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  •  Non-profit is a horseshit smokescreen 1) (1+ / 0-)
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    ministers and priests aren't non-profits, they are people, generally wage earners.

    2) Churches generally aren't non-profits either except for tax purposes and even there they get special treatment and special dispensation. Various churches have amassed enormous wealth. They make huge economic and/or accounting profits, simply not tax profits, allegedly because they are prophets, but that is irrational nonsense.

    That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

    by enhydra lutris on Sat Nov 23, 2013 at 10:19:09 AM PST

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    •  Someone taught me in my youth (0+ / 0-)

      go get yourself a non-profit

      It's a license to make money and keep it.

      No kidding.

      I've been reading 990 tax returns for non-religious non-profits like the Walton Foundation.

      These non-profits make a ton of money from investing each year.  The Walton Foundation makes interest loaning money out to build Charter School buildings, for example.

      The IRS tax code isn't broken, it's working perfectly well for the 1%

      It's difficult to be happy knowing so many suffer. We must unite.

      by War on Error on Sat Nov 23, 2013 at 12:31:07 PM PST

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