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Subject: Re: How to erase the deficit Date: 10/22/2004 4:25 PM
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I don't buy this. Unlike buisnesses and the like, the church makes all of its money via donations; not revenues earned from the sale of goods and servecies. People pay the government tax, then donate to the church from their own pockets too. If you tax the church, it is like dipping your hand into the citizens pocket twice. Thew want their donation to go the charitable functions of the church, not to uncle sam. They could have given more to uncle sam if they wanted to via not accepting the refund checks.

It is not double taxation, since the givers can deduct the church contributions in the first place. That means all the income of a church has not been taxed.

As for your argument that double taxation on the same dollar is wrong...well it happens every day. I pay federal income tax before i get my money, then i pay sales tax, and then that merchant is taxed again on the money I give him.

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