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To Hell With Charity? (Part 2 of 2)

NewJAl Wrote: Dec 25, 2012 11:46 PM
Government cannot distinguish between the takes and truly needy, and, in fact, I do not think Obama cares. They both, parasitic and needy, vote and their vote can be bought. And they are told they are worthy and deserving and owed, while that applies to only a few. God knows who they are, and some of us see some, next door or elsewhere that are the real deal. They lie, they cheat, they pretend, and it serves the politician and their relatives to look the other way. I know too many, myself. Why be duped, and allow them to control our giving by letting their enablers take control of our money?
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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