"Never fear. Him is here" - Captain Chaos (Dom DeLuise), Cannonball Run
Mace Windu: Then our worst fears have been realized. We must move quickly if the Jedi Order is to survive.
"If you dont like paying income taxes, stop making an income." Super, what a smarty! If you don't make income, you are committing suicide. If you have committed suicide, you are no longer a slave. Then "You wont be whipped, beaten or hamstrung by your master
As a slave". There is one exception, however. If you don't make income by working, in America, you can force the government to force for you. Then, master, you don't even have to whip, beat, or hamstrung anyone but enjoy a tax free monthly income-the welfare check. Who said such life is not better than that of the slave owners in the old time?
Is taxation slavery? It depends. If tax money is used for public safety and well being, it is not. If it is used for "rescuing" someone who does not have to work but just stays at home to pop bustards, or if it is used to pay someone who works 1/3 of a "job" but gets full time pay, you bet it is salvery.
Okay here is a response to whoever (I forgot).
Private Charity vs the Welfare State | P.a.p.-Blog, Human Rights Etc.
From the article/blog: " Private charitable giving to the poor, defined in narrow terms, runs in the range of $10 to $15 billion a year [in the U.S.], and few observers believe that this sum is capable of significant augmentation in the short run, regardless of government policy. Tyler Cowen (source)"
"Private charities 10 to 15 billion per year." Compare that to government aid.
That's a start. Sorry if it took so long but my posts are usually worth waiting for.
A quote from an internet social darwinist: "Charity is itself a selfish act. There is no true altruism that Ayn Rand has so much contempt for."
Of course you will probably kill the messenger.
Last edited by LiberalAvenger; 07-18-10 at 03:35 AM.
Here is some more research about private charity and gov, so called, welfare.
Private Versus Collectivized Charity: Further Explorations Of The Crowding Out Debate
Let the games begin. Hail Caesar!
Last edited by LiberalAvenger; 07-18-10 at 03:42 AM.
I am sure you will change your mind about it if the republicans gain a majority in the congress, again.
However that will do them no good because we now have a super majority factor to deal with because of the republicans abusing the filibuster. This will come back to haunt them. Karma's a bitch.
Link Keep in mind that taxes and inflation went up so people had less money to spend due to the recession. There was also changes in the law regarding how much a person could donate to a charity and get a deduction. The federal government spent 415.21 billion dollars in 2007 and 485.96 billion dollars in 2008. Link
Last edited by The_Patriot; 07-18-10 at 10:20 AM.
Ok, that's cool..
Charitable contributions are a little less than half. What would happen to people without the other half?
Also the government helps private charities with tax write offs which I have no complaints about.
However, there are charitable organizations, such as Pat Robertson of the Christian Coalition who became billionaires of of non profit ventures. People who profit too much from charity often claim that God is blessing them for their good work.