Will tax reform endanger charitable donations?

We fear that tax reform will lead to a continued attack by the federal government on programs for the needy, and perhaps an increased limitation on charitable contributions.

Indeed, we would prefer that the government greatly increased expenditures on social programs for the needy.

Yet one defender of the tax cuts for the wealthy blithely offered that the rich would then give more to charities (shades of “trickle-down”). Do wealthy people agree that this would happen with their tax cut proceeds?

We are quite happy that at least some of our taxes support deserving people in need and wish that more, not less, was directed toward them.

Larry and Judy Sowder

El Cajon

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