Charities picking up slack when the government is shutdown

Charities picking up slack when the government is shutdown

The latest news that a charity is going to pay military benefits on behalf of the government as a result of the government shut down has re-ignited an important conversation. Can charities fill the holes in social services, like aid to the poor, if government spending drops?

While some politicians would like to see private giving make up for a smaller government, many experts think this isn’t sustainable. The debate rages on, but one thing is for sure, in order for charities to help more people, it needs to reach more people. And reaching more people requires time, money, and resources – the three things that charities are already in short supply of.

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