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  •  That's what 501c3 charities do (1+ / 0-)
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    There is a case to be made about a status that permits stronger issue advocacy - pushing for (or blocking) legislation that has deep impacts on poor families, or homeless vets, or disabled workers, or.....

    The question is, where should the line be drawn.  I strongly object to pay day loans, as being abusive to low income workers. If an org dedicated to educating low income families on finanical issues can lobby against legislation favoring such companies, then an org dedicated to free market principles is going to have the same opportunity.

    Now, my definition of "social welfare" falls some distance short of what Crossroads GPS is about, but if you firmly believed that low tax/limited government was a public good of even greater magnitude than protecting victims of domestic violence...well, you might draw the line in a different place than I do.

    “Texas is a so-called red state, but you’ve got 10 million Democrats here in Texas. And …, there are a whole lot of people here in Texas who need us, and who need us to fight for them.” President Obama

    by Catte Nappe on Thu May 16, 2013 at 06:06:22 PM PDT

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