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  •  That's an argument for my suggestion: (1+ / 0-)
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    deductions only for actual charities that help the poor.

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    by burrow owl on Sun Jan 04, 2009 at 03:47:15 PM PST

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    •  Sh-yeah, right. (1+ / 0-)
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      That's the traditional argument made by religions that all money donated to them should be tax-exempt.

    •  Helping The Poor... (0+ / 0-)

      Is a very subjective thing.  If you wrote a law that was specific about what help and who got it, only small "niche" charities would receive the tax exemption.

      Either leave it like it is or don't allow any tax exemptions.

      The definition of "poor" in NYC would probably be quite different than in rural Mississippi or Arkansas.

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