Charity | Nonprofits push back against proposed tweaks to the charitable tax deduction
by J.C. Derrick
Posted 3/07/14, 01:45 pm
WASHINGTON—Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., chairman of the House Budget Committee, this week released a report detailing much of what’s wrong with the U.S. government’s 50-year-old war on poverty: In 2012, the federal government spent $799 billion on 92 often duplicitous programs that sometimes do as much to keep people in poverty as they do to help them out.
“For too long, we have measured compassion by how much we spend instead of how many people get out of poverty,” Ryan said in a statement.