By Mary Theroux | Saturday March 28, 2009 at 10:49 AM PDT | 22 Comments
Those of us concerned with the voluntary sector are puzzled by the dichotomy between President Obama’s professed belief in the importance of the non-profit sector throughout his campaign, inauguration, and early administration, as in this statement: …the change that Americans are looking for will not come from government alone. There is a force for...
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Tags: Bailouts, Budget and Tax Policy, Charity, Economics, Education, Family, Great Depression, Healthcare, Politics, Privatization, Regulation, Religion, Taxation, Urban Issues, Welfare
By Mary Theroux | at 10:27 AM PDT | 4 Comments
It turns out it’s not only Obama’s political appointments who suffer from misunderstanding that tax laws apply to everyone. While researching figures for my blog post on charitable deductions, I came across this detail: the Obamas themselves filed an erroneous tax return for 2006, taking a charitable deduction for $13,000 contributed to the Congressional...
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Tags: Bailouts, Budget and Tax Policy, Criminal Justice, Elections, Law, Money and Banking, Presidential Power