Thank you, Phil for that post (above) and for the one a couple of pages back that includes this quote...
 Originally Posted By: Phil Hoskins

The people who can most afford to give things of value to those who have too little to survive or survive with dignity do not always share their wealth, do they? And if we take away the tax incentive, we might suspect that they would not be as voluntary as you predict.

Furthermore, charities discriminate.


Nods to NWP last post and Schlack's specifics he lists too.

As far as my mention of the problems being too huge now, several things have happened to make it that way.
Out of control medical costs and gutting and regulation come to mind.
It's not because we have government relief agencies in place now.
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