Part of President Obama’s budget has a weird twist. I mean, we all know that he wants to raise taxes on the wealthy. We also know that he wants to give that money to the poor. So why is he doing it by capping the amount that the wealthy can give away?
Because socialism is all about government control.
“This will lead people to give less to charities if they behave the way they’ve behaved in the past,” he said. “We’ve already seen a drop in giving as a result of the economic collapse. On top of that, this will just reduce the amount of giving.”
Asked about that, Office of Management and Budget Director Peter Orszag said Mr. Obama took care of that by giving charities government money to make up part of the difference.
“Contained in the recovery act, there’s $100 million to support nonprofits and charities as we get through this period of economic difficulty,” he said.
See, it’s not important that the wealthy give to charity– let the government do it. I mean, it’s not enough that we’re in debt and have a budget deficit that will send us further. No, we have to add to it, and take away more personal liberty and responsibility…
Let alone, do you believe that it will be Catholic charities that will get this new money, or can you look far enough into the future where the ACLU, etc., will argue that money from the government to religious charities will be a violation of the Separation of Church and State.
This is power grab, and if you can’t see it, then your blind.