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To Hell With Charity? (Part 2 of 2)

MoreFreedom Wrote: Dec 26, 2012 1:35 PM
Norris, like many Republicans, focuses on taxes, and makes a case for not eliminating charitible deductions. If he really believes in limited government, including a military that protects our borders instead of meddling in the rest of the world in search of monsters and creating more enemies and blowback, then he'd take the position of eliminating the income tax, and deductions would be moot. And we'd find it far easiter to donate when the federal government isn't taking over 20% of one's income. Republicans focus on taxes, because most of our R representative like to spend the money, and don't really care to cut spending.
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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