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LibraryLady
09-12-2008, 11:34 PM
Biden's Tax Returns Show Little Charitable Giving (http://politicalwire.com/archives/2008/09/12/bidens_tax_returns_show_little_charitable_giving.h tml)


Paul Caron wonders if the release of Sen. Joe Biden's tax returns "might backfire because the returns show that the Bidens have been amazingly tight-fisted when it comes to their charitable giving. Despite income ranging from $210,432 - $321,379 over the ten-year period, the Bidens have given only $120 - $995 per year to charity, which amounts to 0.06% - 0.31% of their income."

"This giving compares very unfavorably to John McCain, whose tax returns show that he gave 27.3% - 28.6% of his income to charity in 2006-2007. During the same period, the Obamas' tax returns show that they gave 5.8% - 6.1% of their income to charity."

Independent Sector reports that 89% of American households contribute to charity, with an average contribution of $1,620 -- 3.1% of income.

wow,Biden just can't do anything right.

lacarnut
09-12-2008, 11:48 PM
Not surprising as these elitist Yankee liberals with above average income gives the least in charitable giving in comparison to other parts of the country. Obama/Biden, your cheapscape candidates.

JB
09-13-2008, 01:27 AM
Not surprising as these elitist Yankee liberals with above average income gives the least in charitable giving in comparison to other parts of the country.Link?
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JB
09-13-2008, 01:32 AM
I never got the "where are your tax returns" thing anyway.

Go pound sand.

PoliCon
09-13-2008, 08:41 AM
Lefties Tax returns almost NEVER show any kind of charitable giving. And when you do get a leftie to give to a chairty - it's usually to some art or animal "charity." As much as they preach we need to be our brothers keeper - they never practice it themselves. Well never with their OWN money.

PoliCon
09-13-2008, 08:43 AM
check out Obama's tax returns. Notice he didn't gve squat until he started running for president - and even then he's only given 6% of his income.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2008/03/obama-releases.html

meanwhile - McCain's family RUNS several charities - his wife is a dedicated philanthropist - They put their money where their mouth is.

http://images.usatoday.com/news/graphics/tax_returns/table.jpg

IanMartins
09-13-2008, 09:06 AM
I don't blame anyone for not being generous with their own money. I do blame them for being generous with other people's money, something both McCain and, particularly, Obama are going to be.

lacarnut
09-13-2008, 10:11 AM
I don't blame anyone for not being generous with their own money. I do blame them for being generous with other people's money, something both McCain and, particularly, Obama are going to be.

Agree on both counts but don't you think it's a little bit hypocritical when liberals espouse so much caring for the poor, the homeless, the children and the afflicted and they give very little of their money to charities? In other words, their mouth does not match their deeds.

IanMartins
09-13-2008, 10:20 AM
Agree on both counts but don't you think it's a little bit hypocritical when liberals espouse so much caring for the poor, the homeless, the children and the afflicted and they give very little of their money to charities? In other words, their mouth does not match their deeds.

Agreed. John Stossel did an experiment on this in fact, where it was revealed that conservatives donate far more to charity than liberals do. You can watch it here: http://abcnews.go.com/2020/StosselVideo/. Scroll down to "Cheap in America: Who gives more?".

jinxmchue
09-13-2008, 11:52 AM
Liberals give to charity by forcing others to give to charity by raising their taxes.

LibraryLady
09-17-2008, 09:57 PM
2004 tax returns - Obama has zero interest income, zero dividend income

Biden - despite 30 years as a senator - $129 in interest income, zero dividend income

How can these guys earn the money they do and have no investments? Yea, let's give them the keys to the federal treasury


Obamaís 2004 tax returns report no (none, zero, zip) interest or dividend income. This is confirmed in his 2004 U.S. Senate disclosures which report not a single family bank or checking account with a balance of $1000. One might conclude he and his wife took their pay checks down to the local gas station and cashed them every Friday afternoon

Bidenís 2004 tax returns reported the grand sum of $129 in interest income and not a dollar of dividend income. These are families that were earning over $200,000 per year for years and years and years. (The Obamas had adjusted gross income of over $240,000 and the Bidens had adjusted gross income of over $220,000 every year, 2001, 2002 and 2003.)

LogansPapa
09-17-2008, 10:05 PM
Shit - ol' Joe's a man after my own heart. Never feed the pigeons. ;)

MrsSmith
09-17-2008, 10:09 PM
Shit - ol' Joe's a man after my own heart. Never feed the pigeons. ;)

Shit - ol' Joe's a man after my own heart. Never feed the pigeons...with your own money. Get a law passed that forces your neighbor to feed your pigeons with his money. It's the Progressive way.

JB
09-18-2008, 01:47 AM
2004 tax returns - Obama has zero interest income, zero dividend income

Biden - despite 30 years as a senator - $129 in interest income, zero dividend income

How can these guys earn the money they do and have no investments?Damn.

Their mattresses must be STUFFED!!!

cat714
09-18-2008, 02:59 AM
Damn.

Their mattresses must be STUFFED!!!

Or it's all in offshore accounts.

Biden looks like a tightwad.

Goldwater
09-18-2008, 06:16 AM
2004 tax returns - Obama has zero interest income, zero dividend income

Biden - despite 30 years as a senator - $129 in interest income, zero dividend income

How can these guys earn the money they do and have no investments? Yea, let's give them the keys to the federal treasury

Isn't a good thing they don't have investments if they're going to run the government? Especially considering how much government and business is in bed with each other these days.

PoliCon
09-18-2008, 10:45 PM
2004 tax returns - Obama has zero interest income, zero dividend income

Biden - despite 30 years as a senator - $129 in interest income, zero dividend income

How can these guys earn the money they do and have no investments? Yea, let's give them the keys to the federal treasury
What was the name of that lady who bought cattle futures and turned them around rather suspiciously turned $6000 into $100,000? She also did some questionable real estate investing too that left everyone else broke but made her and her husband a bundle . . . .


BTW - why should NObama have investments? He IS an investment.