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Branden: Keep Charity Deduction

On his Facebook wall, Branden Durst, Idaho representative-elect from Boise, writes:

“Fiscal Cliff — There has been a lot of talk about how to avoid the so-called “fiscal cliff.” If it were up to me, I'd take the the idea of limiting deductions for charitable giving off the table. Charitable giving supports an infrastructure of faith based and community programs that are vital to social service safety net. If this deduction is curtailed in anyway the impact will be very regressive.”

Question: Would you contribute to charities/churches, if you couldn't deduct that contribution?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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