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Socialism v. Charity

lshort Wrote: Dec 26, 2012 11:10 AM
Morality is especially hard when you grow up with people who actively don't practice it and sneer at it...sounds like you do know what I mean by that, unfortunately. :( But it also sounds like we've turned out pretty well, you and I..?

With the fiscal cliff looming, Washington is looking under every rock for new forms of “revenue.”

Nothing is sacred, not even the mortgage and charitable deductions, which some are recasting as “loopholes.” Ending the mortgage deduction when the housing market is finally showing signs of recovery would be like giving a cancer patient strychnine to make him feel better.

Even worse would be ending the charitable deduction, for the simple reason that this deduction encourages private sector benevolence, which the federal government under Barack Obama treats as pesky competition.

As government grows, the private sector wanes, a situation created...