Perhaps more would be donated if less were taxed. OF course, we both know why the left doesn't WANT voluntary charity... because they don't want anybody besides them deciding just who the needy (as opposed to the fakers and scammers) really are.<quoted text>And that is why it is said that the US is the greatest country in the world! What would we become if children with distended bellies begged on the sidewalk in front of Wall Street. Or people walked right over an abandoned baby screaming in the gutter as if it's not there. Is that what the hard right would like to see? No social safety net whatsoever? 100% dog- eat- dog individualism? I'd say no more poor or working poor fight in US wars, not one red penny be taken from the poor in taxes of any kind, and religious organizations be taxed 75% of their "profits" and given to the destitute, because they're not feeding, housing, or clothing the mass majority of poor people as they are called by Jesus to do.
We have a social safety net system because the religious organizations cannot and will not take action to help poor and suffering people on a massive level from the tithes and offerings of their members.
I ditto what Artist said... and add that it's none of your effen business what someone else does with the money they earned unless they choose to make it your business.Someone like you would strongly protest that ideology. The money should continue to support the private jets,$1,000 dollar suits,$3.5 million dollar mansions,$50,000 dollar cars, and so- called missionary trips to preach dependence on the great white god in the sky, while they fly back to the US in private jets and eat a steak and lobster dinner.