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The progressivesí war on philanthropy
BizPacReview.com ^ | March 22, 2012 | Michael Dorstewitz

Posted on 03/22/2012 7:41:10 AM PDT by cap10mike

America’s religious and private philanthropic organizations are under attack from the left.

Money begets power in almost every endeavor of human life. The couple with the largest down payment receive the lowest mortgage interest rate. Those with the reputation as big tippers get the best tables and service at restaurants. The business with the healthiest cash reserve has the power to not only prosper but also to gobble up its competitors during lean times.

As true as this maxim is in the private sector, it’s even more prevalent in government circles. Politicians buy votes by offering “free stuff” to their constituents. In so doing, they expand their base to assure their own re-election. It takes money to do this, and it’s only available through taxes. This reality puts politicians squarely on the horns of a dilemma. They want to increase tax revenue while being perceived as keeping taxes low. It’s a delicate dance, which, if performed clumsily, leads to disastrous results. Who can forget George H.W. Bush’s promise, “Read my lips, no new taxes,” which was soon broken, leading to his defeat?

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Miscellaneous; Politics
KEYWORDS: philanthropy; power; taxation
Who could have anything against private charitable organizations? The left, that’s who!
1 posted on 03/22/2012 7:41:14 AM PDT by cap10mike
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To: cap10mike

During Katrina the churches, and individuals, did far more to help than government.
I mean other than Sean Penn who single handedly save MS and LA. haha..remember him down there with his boat.
Anyhow, I didn’t see a lot of coverage of all incredible work the church orgs did down there.
If I didn’t know better I would almost conclude there was a deliberate effort made by the MSM to ignore reality or worse..create their own made up version of reality???


2 posted on 03/22/2012 7:50:40 AM PDT by Leep (Dueling tag lines=don't worry,you'll be a vegetable guy soon<>It's gonna be a Newt day!)
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To: Leep

Boy did you ever hit the nail on the head with your comments! Thank you so much!!


3 posted on 03/22/2012 7:57:54 AM PDT by cap10mike (Free market)
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To: cap10mike

Its is perfectly understandable from statist point of view.

Destroying philanthropy creates a crisis that government can exploit to further increase its power and scope.

Also, if something is provided by philanthropy, it is charity. Can’t have that. Might make the parasites feel bad about themselves. If the government provides it, they can make it a “right,” again increasing its power and scope.


4 posted on 03/22/2012 8:05:02 AM PDT by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: cap10mike
Big government organized crime philanthropy hates competition from real philanthropies. The later’s efficient operations makes the former appear bad.
5 posted on 03/22/2012 8:45:16 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: cap10mike

Progressives? I think they mean regressives!


6 posted on 03/22/2012 9:35:53 AM PDT by Doors
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To: cap10mike

read later


7 posted on 03/22/2012 10:37:09 AM PDT by BreezyDog (PLAN A: A Peaceful Restoration of the Republic.....PLAN B: A Restoration of the Republic)
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