The Politics of Giving (as Illuminated by Bruce Wayne, Peter Parker, and H&R Block)

Bruce Wayne, as depicted in the series.

You look at this infographic and you think “Wow, Spider-man pays more federal income tax than Bruce Wayne.  Doesn’t seem fair.”

And certainly, it’s not.

At the same time, look at Bruce’s charitable giving.  One could make the case that he is giving more to the kinds of causes that the government uses taxes for than Spidey ever will.  So here’s what we do:  take away charitable deductions for any cause that isn’t related to human services or infrastructure.  Problem solved. (Oh, and fix the capital gains tax so that it’s taxed like income.)

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