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  •  my folks can barely afford to pay me as it is (0+ / 0-)

    a fundraiser to pay my taxes is a nonstarter

    a lot of them are on fixed incomes, and elderly, and working class

    meanwhile Kenneth Copeland isn't going to feel a thing

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    by TrueBlueMajority on Sat Nov 23, 2013 at 09:36:02 AM PST

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    •  I assumed it was clear I was talking about the tax (0+ / 0-)

      on a previously untaxed part of the minister's salary. Assuming you would qualify because your job salary includes untaxed housing, I am not suggesting that your job pay all your taxes. I am only suggesting that your job pay those new taxes you are suddenly faced with paying, due to a re-interpretation of the religious property tax exemption.

      I am not unsympathetic about the plight of caregivers, whether physical or spiritual, who struggle to make ends meet because of their chosen profession; my father worked as a porter and also maintained a truck farm (pre WWII) because his congregation couldn't afford a salary. Father had an interesting thing to say to his oldest son (the author of that book) about the farm and his neighbors [p 48, 4th para], who were mostly elderly, all domestic working class, and invariably quite poor.

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      by davidincleveland on Mon Nov 25, 2013 at 10:20:40 AM PST

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