Thursday, April 16, 2009

The Left is always charitable when they can force you to contribute to what they want

Bush was more charitable than Obama

In 2007, the Bushes donated 23% of their income to charity. In 2008, the Obamas donated 6 1/2%.

I won’t even go into Vice President Dick Cheney’s 75% to charity — $6 million — in a single year vs. the $369 a year average for 10 years by Vice President Joe Biden.
But I noticed that the White House made a big deal about the transparency in releasing a copy of their 1040s — “As another demonstration of the President’s commitment to openness and transparency, today the White House issued the following releases making the President and Vice President’s tax returns public.”
Big whoop.
Every president for years has done that.
Their combined income was $2,656,902. They paid $855,323 in federal income taxes. They donated $172,050 – 6.5% of their adjusted gross income – to 37 different charities.
Compare that to the Bushes: $719,274 in income, $221,635 in federal income taxes, $165,660 to charities — 23%.
This is typical behavior among liberal politicians and conservative ones. The conservatives give their money; the liberals give taxpayer money.
By the way, I notice the Obamas didn’t pay any extra taxes.

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