i think you miss the point of giving: you give for yourself.
if someone else fucks up after that, its not your issue. if you want to take a deduction for it, its for your charitable gift not for what they do with the money. as long as the tax laws permit that, its ok. if you don't like the tax laws you change them.
that you have issues with the way the govt handles disaster relief, and the act of making charitable donations, are two totally separate things.
you don't stop being charitable because someone else is a dumb fuck. well you could, but that would just demonstrate that you are no better than the dumb fuck.
Newcastle, all due respect but I think YOU missed the point of MY post. As per The Wig and the rest of the liberal government, which last I checked control that cesspool called the tri-state area, believe its the gov't job to handle this shit. They have the money, the mandate, and the power to deal with this! So, considering that logic, there's NO FUCKING NEED FOR CHARITY.
Since I had to spell it out for you, here's some more posts of people who get it:
Originally Posted by SouthernListen
I gave at the office. Via my huge tax bill and inflation caused by huge deficit spendings. They voted for it, they can bail themselves out. Howard's so big on the feds handling disasters, let them.
Originally Posted by HowieStearn
no need to contribute, Obama's got everything covered
Originally Posted by isabella
aren't we always told it's the federal gov't's job?
Originally Posted by vaginapoosie
we're all going to be paying for it anyway somehow. let the federal govn't dish out the appropriate funds and then wait your turn to get gouged later with some sort of tax increase.