Decline is the worst since the Chronicle of Philanthropy began keeping a tally
WASHINGTONÂ â€” A new ranking of the nation's 400 biggest charities shows donations dropped by 11 percent overall last year as the Great Recession ended â€” the worst decline in 20 years since the Chronicle of Philanthropy began keeping a tally.
"It shows that charities are really having a tough time, and this is some of the most successful charities in the United States," Chronicle Editor Stacy Palmer said. "Usually bigger charities are more resilient, so that's the part that is still surprising."
Perhaps they only need to be a bit more creative ?
"Government cannot be replaced by charities or volunteers. Government should not fund religious activities. But our Nation should support the good works of these good people who are helping their neighbors in need. So I propose allowing all taxpayers, whether they itemize or not, to deduct their charitable contributions. Estimates show this could encourage as much as $14 billion a year in new charitable giving, money that will save and change lives."
I would be curious if today's Republicans and their Tea Party cohorts believe this $14 Billion dollars has been generated due to Bush's fiscal and tax policies?
Here is a little food for thought for all you Tea Party members and fiscal conservative Republicans. Please watch this next video in total, then tell me what you want cut from the Federal Government in an effort to reduce the size of government.
Â Socialism is BAD!