'At this festive season of the year, Mr Scrooge,' said the gentleman, taking up a pen, 'it is more than usually desirable that we should make some slight provision for the Poor and destitute, who suffer greatly at the present time. Many thousands are in want of common necessaries; hundreds of thousands are in want of common comforts, sir.'$0 - I don't believe in charity.
Helping the poor is a government job (although I'd prefer the money to be spent on education and contraceptives for the poor).
Funding research is a government job. I think we should pay more taxes for research.