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The Most Revealing Moment From Last Night’s Press Conference

Perhaps the most revealing moment from last night’s press conference, on President Obama’s proposal to reduce the tax deduction for charitable contributions for those in the two highest brackets:

QUESTION: It’s not the well-to-do people. It’s the charities. Given what you’ve just said, are you confident the charities are wrong when they contend that this would discourage giving?

OBAMA: Yes, I am. I mean, if you look at the evidence, there’s very little evidence that this has a significant impact on charitable giving.

In other words, “I know better than they do how this tax code change will affect them. The American public should ignore their objections.”


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