of you men and women over the age of 65 are barely getting by on
a fixed income, or on far more modest resources than in
your working years, when you helped make this country as strong as
it is today. Meanwhile, your taxes go up nearly every year, and
your healthcare costs
It's an appalling
and indefensible disgrace that your benefits should be cut and your
health care should be substandard. Yet the taxes
you pay on your meager income are subsidizing religious institutions
that pay absolutely
the benefits and services they receive. That's because you are paying
it for them.
believe this is fundamentally unjust, and that with respect to taxes
religious institutions should simply be treated like everybody else.
we would rather see YOU get tax exemptions than the clergy, but that's
really not the point. We think it unjust that these tremendously
wealthy organizations are simply exempt from paying their fair share
of taxes - an enormous sum that would go a long way toward providing
better healthcare benefits for people like you.
one is asking you to abandon your church or your faith. Think about
it: once churches, mosques and synagogues are paying their fair
share of taxes, your own tax burden will be proportionally less,
be in a better
position to financially support whatever religious institution(s)
DO NOT WANT YOUR MONEY. REALLY.
next time Congress is slashing your benefits because they need $20
billion a year to finance another war, tell them they should
look no further than an income tax on religious income.
Tell them this: