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To Hell With Charity? (Part 2 of 2)

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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