Our governor and her staff seem to have no problems when it comes to cutting education, health plans, aid to the elderly and so on because of a financial shortfall.
I am over 80 years of age, and I was taught that churches are here to help in time of need. It is my understanding churches are not subject to most tax laws and in many cases even the leaders of the churches are exempt from paying taxes.
Billions of dollars are spent by churches with their beautiful buildings, elaborate furnishings and church-related items.
I am not saying religious teachings are not necessary, but I do feel if the churches paid their share of taxes it would not be necessary to cut deep into the teaching of our children and very possibly would allow funds to keep health and various support programs running.
Do our politicians fear being struck down by a bolt of lightning if they go after what would be a very good source of income?
When we go to church, they never fail to pass the plate around asking for a donation. Why not do the same in the state’s time of need; pass the plate around to the churches.