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".