Is There Hope?

Richard Swerdlin swerdlin at GTE.NET
Sat Jun 7 20:46:57 MDT 1997


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> 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
reliable.
> > Essentially, life is lived in the context of 20th century conditions,
not
> >in ones associated with the 19th or 18th centuries.  Adaptation is
needed.
> >
>
> Although Bush and the Democratic congress ended the experiment, empirical
> data suggests otherwise. Charitable contributions hit record highs after
the
> Reagan tax cuts until the 'read my lips' tax increase. Contributions
> plummmeted after that and charities were hurting for money because they
did
> 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
people
> donating due to high employment. Thanks to the Republicans gaining
control
> of congress in 94.
>
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DP:

        Again, voluntary actions are usually simpler than more deliberate
ones.  This even applies to community chest campaigns.

Briefly,
Richard Swerdlin
(swerdlin at gte.net)



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