Episode 76: The Trump Tax Reform’s Impact on Charitable Giving, And Beto’s Threat to Churches

Bob and Carlos discuss the 2017 Tax Cut and Jobs Act’s impact–especially because of the boost in the standard deduction–on incentives to make charitable contributions. Then they discuss Beto O’Rourke’s pledge to remove the tax exempt status of churches and other organizations that don’t endorse gay marriage.

Mentioned in this episode:

  • AEI’s Alex Brill’s report on how the 2017 tax reform will reduce the incentives for charitable giving.
  • GivingUSA’s report on charitable giving in 2018.
  • Scott Sumner very upset that the 2017 tax reform retained the deductibility of employer-provided health insurance.
  • The YouTube video of Beto O’Rourke.

The audio production for this episode was provided by Podsworth Media.

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