Joe Doakes from Como Park emails:

A colleague predicts charitable giving will plummet next year.  Charitable contributions will not be deductible under the new tax law, but your personal exemption will increase to $10,000 per person.  No net effect on most people’s income taxes; but if you are effectively getting the charitable deduction without actually making a charitable contribution, why contribute?  Who’d be foolish enough to throw money away like that?

This is how Liberals view the world.  Liberals make charitable contributions to get tax breaks.  No tax break – no charitable contribution.

That is not how Conservatives view the world.  We make charitable contributions to help others and we consistently give more than our Liberal brethren.  The tax break is nice but even if we don’t get it, we’re still going to make our same contributions.

Charitable giving is not for the tax break, it’s for the soul.  Liberals failing to understand that, explains much of what’s gone wrong in America since they rammed through The Great Society.

Joe Doakes

Joe’s outlook is sunnier than mine.  The left at its core detests charity.  They want it socialized.

6 thoughts on “Charity

  1. charity in the hands of the proletariat is historically susceptible to the hazards of false consciousness and the duplicitous influence of class traitors, without proper guidance the class enemies may actually benefit from misguided charity, i.e. the proletariat may donate to the Salvation Army rather than the SPLC.

    of course the potential loss of revenue for organizations like the SPLC is the major reason the left is mewling their protest of the disappearing tax deduction.

  2. As I understand it, the new tax law does *not* get rid of the deduction for charitable giving. What it does is increase the standard deduction so high that many fewer will itemize and thus benefit from it.

    For instance, let’s say that if you itemize, you will end up with $8000 in deductions, of which $4000 are for charitable giving — or you can just use the $10,000 standard deduction. The smart move is to use the standard deduction.

    Thus, people who give a lot of money to charity will still benefit from the charitable deduction.

  3. Charitable giving is not for the tax break, it’s for the soul. Liberals failing to understand that because they have no soul explains much…

    There, fixed it for you, JD.

  4. I think this is a double bonus. If indeed conservatives give to charity out of actual, you know, charity, and liberals do not, that means conservative charities prosper while liberal ones wither. What’s not to like?

  5. So, if I give my church $1000, and because of the tax write off, it only costs me $600, does God give me credit for the $600 or the $1000?

  6. It never gets much coverage but it was just shocking how much money the DOJ gave to ACORN type groups from “fines” (protection money) of corporations.

    People don’t get how sickening our system is.

    Also, great post MacArthur Wheeler!

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