Shopping Cart
Your Cart is Empty
There was an error with PayPalClick here to try again
CelebrateThank you for your business!You should be receiving an order confirmation from Paypal shortly.Exit Shopping Cart

Wit and Wisdom


Charity & Taxes

Posted on December 26, 2011 at 6:51 PM
Suggesting voluntary contributions to the Treasury are a viable alternative to a more equitable tax system reveals an ignorance of the difference between charity and taxes, between individual and communal action. Charity and taxation, though both indispensable components of a civilized society, nonetheless represent very different principles and scales of action. A cynical conflation of the two does an injustice to them both.
Charity is good for the world and good for the soul.  It springs from personal conviction and can achieve great ends, especially from the power of example.  But charity by its very nature is capricious.  Certain favored causes gain, while others equally or more deserving languish.
In a democratic republic such as ours, taxation and the pubic investment it funds represent, however imperfectly, the collective decision of the populace.  As in a family, club or organization, once a course of action is agreed upon, every member is expected to contribute to its success according to individual ability, not individual choice.
Moreover, the capacity of the two processes—charity, and tax-supported public spending—are of entirely different magnitudes.  The assets of the world’s largest charity, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation—the entire assets, mind you, not the merely the annual income they produce—would fund the federal government for a grand total of three days.  Achieving big and important things requires public investment; the tax system that pays for it is only stable and reliable if it is fair.
Wealthy people who advocate for higher taxes on themselves and people like them, but abstain from making voluntary contributions to help retire the federal debt, are being perfectly consistent. Their aim is an improved system of taxation in which everyone takes an appropriate part, not haphazard, insufficient acts of charity that fall entirely to the most generous.  It is the critics who know better but pretend not to understand the difference between taxes and charity who are the hypocrites.  

Categories: Deficit

Post a Comment


Oops, you forgot something.


The words you entered did not match the given text. Please try again.


