, I'm not being Scrooge looking for poor houses, I do have my own favorite charities, but, looking at Dec's mail, I'm in awe of how many charities there are.. Friday, we delivered 2 huge boxes of food and goods to a "poor family", they had just returned from a local charity that had filled the back of their van with over a month's supply of food, and gifts. This family also gets food stamps, free medical, and a welfare check. Are we keeping them poor by enriching them for not working or trying?
Rhcrest Wrote: Dec 25, 2012 8:59 PM
We are being made fools of by the "poor' . The laze around in a hammock all day laughing at all us working stiffs
ReddestNeck Wrote: Dec 25, 2012 11:34 AM
Cheers, you helped the poor family have more than it needed for maybe a month.

One would sooner ask, why do we need a government and its food stamps by which it wastes more per benefit dollar bestowed on a recipient than do private charities?
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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