Reply to post: Re: Taxes versus Philantropy

World's richest bloke battles Oz catastro-fire with incredible AU$1m donation (aka load of cheap greenwashing)

holmegm Bronze badge

Re: Taxes versus Philantropy

I'd say that his gift here is a better choice than yet another Robert Byrd Pig Research Center (literal pork barrels). So there's that.

But that's not even the point. It's his money. Why *shouldn't* he decide where it goes?

Just how much of a special tax do you think Americans should be assessed to pay for Australian bush fires anyway? He handed over a huge chunk of cash to a need that isn't even in his country. The mature response is "thank you".

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