Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Rita: Federal Funds Helping Churches

Should faith-based organizations receive federal money in the wake of disaster relief? No. Faith based organizations receive reduced-tax dollars from their members and are tax exempt themselves. They are guided by the Christian principle "give as they are able." They shouldn't do more than that. Period.

Linda Chavez says that faith-based organizations were the "first responders" to the crisis while Nagan, Blanco and FEMA fooled around. True enough. When will the government ever be more efficient than an individual or church? Uh, never. Federal funds will gum up the works for faith-based organizations.

Give people more incentives to give charitably. Cut their taxes so they have more to give.
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