With a heavy heart, I reject supporting this Bill.
While these programs are clearly started by well intentioned folks, they are really not the responsibility of our federal government. If required and legitimized by the local taxpayers, these programs should be funded by local and state governments.
Many of the affluent who are not reasonably taxed on investment income and leftist who believe in the redistribution of wage income through payroll taxes will decry the callous who call for constraints being placed upon federal spending not specific and traceable to federal responsibility under the Constitution. Still, as we support misadventures in other countries and studies to determine the breeding habits of chipmunks, we are hemorrhaging monies that we do not have.
Instead, we are borrowing from China and the mid-east despots. Please, let’s get focused upon our future and recalibrate our federal spending on things that are consistent with the federal government’s Constitutional responsibilities.
I would suggest that our tax code strongly incentivize personal philanthropy.