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There are many different possible aspects. Many donors profit off the donation and that in turn, like you said, lowers the amount of taxes to be used. In the US if it is a president you like and you like how they and the states allocate money (money for construction road development, etc, a donation can in a sense prevent that construction. It is not exact, ...


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Saying it costs other taxpayers is a very simplistic analysis. This would be true if: 1. The government absolutely MUST spend a certain amount of money. 2. If it doesn't receive this money from one person it must raise taxes on someone else to make up for it. And 3. The amount the government collects in taxes can be statically determined as gross national ...


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While I do understand, that the government loses money in tax incomes, I don't understand how this directly increases the tax burden on other tax payers (except for, in the long term, the government might raise taxes to make up for lost tax revenues). It doesn't directly do anything in particular. If a charitable donation is tax-deductable, then the donor ...


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Despite being about money and personal finance this is a political statement by the authors that ignores relevant facts. The most prevalent fact is that both countries mentioned deficit spend. Perhaps a more relevant question is why governments are over spending so much? Also it displays an attitude, by the authors that is very harmful. Namely that the ...


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