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Do you donate $3 on your tax return to Presidential Election Campaigns?

Old 02-10-08, 08:20 PM
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Do you donate $3 on your tax return to Presidential Election Campaigns?

I never have and never will.
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Old 02-10-08, 08:38 PM
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I never have and never will.
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I'd donate $3 to The Britney Spears Foundation before donating it to anything having to do with politics.
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no reason to since there are so many special interests to do it instead of me
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Too many dollars are being <s>bribed</s> donated by big companies and why do they need our $3? Screw them.
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Never.
I remember when it used to be $1.
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Negative. Don't see it happening at any point in the future either.
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Old 02-10-08, 09:22 PM
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Originally Posted by al_bundy
no reason to since there are so many special interests to do it instead of me
This is exactly why I ALWAYS do it. If federal funds were used to fund elections, there would be less special influence interest in politics, IMHO. By donating this money (which doesn't come out of your pocket - it's money you already paid) you may be helping in some small part to prevent greater influence.

I also support the idea in general of citizens being able to direct their tax dollars on their returns (in some small way - not 100%). E.g., if each year you could say 10% of the taxes you pay should go to some specific department, I think that would be cool. Thus, if you support arts, you can direct it to that. If you support education, or border control, or what not... And this $3 is one small step to that greater goal.
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By donating this money (which doesn't come out of your pocket - it's money you already paid)
How's that not out of your pocket?
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Old 02-10-08, 09:37 PM
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How's that not out of your pocket?
I mean, it's not like you're paying an extra $3 that you wouldn't have paid otherwise.


http://www.fec.gov/info/checkoff.htm

Does Checking "Yes" Increase My Tax?

Checking the "yes" box does not increase the amount of tax you owe, nor does it decrease any refund to which you are entitled.

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Old 02-10-08, 09:58 PM
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It IS out of our pockets. Where the fuck do you think they get the extra $3 per person from? It's taken, or should I say, CHARGED to next year's overall budget, and wonderfully absorbed into the accounting. Either way, you're paying for it.
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It IS out of our pockets. Where the fuck do you think they get the extra $3 per person from? It's taken, or should I say, CHARGED to next year's overall budget, and wonderfully absorbed into the accounting. Either way, you're paying for it.
Whoa - calm down. No need to get all cursey.

All I meant was (as I explained above) is that you are not paying EXTRA in taxes just because you check the box. In other words, you are not paying an additional $3 when you submit your taxes that you wouldn't pay if you didn't check that box. Sure - it's part of the budget, etc... That's not what I meant.
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Nope. I don't care about politics so I wouldn't bother.
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Originally Posted by orangerory
This is exactly why I ALWAYS do it. If federal funds were used to fund elections, there would be less special influence interest in politics, IMHO. By donating this money (which doesn't come out of your pocket - it's money you already paid) you may be helping in some small part to prevent greater influence.
True. AND it'll lead to a more efficient government meaning our taxes will actually go DOWN because of allowing the IRS to contribute to this fund.
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Never. If I ever felt the need to give to a campaign, I'd give directly to the campaign headquarters.
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i'm happier with my $3.
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I never have and never will.
I 2nd that!
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Originally Posted by calhoun07
Never. If I ever felt the need to give to a campaign, I'd give directly to the campaign headquarters.
Exactly. If you wish to donate to a campaign, you should donate to the politician you support not just some Washington fund.

I can't believe people still think the government in any way spends money better/more efficient than individuals would.
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I can't believe people still think the government in any way spends money better/more efficient than individuals would.
I don't know...there are plenty of dumb-ass individuals out there.
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