Is There Hope?
swerdlin at GTE.NET
Sat Jun 7 20:46:57 MDT 1997
> From: Dennis Putnam <dap at ILINKS.NET>
> To: RUSHTALK at athena.csdco.com
> Subject: Re: Is There Hope?
> Date: Saturday, June 07, 1997 8:54 AM
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> At 10:24 PM 6/6/97 -0500, you wrote:
> > I have no bone to pick with voluntary actions. However, my
> >experiences suggest that such actions are not too predictable or
> > Essentially, life is lived in the context of 20th century conditions,
> >in ones associated with the 19th or 18th centuries. Adaptation is
> Although Bush and the Democratic congress ended the experiment, empirical
> data suggests otherwise. Charitable contributions hit record highs after
> Reagan tax cuts until the 'read my lips' tax increase. Contributions
> plummmeted after that and charities were hurting for money because they
> not anticipate the reduction in contributions. Only now are contributions
> regaining the levels charaties saw back then. But not because people are
> donating in the amounts they were then rather because there are more
> donating due to high employment. Thanks to the Republicans gaining
> of congress in 94.
Again, voluntary actions are usually simpler than more deliberate
ones. This even applies to community chest campaigns.
(swerdlin at gte.net)
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