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A MESSAGE TO THE RICH
The Washington Post ran a column a few days ago, in which a Mr. Joel Berg applauds the Obama Administration for reducing the amount of charitable deduction that The Rich are allowed to take when they write a check to charity.

Mr. Berg � who runs a charitable foundation that feeds the poor � explains things for us thusly:
��It is wrong to give them [the very rich] unilateral power to decide whether their taxpayer-subsidized donations should go to, say, well-heeled operas or lavish care of pets rather than to organizations that meet more pressing communal needs.�
Mr. Berg lists two specific ways in which The Rich have been Letting Down the Team � again.
�First,� he writes, �such tax deductions are a highly inefficient way to fund social programs.� Got that? He continues: �Second, voluntary private charity is a less equitable way to solve community problems.�
See the problem here? �When the wealthiest Americans donate to charities,� writes Berg, �they are most likely to give to universities, hospitals and cultural institutions from which they and their families may benefit.�

The filthy swine!

The answer is simple. Don�t let The Rich have a big deduction on charitable giving, since they will donate to stupid things like the Arts or medical centers, instead of those charities doing important things � like Mr. Berg�s.

No sir! The answer is clear: simply tax them more.
�Combined with other progressive Obama tax proposals, that change would not only start to redress the inequality gap that has engulfed America in recent decades but would also help to pay for many effective domestic programs��
�Which Mr. Berg then helpfully goes on to list.

Well, I read this article in the Washington Post, and I thought: there you have it. The top ten percent, that pays sixty percent of the total income tax and which allows the bottom half � HALF! � to pay nothing� Those horrible, greedy bastards are not using their free-will generosity as �efficiently� as the government can, so let�s just take more of their money and call it square.

So let me now send a personal message to The Rich in America�

As an American and a patriot, I implore you � I go to my knees and beg you � LEAVE NOW.
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