Home > Personal > “I have never understood why it is ‘greed’ to want to keep the money you’ve earned, but not greed to want to want to take somebody else’s money.” ~~Thomas Sowell

“I have never understood why it is ‘greed’ to want to keep the money you’ve earned, but not greed to want to want to take somebody else’s money.” ~~Thomas Sowell

This rings true during this season of politics. Generosity should be through the act of individuals. It always serves the needs of the deserving better that way I think.

“I have never understood why it is ‘greed’ to want to keep the money you’ve earned, but not greed to want to want to take somebody else’s money.” ~~Thomas Sowell

 

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  1. August 20, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    I agree Michael. This runs along the lines of a blog i have been putting together for some time now, hopefully to post by the end of this week. It will be called: Homeless Assistance Nonprofits, Funding, the Government and You. The above saying you post is also why i do not 100% care for the whole raising funds thing as a 501c3 nonprofit….ie: asking for and taking someones hard earned money. It is a difficult scenario. Catch 22 as they say i guess maybe?

  2. August 20, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    Lance, always reluctant myself to venture in the politics of this all. My sense is that giving to non profits is “voluntary”. I can do it or not. Taking money via the IRS is not. No one has a choice in that manner. The charitable and community / church approach actually worked well for many years before income tax was initiated. We had to amend the constitution to make income tax legal.

    Any rate. I am a big advocate of focusing on voluntarily solving problems via local giving. Be blessed, God is with you.

  3. September 1, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    I totally agree with your assessment that community/church assistance worked prior to taxation and would go one further to say that the administrative costs were infinitesimally smaller than the cost of government involvement. Much less red tape, too. Much more aid ended up where it belongs (in the hands of those suffering).

    • September 2, 2012 at 7:06 pm

      Well said. I believe 501c3’s were created to limit the number of churches here in the U.S.

    • September 3, 2012 at 8:01 am

      We could use less red tape for sure.

  1. August 22, 2012 at 9:48 am

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