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Tax credits and deductions should serve the country.

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  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Pensacola, FL
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    What I am saying is for a charitable contribution to deserve a deduction the charity should be focused entirely on the USA. It is not valid to say foreign charities would suffer. Contributors could still donate. But if a technicality deprives the country of money then the object of the money should be the country and the people of the country deprived. Money should be restricted to a country in the same way people are restricted. Leave but at a cost of money and process. There is a reason for countries and borders to exist. The "national interest" has excused multiple actions, it should now start to benefit the nation as proclaimed. Playing on the sympathy, compassion and generosity of a nation for special self interest should be criminalized.
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    Ft.myers, FL
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    Chet Ruminski Wrote: What I am saying is for a charitable contribution to deserve a deduction the charity should be focused entirely on the USA. It is not valid to say foreign charities would suffer. Contributors could still donate. But if a technicality deprives the country of money then the object of the money should be the country and the people of the country deprived. Money should be restricted to a country in the same way people are restricted. Leave but at a cost of money and process. There is a reason for countries and borders to exist. The "national interest" has excused multiple actions, it should now start to benefit the nation as proclaimed. Playing on the sympathy, compassion and generosity of a nation for special self interest should be criminalized.
    No I don't agree. Take for instance the refugee problem in the middle east. Don't forget we are the original instigator by invading Iraq, as well our foreign policies which create famine etc. So you suggest we should not help people who we bomb.
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    I am not saying to stop foreign charitable acts. I am saying to give the USA favorable consideration. Nice to fix your neighbors house but prioritize your own house first. Trump and the other oddballs are popular because we didn't take care of our citizens. If you don't take care of yourself eventually you can't help anybody. That is where we are with Trump, Cruz and Hillary. Neglected citizens are easy converts to anything. Dangerously so because of the self interested profile created by the right wing talk stars . When you invite people to fight , they won't care as much about what they are fighting as they care about fighting. Trump's millions do not realize he has nothing for them other than identifying their anger. He'll get them to fight for the sake of fighting not realizing there is no benefit.
  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    Chet Ruminski Wrote: I am not saying to stop foreign charitable acts. I am saying to give the USA favorable consideration. Nice to fix your neighbors house but prioritize your own house first. Trump and the other oddballs are popular because we didn't take care of our citizens. If you don't take care of yourself eventually you can't help anybody. That is where we are with Trump, Cruz and Hillary. Neglected citizens are easy converts to anything. Dangerously so because of the self interested profile created by the right wing talk stars . When you invite people to fight , they won't care as much about what they are fighting as they care about fighting. Trump's millions do not realize he has nothing for them other than identifying their anger. He'll get them to fight for the sake of fighting not realizing there is no benefit.

    Yes Chet, if you create a situation as in Germany before WWII then indeed that makes people "ripe" for dictators like Hitler. However I doubt if that is the case here. My guess it is the "schooling" and "media" what drives it right now The majority of the population has never been away from this "island" and is kept dumb about developments elsewhere, while the "media" still pushes that we are "number one". Sure we are "number one" in war efforts and invading other countries who never attacked us. Sorry to say all the Drumpf voters must be the dumbest of all and lack any education related to human nature and phycology. It really shows how backwards a lot of people are in this country; I've never seen anything like that anywhere.

    Drumpf follows absolutely the "Mein Kampf" writings and even asks the public to give the Nazi salute (hand up in the air)

  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Dutch, I asked a Harvard business school alumnus what was their guiding ethic. He said make a profit for the stockholder. Not peace, tranquility, healthy nation, prosperous nation and nothing other than make a profit for the stockholder. As it turns out even that was a veiled disguise. Getting all the money is the rule. They are close. But what it has left is millions fighting for pennies. There will always be disruptive people but they only rise to prominence when masses of people are deprived. This world has all the resources to provide a good life for everybody. In spite of the majority of religions teaching good will, controlling and limiting those resources has become the rule. When the very best people pick Hillary over Bernie it is because they are content and don't want to disturb the status quo. There is a better way in a planned society but that is dismissed because planning tends to bring out the righteousness in people. That is a threat to hoarding the resources. That leaves turmoil trying to manage pennies for the needs of millions.