Ending the abuse by politicians of charitable foundations by politicians made profoundly apparent in the last presidential election is important not only to the health of our political system, but our tax code and budgetary priorities as well. No politician should be able to trade donations to a private foundation in exchange for political favors. This has become a common practice and must be addressed through reforms to codes of ethics. Presently, it is much too hard to distinguish legitimate and generous charitable giving from schemes meant to skirt tax obligations and enhance pay for play opportunities.
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