YES YES YES YES YES!!! I’m sorry but the more we make the government do it the less option we have to make our own decisions with our own money, INCLUDING giving to those in need! Not to mention, we can then choose for ourselves which of those in need we want to help. Maybe you’re passionate about kiva loans in Africa, or helping abused animals or giving to your local run down orphanage or soup shelter. More money in our hands means more ability to make our own good decisions that we can agree with because we are doing it directly.