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Old 11-26-2009, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Beyond the noisy town hall meetings, Tea Party protests and sky-is-falling speeches characterizing much of the health care debate is a less visible, but no less intense push to broaden the face of the immigration reform movement.

With the 2010 election year looming, Democrat Barack Obama in the White House and increasing numbers of Asian-American and Pacific Islanders in Congress, many groups, including the NAACP, are working harder in the traditionally Latino-led movement, sensing a fresh opportunity to overhaul laws affecting millions of immigrants, both legal and illegal.
Immigration reform activists diversifying ranks - Yahoo! Finance (http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Immigration-reform-activists-apf-772252011.html?x=0 - broken link)

I swear; on whose side are these church groups? Frankly; they need to be stripped of their tax exempt status since they are traitors against real Americans/green card holders.
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Old 11-28-2009, 12:52 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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It's a joke that church's are tax-exempt in the first place. All of them should pay their taxes like everyone else.
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Old 11-28-2009, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Pa
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It's a joke that church's are tax-exempt in the first place. All of them should pay their taxes like everyone else.
Good point. They insist on telling their congregations which way to vote, defy federal laws, and make political statements. They should be forced to pay a fair share in taxes.
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Old 11-30-2009, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Good point. They insist on telling their congregations which way to vote, defy federal laws, and make political statements. They should be forced to pay a fair share in taxes.
I thought about this over the weekend. I guess I get the fact that churches are non-profit (supposedly) which makes a strong point for being tax-exempt. However, the fact remains that non-profit organizations use city services like everyone else and should contribute towards these services in one way or another. I could see receiving some kind of tax discount if categorized as being non-profit but I do believe they should contribute some taxes, even if it's a limited amount.
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Old 11-30-2009, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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I thought about this over the weekend. I guess I get the fact that churches are non-profit (supposedly) which makes a strong point for being tax-exempt. However, the fact remains that non-profit organizations use city services like everyone else and should contribute towards these services in one way or another. I could see receiving some kind of tax discount if categorized as being non-profit but I do believe they should contribute some taxes, even if it's a limited amount.
Lately, many churches are nothing more than lucrative businesses. As such, they should not be tax-exempt.
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Old 11-30-2009, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Lately, many churches are nothing more than lucrative businesses. As such, they should not be tax-exempt.
Right, hence me putting "supposedly" in parenthesis. It's hard to convince me that all churches are non-profit when I see priests with jewelry straight out of a rap video and driving luxury automobiles. Of course fraud would have to be more strictly enforced, but I'm also aware that there are churches that aren't corrupt and aren't out to make a profit.
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