Tuesday, July 10, 2012


It seems we all like to complain about the government and its agencies, politicians, politics, and the list goes on.  I have a cousin who seems to want to start a holy war with the DMV.  But, that's not me....

I usually keep all of those rants to myself.  Today I can't.  I'm about to start the process of being legally robbed.  Robbed?  Yes, robbed?  I have been looking into donating breast milk and have found that it's not a tax deductible item. 

How can this be?  I can donate almost any piece of worthless garbage to the Salvation Army and get a deduction, but life-sustaining breast milk doesn't qualify.

Shame on you IRS!  Apparently there is a shortage of milk donations, and I can only imagine that that problem might go away if the IRS would allow people to get a deduction for their generosity.

And generosity is an understatement.  People can sell breast milk for $2/oz.  I've got probably 1,500oz. in my freezer right now.  You do the math.

I had someone who wanted to buy milk, but I didn't want the hassle of shipping.  I'm not desperate for the money, so the right thing is to just donate it.  And I think I will (hence starting the robbery errrr donation process), but it's amazes me that the IRS won't recognize the charitable donation.

Boo! Hiss!