Cunning Deceit: Defenders of tax exemptions and deductions argues that if we got rid of them charitable giving would drop. It surely would, although how much, we can’t say. But of course government revenue would go up, and that money could be used to, say, house the homeless and feed the hungry. We’d have fewer church soup kitchens — but countries that truly care about poverty don’t rely on churches to run soup kitchens.
Governments don’t care about the poor, and are highly inefficient distributors of the widow’s mite—monies stolen from citizens via taxation and endless borrowing to house the homeless and feed the hungry are propaganda fronts to distract citizens from plunder from banksters, Wall Street, the military industrial complex and the surveillance industrial complex. — Robert John Stevens