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Tithing – A Regressive Tax?

28 Aug

A regressive tax is one which places a greater burden on the poor than the rich.  Tithing (on gross or net) could be seen as one such type of tax.

The subject of tithing still continues to fascinate me, as can be seen by what I’ve been reading today:

Tithing and Progressive Taxation –

http://bycommonconsent.com/2007/11/19/tithes-taxes-and-progressivity/

The opposite view –

http://www.bloggerofjared.com/2008/11/09/is-it-fair-to-tithe-the-poor/

An evangelical Christian perspective –

http://tobyneal.wordpress.com/2005/06/22/freely-you-have-received-freely-give-part-1/

A Tithing Rap –

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwfMMN71xUw

A silly critique of tax cuts for the rich using Mormon tithing as an example –

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=104×2265072

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3 Comments

Posted by on August 28, 2009 in Money

 

3 responses to “Tithing – A Regressive Tax?

  1. mahonri

    October 8, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    Another commentary that might be of interest –

    http://www.piney.com/HoTithe3.html

     
  2. mahonri

    February 11, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    Orson Scott Card weighs in in favor of paying tithing on the Gross –
    http://www.mormontimes.com/mormon_voices/orson_scott_card/?id=13286

    & Russ Kelly expresses his problems with Mormon tithing –
    http://www.tithing-russkelly.com/id145.html

     

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