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Rex Supporter Al Futransky: What I’m Doing With My Tax Rebate

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I am not a fan of the $600 tax rebate we will soon be receiving. I think it is going to cost a lot of money that could be better spent on other things, and it will not accomplish the stated goal of stimulating the economy. Since I don’t plan on returning it, I needed to find a way to use it in a way that can help stimulate the American economy and still be something I can feel good about.

Spending it on consumer items will only help the economy of the large corporate CEOs who already have enough of my money. It also has a good chance of helping to exploit a worker in another country while taking jobs away from Americans. A donation to the Rex Foundation does none of those things.

I know the money will be spent here at home, helping someone on the grass-roots level who can use the help in some way. I trust the Rex board to donate the money to organizations whose work I will most likely approve. So the decision is easy: Give the money to a foundation that has a history of good works done in a great spirit. What more can I ask from my $600?

One Response to “Rex Supporter Al Futransky: What I’m Doing With My Tax Rebate”

  1. Ellen says:

    I think this is a wonderful post. It prompts me to think about the concept of proportionality. For example, how do you determine what you give to charity. Is it related to your income, your obligations, or is it tied to how moved you feel to any cause?