you got some facts to back up your personal beliefs on the 99%?
Don't believe in charities, the tax-exempt status for them, or their high-priced help
I am a big believer in government being the best place for providing support. But I recognize that others think different and the a lot of charities do fine work, often working with government and allowing government designed programs to achieve more. So why shouldn't heads of charities receive pay equivalent to what other jobs are paying.
A charity that I have supported both financially, and with many volunteer hours in the past was Rotary.
All charities need to be abolished in Canada
Thankfully, Rotary has received matching contributions from the Federal Government towards Polio Eradication. Rotary has been leading the charge on Polio eradication for over 20 years. I personally believe we will see the last case of Polio within the next 5 years. While the vaccinations occur overseas, Rotary is active in our backyards. How would abolishing charities affect international NGOs?
Nor do I think religious organizations should be eligible for any kind of tax breaks
No debate there.
what our municipal government did here, to level the playing field with churches, is take away the property taxes on those npo's who own property and buildings. they couldn't get taxes from churches and decided to make all things equal.
the npo's in the community are the only ones who give everything back to the community, while the "churches" take and give nothing much to the community.
we've a whack load of "evangelical" churches here. they couldn't get along together so successive new churches were formed as they fought over power and control. now the main one fundraises to give money to some charity in Zimbabwe.