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    Re: Should we tax religious institutions?

    Yes they should be taxed, except for money they use for charitable work (like feeding the poor, homeless shelters etc.).
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    Re: Should we tax religious institutions?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Blaylock View Post
    Your “Lean” says “Very Conservative”, but there's nothing conservative about this. The idea that any organizations money should be seen as “a goldmine” that government can or should use “to save the poor and the middle class”, or for any other alleged good that government claims to do, is very much the opposite of anything for which any conservative would stand. For that matter, so is your apparent desire to put churches under control of the government.
    My lean is to wherever it best protects and amplifies my wealth. I'd rather the government tax these ridiculous religious organizations who do nothing for the economy, or the people, rather than the wealthy who grease the wheels of the economy. If you want jobs and a robust economy, and want to tax something, I suggest taxing the drains on the economy first and the enablers of the economy last.

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    Re: Should we tax religious institutions?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Intermingling church and state would not be a good idea.
    You speak like it hasn't happened yet. In fact, the cozy relationship between church and state is getting old and no longer brings much benefit, to the rich, to the right, or to the people in general, IMO. I'll be blunt and to the point. Maybe the people should stop putting their faith, and money, in organized religion and instead put their faith in their own abilities and take care of themselves for a change. Then, instead of giving their money to those shysters of organized religion, they could invest it in education and skills that make them more productive.

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    Re: Should we tax religious institutions?

    Here's my take on this whole religion thing. Mind control for weak minds. It encourages dependency while robbing the people of much needed money. I've met many of these religious leaders at fundraisers and other events, and I have to tell you they are much more corrupt than the average politician or plutocrat. And all the money they capture, where do you think this money ends up? It sickens me that the wealthy are vilified and the religious leaders look squeaky clean. And what do they create? Dependency. Dependency on God and the church.

    Stop putting your money and faith into things that make you more dependent on outside intervention and start putting your money and faith into making yourself more capable and productive. Shame on Reagan for involving these lunatics in politics. Now that's blowback. If we want people to become more independent and to stop looking to government for all their needs, we will have to sever this broken bond with the church, who's sole mission is to create dependency.

    P.S. It's time to start putting those pedophiles and crooks in jail with the rest of the scum.

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    Re: Should we tax religious institutions?

    Quote Originally Posted by point1percent View Post
    Taxing the rich is a common theme these days, but there is no talk of taxing religion. Why is that? The Catholic Church has a combined wealth that is near impossible to calculate, but rest assured it makes Bill Gates look like just another poor guy. They pay no taxes but rake in billions. Where does all that money go? Do you really think it is making its way back to the people, especially the poor? And why does God need money? Surely anyone who can create a universe doesn't need money. Seems like organized religion is a goldmine that could be used to save the poor and the middle class.
    I am all for it.They should be taxed like any other business and allowed deductions for charity like any other business.I do not think running a church or trying to convert should count as charity. I seriously doubt most of these religious institutions use all their cash for charity work. Look Paul and Jan Crouch's or Kenneth and Gloria Copeland's houses mansions for example.

    The down side to taxing religious institutions is that they can openly campaign for a candidate. They can have billboard ads criticizing how anti-religious a candidate is due to their stance on a certain issue. I do not know about other parts of the country but in the bible belt people love their churches and a minister can have a lot of sway.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Should we tax religious institutions?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    Charities should not be taxed, just as donations to charity shouldn't be taxed. Religious institutions should be exempt from taxation as long as they do charitable work.
    I occasionally do charity work and I dont want to be taxed either.

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    Re: Should we tax religious institutions?

    Quote Originally Posted by point1percent View Post
    Taxing the rich is a common theme these days, but there is no talk of taxing religion. Why is that? The Catholic Church has a combined wealth that is near impossible to calculate, but rest assured it makes Bill Gates look like just another poor guy. They pay no taxes but rake in billions. Where does all that money go? Do you really think it is making its way back to the people, especially the poor? And why does God need money? Surely anyone who can create a universe doesn't need money. Seems like organized religion is a goldmine that could be used to save the poor and the middle class.
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    Re: Should we tax religious institutions?

    Quote Originally Posted by FreedomFromAll View Post
    I occasionally do charity work and I dont want to be taxed either.
    I have been involved in many charitable work. Now let me look at my docs... Nope. I am still being taxed. It seems only the religious are Gods children and not us for this is obviously a double standard.
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    Re: Should we tax religious institutions?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    The down side to taxing religious institutions is that they can openly campaign for a candidate. They can have billboard ads criticizing how anti-religious a candidate is due to their stance on a certain issue. I do not know about other parts of the country but in the bible belt people love their churches and a minister can have a lot of sway.
    I think they are already doing that but in a rogue way with alternative channels.
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    Re: Should we tax religious institutions?

    Quote Originally Posted by point1percent View Post
    If we want people to become more independent and to stop looking to government for all their needs, we will have to sever this broken bond with the church, who's sole mission is to create dependency.

    P.S. It's time to start putting those pedophiles and crooks in jail with the rest of the scum.
    Right, its sole purpose is to make sexual abuse responding dependency.
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