oujon Wrote:
Dec 26, 2012 4:42 PM
Fletch, of course I believe that voluntary charitable giving is always better than government coerced "charity," which has proven itself to not work as well (or at all). I am focusing here on the tax deduction for giving. Obviously, the government can and should reduce its spending; however, if an individual taxpayer has to pay even a tenth of a percent in a higher tax rate to offset the charitable donation deduction of another taxpayer, then that amounts to socialism, albeit a very mild form. By eliminating the deduction while at the same time reducing all the rates to offset the elimination would be a step in the right direction.