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The Charitable Deduction Should Stay

preagan Wrote: Dec 14, 2012 3:27 AM
What are you talking about? Your comments were quite general. When the Republican party spends, it is less likely to be on the Demfare programs. Instead, the Republicans tend to put investments into our defense systems. What would you rather see? # 1) The Democrats handing out welfare, food stamps and smashing nearly every opportunity to create some real jobs for our country. Or, # 2) The Conservative party keep the investments going into our defense build-up of newer technology? As it stands, too many military programs have been cut. The air power of the U.S. forces is starting to lag a bit as the aircraft currently in the fleets and on the flight lines, are starting to show their age.

No conservative should really welcome tax increases of any kind.  But if there is one for which we should really hold the line, it's the charitable deduction.  It's not surprising that the Obama administration would want to do away with it; charities are one of the most important ways that a society can take care of itself -- and its poor and needy -- without relying on government.

Lessen charities' funding means reducing their reach and power.  Doing that through effectively increasing taxes -- that is, the state taking more instead -- is helping President Obama put the government at...