Tax the rich! Raise their rates! Limit their deductions! That seems to be the populist mantra. It's perpetuated in the press, and there's some indication that the general public seems to support the idea. Now, middle-class workers with higher-than- average incomes seem to be caught up in discussions defining those that are "rich."

As this applies to tax-exempt organizations, we're talking about hospital administrators, educators, executive directors of local community and other charitable organizations - people who generally earn a better-than-average income, yet by no stretch of the imagination do their incomes compare to Warren Buffett's. And when it comes to the impact on their employers' retirement plans, shouldn't the tax structure support retirement readiness for those who have dedicated their careers to giving back to their communities?

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