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My suggestion for closing the budget gap
December 18, 2012 - Harry Eagar
Tax the churches.
Tens of trillions in tax subsidies for organizations that contribute, so far as I can see, nothing measurably positive, although I admit they provide a psychological crutch for people who cannot face reality.
I call as a witness Bill O'Reilly, who opined a week or so ago that it is OK for the government to allow sectarian outbreaks in the public space of all of us because "Christianity isn't a religion."
As the Cockneys say in East London, I 'eard diff'rent.
However, O'Reilly is a leading exponent of the religious approach to public life. He says that the Constitution would ban public favoritism toward, say, Presbyterians, because they are a religion (I'm sure the Presbyterians thank him for that, and he should be grateful because history teaches that an angry Presbyterian is a fearsome thing).
Well, does that mean we can at least start taxing the tens of thousands of non-denominational Christian churches?
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