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Fewer Americans Are Donating to Charity and it May Have Nothing to do with Money
Market Watch ^ | 12/3/19 | Leslie Albrecht

Posted on 12/05/2019 5:41:11 PM PST by marshmallow

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To: butlerweave
If you Donate to one like magic you get hundreds of those requests in the mail.

That is exactly right. Not only mail but phone calls too. And it's not just charities, the same goes for any political contribution.

41 posted on 12/05/2019 9:39:19 PM PST by Fresh Wind (The Electoral College is the firewall protecting us from massive blue state vote fraud.)
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To: Drago

That’s a good point; more and more people would see no tax benefit from charitable donations.

I also think a large part of this is demographic; as older Americans who had “good” jobs attrite out of the economy, the next generation often work in low-paying McJobs that not only prevent them from giving - I believe it really sours them on many of the alleged beneficiaries, who certainly could be working the same McJobs.

Finally, we are reaping what we’ve sown in marginalizing/destroying the WASP culture in this country and its Judeo-Christian roots. Why would younger secular Americans ever give the fruits of their labor to someone else?


42 posted on 12/06/2019 2:31:25 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: tbw2

Animal shelters (earmarked for cats) ONLY...sorry, humans!


43 posted on 12/06/2019 3:11:52 AM PST by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the ark...siameserescue.com)
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To: marshmallow

Donating to charities that have a high administration cost is a factor. Donate 200 and the charity gets 1.95 the rest goes to overhead. I would imagine that most average Americans donate a larger percentage of their annual income compared to these criminal rat politicians. Why is this not public? This is an indication of the types of people we elect to represent us


44 posted on 12/06/2019 3:21:42 AM PST by ronnie raygun (nic dip.com)
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To: ronnie raygun

https://www.charitynavigator.org/

Above is a site that gives the breakdown on admin costs, etc.

I changed some of my giving based on their information. It does take money to have a CEO, raise funds, etc. But this site at least allows one to decide for themselves what is reasonable.

One of the places I give to is Christian Appalachian Project, with 86.7% going directly to helping folks. My old man gave to them years ago, and got me interested in them. Carrying on the legacy now 30 years later after he passed on.


45 posted on 12/06/2019 3:34:01 AM PST by 21twelve (!)
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To: Captain Peter Blood

And candidates like Buttgieg think Jesus’ command to feed the poor can be fulfilled by govt, so who needs to give to charity?


46 posted on 12/06/2019 4:48:43 AM PST by webstersII
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To: marshmallow

But the Obamas were very generous this year, donating $11 million to charity. Oh, wait. No; they didn’t. They bought an $11 million house. Never mind.


47 posted on 12/06/2019 5:03:16 AM PST by MayflowerMadam ("I've read the back of The Book, and we win.")
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To: Drago
The purpose of taxes is to collect the money the government needs to perform its Constitutional functions.

Not to incentivize what Washington thinks are good actions, or to punish what Washington thinks are bad deductions.

Flat tax, no deductions is the way to go.

The charity industry along with others (real estate) are just going to have to learn to operate under a different reality.

48 posted on 12/06/2019 5:05:11 AM PST by Eric Pode of Croydon (I'm an unreconstructed Free Trader and I do not give a damn.)
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To: marshmallow
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49 posted on 12/06/2019 5:22:33 AM PST by PeteePie (Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people - Proverbs 14:34)
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To: marshmallow

In my view this goes hand-in-hand with the country’s drift towards socialism.

In Euro-Socialist countries rates of charitable giving are very low. The prevailing attitude becomes “it’s the government’s job, let them handle it.”

You can see that happening here.


50 posted on 12/06/2019 6:45:58 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog (Patrick Henry would have been an anti-vaxxer)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Spot on.


51 posted on 12/06/2019 7:14:13 AM PST by marshmallow
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