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First, congrats for this excellent and thought provoking diary.
Second, my own blunt answer : because you pay enough taxes that end up misused not to want the same happen with additional money ? Just trying to guess before I read your diary ;-) Let's see now whether I was really off the mark.
Still struggling to keep pace with what has been written over the last 12 hours.

When through hell, just keep going. W. Churchill
by Agnes a Paris on Fri Nov 24th, 2006 at 12:03:21 PM EST
I'm sure you've read about misadministered charity money as well.

Maladministration is not a public/private things. Insisting it is confined solely to the public is a political statement, not a statement of fact.

The Hun is always either at your throat or at your feet. Winston Churchill

by r------ on Fri Nov 24th, 2006 at 12:13:09 PM EST
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A clsoe memeber of my family ahs exactly the same anrrative..e xactly the same.. usign the same words... i wonder if they both come form the same place.

I am particualrly neutral to this narrative, nothing blips.. so I guess your point of view would basically be mine for those that do make contributions..

I have always liked more the idea of.. what do NGo need more.. time or money???

I am still wondering.

A pleasure

I therefore claim to show, not how men think in myths, but how myths operate in men's minds without their being aware of the fact. Levi-Strauss, Claude

by kcurie on Fri Nov 24th, 2006 at 01:07:44 PM EST
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My father also says "I don't do charity, I pay taxes", and he's adamant about it.

Those whom the Gods wish to destroy They first make mad. -- Euripides
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Nov 24th, 2006 at 01:10:47 PM EST
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They need more both.

I can swear there ain't no heaven but I pray there ain't no hell. _ Blood Sweat & Tears
by Gringo (stargazing camel at aoldotcom) on Fri Nov 24th, 2006 at 05:53:08 PM EST
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