Ga. tax checkoff donations drop 9 percent

Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012 9:09 AM
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ATLANTA — Georgians gave less money to charitable organizations through a program allowing them to check off donations on state income tax forms.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that checkoff donations on state income tax forms dropped by 9 percent during fiscal 2011, to around $1.1 million. Fiscal 2011, which ended June 30, reflects the 2010 tax year.

State tax forms allow Georgians to donate to eight statewide organizations, including those supporting families and soldiers of the National Guard, land and wildlife preservation, cancer research, preschool and elderly programs, and dog and cat sterilization efforts.

Seven of the eight organizations received fewer dollars.

The decline in giving came despite donations in the program exceeding $1 million for the second consecutive year after dipping below the $1 million mark in 2008.

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augusta citizen
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augusta citizen 01/03/12 - 09:22 am
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It's the economy! People

It's the economy! People have less money to give. Unemployment, foreclosures, ridiculous tuition costs, inflation at the grocery store., etc. Unless the economy turns around this trend will continue. When the people are struggling to make ends meet they don't donate.

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Chillen 01/03/12 - 11:05 am
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augusta citizen. The obama

augusta citizen. The obama administration tells us that unemployment is dropping and that the economy is just fine and mending nicely thanks to their 3 years of socialist & marxist policies.

Never mind the deflating housing prices, rising food stamp usage and the rapidly rising food & energy prices. Nothing to worry about my friends.

It must just be that the greedy rich people who don't want to help the poor.

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sid2279 01/03/12 - 11:34 am
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I don't believe he's said

I don't believe he's said that at all, dear Chillen. In fact, he keeps trying to push measures to address the economy but your dear friends in congress seem to be solely concerned with keeping the gold in their buddies' coffers. I know I won't change yours or anyone else's mind here so its a fruitless venture.

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augusta citizen 01/03/12 - 11:54 am
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The white house and media

The white house and media have continued to push that we're in a recovery. With more people on food stamps than ever before, with the cost of food rising, either by folks paying more, or paying the same for less quantity, housing prices not having hit bottom yet, it isn't a recovery. I guess you're implying that all of the economic problems are the fault of the republicans in congress, no you won't change any minds with that lame assertation.

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Chillen 01/03/12 - 01:35 pm
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sid. You seem to have

sid. You seem to have forgotten that the dems held the house for 2 of the 3 years and the Senate for 3 of the 3 years. Why didn't they do anything to help the economy? All they've done is hurt it.

Speaking of their buddies wealth. How about the unions? GM? GE? The Bankers? The environmental moonbats? The solar company execs - like those at Solyndra? The Brazilians & the Chinese who were given permission to drill in our waters, while American firms were denied?

Hasn't obama been busy transferring OUR wealth to them?! Answer.... "Yes he Has!"

That can be his new campaign slogan speech. Not that it will help him. No sitting President with a 41% approval rating has EVER been re-elected. I'm brushing up on my rendition of "Na Na Na Na, Na Na Na Na, Hey Hey Hey, Goooood-Bye! I will personally sing it to him and his wife with the formerly toned arms.

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