"Would you tax their income or their holdings or both? Personally, I would just go for putting them under normal corporate tax structure, which would mean a little of each, unless they wanted to go to the effort of holding their cash offshore."
"Though churches are not "Non-Profit Organizations" in any form.
Their charities may be non-profit, but the churches themselves do make a massive profit.
Tithing is an income stream, not a donation it is in fact a tax by the church. So all…"
"Sounds like something that should have been done whenever the law establishing this preferred treatment went into effect. Why should a "magic guy in the sky" non-profit be treated differently from, say, a "flying spaghetti…"
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"I wish the RCC would reform itself along with the main branch of the LDS church, the SDA's and the JW's ( they desperately need reform , none of the eighty something splinter groups can be called liberal in all actuality). …"
"I'm sorry I haven't posted at all; my mother was treated for ovarian cancer this past year, but I follow the discussions. Joan I'm glad treatment is going well. The ChemoBrain is a strange thing. The whole process was a whirlwind for…"
"11:00 PM had my first bout of nausea; Rx took care of it. I feel wonderful. Absolutely no pain, I can't finish a sentence or remember words so Cary, Laura and Laurie did their best to understand what I am trying to convey. I usually get enough…"
With all the media attention the on the Pope, important stories are being missed, human rights violations, Monsanto protection act, Russia march to blasphemy laws, and of the big story this week did Harry Potter vanquish dementors?See More
"The medical profession seems to have improved in some areas at least. Personally I think some of that is due to the higher level of education of society as a whole. We know too much to put up with bad treatment now. I saw a documentary last year…"