Thursday, June 22, 2006

Charity

Here in Utah there has been a mild uproar about the state legislature and how they declined funding for low income people for dentistry for a "paltry" 2 million dollars, and yet they approved a 15 million dollar parking garage.

Americans are a charitable people. Actually, I think all human kind is. In particular, Americans contributed $241 Billion in 2003. That's a lot of money.

My question is this: why is government responsible for charity? I don't have any issues with the idea of the government helping out in natural disasters, but does the government have the responsibility to help in day-to-day charities?

I wonder how much of federal and state budgets deal with charities.

And should they?

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