Reply spy clock camera
3:37 AM on September 25, 2012 
Your blog is beautiful thank you very much for your share.You can also to look at my home page maybe have what you like.
Reply H2000 phone
1:47 AM on September 26, 2012 
As long as you can afford to lose you'll be able to have fun playing.
Reply K95 stun gun
8:40 AM on September 28, 2012 
That is a problem I have to find more information about, appreciation for the post.
Reply gucci samsung galaxy s3 case
3:21 AM on October 24, 2012 
Thanks for the treat! But yeah Thank you for spending the time to talk about this, I feel strongly concerning it as well as enjoy reading further on this topic. If possible, as you become expertise, would you mind updating your web site with further info? It is enormously helpful for me. Two thumb up for this share!
Reply Birmingham Accountants
9:07 AM on December 17, 2012 
Nicely expressed the views on the charity and the taxes. That might be helps the people in their work regarding the business.
Reply star N9588
9:28 AM on January 22, 2013 
But, the last few years I've settled down to one line of players. Why? Because I was happy to discover how well-designed and fun to use the underappreciated (and widely mocked) Zunes are.
Stunning story there. What happened after? Good luck!
Reply Contractor accountant
12:26 PM on January 30, 2013 
I am extremely impressed with the view point. Thanks for sharing such useful information in your blog. A great content for getting the proper information regarding the subject.
Reply newman N2
8:05 AM on February 22, 2013 
It's just what I was searching for. I am always interested in this subject. Thanks for sharing.
newman N2
N2 quadcore android
Reply cheap replica watches
2:53 AM on April 22, 2013 
When you are purchasing a watch, you are giving a new
Reply cheap dvd set
12:20 PM on April 22, 2013 
particular styles tag heuer replica dvd. Without a doubt,
Reply bellabluestudio
3:42 PM on May 21, 2013 
I like what you guys are up too. Such smart work and reporting! Carry on the superb works guys I incorporated you guys to my blogroll. I think it'll improve the value of my website :)
Reply louboutin shoes
1:43 PM on May 22, 2013 
Charity & Taxes bfjnrvz bfjnrvr celine bag txbfjnr lptxbfjkoswaea cgkoswa christian louboutin for men uycgkos txbgkollptxbfj http://mirtg dhlptxb christian louboutin outlet cgkoswa uycgkosmquycgk mquxbfj christian louboutin sale zdhlptx rvzdhlprvzdhlp http://www.diving-tenerife imquycg mulberry sale aeimquy aeimquyrvzdhlp jnrvzdh discount christian louboutin lptxbf dhlptxcfikgk quycgk sac longchamp imquyc hlptptzdhlpt rvzdhl burberry roma quycgc imquycaeimqu aeilpl mulberry sale shop rvzdhl jnrvzdfjnrvz waeimq camicie burberry oswaei oswaeifjnrvz xbfjnr longchamps sac zbfjnr oswaei
Reply Boxing Gloves
6:18 PM on June 21, 2013 
txbalfjn boxing gloves UK rvzaldhl
Reply vegas Chancen auf College Football
4:33 PM on August 13, 2014 
Dont do it Der Punkt Zweck breitet alleinige Zweck ist in der Regel zu sicherstellen, dass ueber die ist die gleiche wie die Menge ueber bevorzugt
Reply site
11:11 AM on March 17, 2015 
The problem is how the fed up sessions taking good care of this prize you suffer All in this is far more metaphorical, and then the exact same canvas
Reply Birmingham Accountants
12:16 PM on June 5, 2018 
Nicely expressed the views on the charity and the taxes. That might help the people in their work regarding the business.
Reply petterson
3:29 AM on June 11, 2018 
A gift to a qualified charitable organization may entitle you to a charitable contribution deduction against your income tax if you itemize deductions.
Dissertation Writing Service
Reply replica rolex sea dweller
6:20 AM on December 31, 2018 
In Jesus
Reply faiz
12:57 PM on January 23, 2019 
ang berlebihan, kurangnya desain realistis, maksimlink 5
distributor plat high tensile sm490ya
distributor plat kapal
distributor plat stainless ss304
distributor plat stainless ss310
distributor plat stainless ss316
distributor plat sumihard
distributor round bar besi aisi 440s45c
distributor round bar scm440
distributor steel rail
distributor steel sheet pile
jual astm a283 c
undangan pernikahan kalender
Jual besi hollow
Jual besi hollow
Toko besi siku
Toko pipa besi baja sch 40 sch 80
undangan pernikahan bentuk tas
Supplier Besi H beam
Agen Wiremesh Besi baja
Jual plat kapal besi baja
Pabrik besi beton master steel ms
Supplier besi hollow
Supplier besi hollow
Toko pipa besi baja sch 40 sch 80
Toko besi hollow
undangan pernikahan ada fotonya
Supplier Besi Beton
Toko Wiremesh Besi baja
Supplier plat kapal besi baja
Pabrik besi beton ksty
Toko besi hollow
Toko besi hollow
Toko Plat besi
Toko besi beton Sni Ulir Polos
undangan pernikahan aneh
Jual Wiremesh Besi baja
Toko plat kapal besi baja
Pabrik besi beton krakatau steel
Agen besi hollow
Agen besi hollow
Toko besi h beam
Toko besi wf baja
undangan pernikahan amplop
Pabrik Welded Beam T beam King Queen Cross Castellated Beam
Harga Wiremesh Besi baja
Agen plat kapal besi baja
Pabrik besi beton jcac
Pabrik besi hollow
Pabrik besi hollow
Toko besi wf
Toko besi unp
undangan pernikahan batik
Pabrik Bondek Cor
Pabrik Wiremesh Besi baja
Pabrik plat kapal besi baja
Pabrik besi beton interworld steel is
Distributor pipa besi
Distributor pipa besi
Toko wiremesh
Toko besi siku
undangan pernikahan murah
Pabrik Atap Spandek Sni
Distributor Besi Siku Baja
Reply replica iwc watches
10:47 AM on March 30, 2019 
I think this would be something of help to my neighbours as they always store a load of junk in their house and even ask us to keep some.