Friday, September 21, 2012

Lets Play Charity: Romney v Obama


Some links on Charitable giving between Democrats and Republicans, Romney and Obama.  Interesting stuff.
Romney gave over $4 million to charity in 2011, alone: http://www.mittromney.com/disclosure Romney paid the same tax rate as Obama last year: http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/romneys-tax-rate-equal-what-obama-paid-last-year_652857.html  "Feeling Charitable: Which Presidential Candidate Gave More?"http://goo.gl/wZ5To 
JOE BIDEN’S PALTRY CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTIONS In 2011, The Bidens Gave $5,500 To Charity, Which Equates To 1.46 Percent Of Their Post-Tax Income.   “According to their 2011 tax returns, Biden’s charitable donations added up to 1.46 percent of his income compared to President Obama’s 21.8 percent and Mitt Romney’s 19.1 percent. The Bidens earned $379,000 and gave $5,500 to charity.” (Neil Cavuto, “Joe Biden’s Charitable Contributions: Is He Paying His Fair Share?” Fox News, 4/16/12)
 In 2010, The Bidens Gave $5,350 To Charity, Which Equates To 1.95 Percent Of Their Post-Tax Income.   “Together, the Bidens reported an adjusted gross income of $379,178 and paid $86,626 in total federal taxes for 2010. They paid $14,479 in Delaware income taxes and $3,515 in Virginia income taxes. The Bidens contributed $5,350 to charity, in both monetary and in-kind donations, the White House says.” (Nick Gass, “Tax Day! The Obamas’ And Bidens’ Tax Returns,” ABC News, 4/18/11)
 In 2009, The Bidens Gave $4,820 To Charity, Which Equates To 1.94 Percent Of Their Income. “Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and his wife, Jill, earned $333,000 in 2009, and gave $4,820 — 1.44 percent — of that to charity in cash or in-kind donations, according to their newly released tax forms. … The Bidens paid $71,147 in federal income taxes, $12,420 in Delaware income taxes and $1,477 in Virginia income taxes.” (“Bidens Below Average In Charitable Giving,” The Washington Times, 4/15/10)
 ·         The Washington Times Headline: “Bidens Below Average In Charitable Giving”(“Bidens Below Average In Charitable Giving,” The Washington Times, 4/15/10) In 2008, The Bidens  Gave $1,885 To Charity, Which Equates To .9 Percent Of Their Income.  “Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill also released their tax returns today. They filed their returns jointly and reported an adjusted gross income of $269,256. … The Bidens paid $46,952 in federal income taxes and $11,164 in Delaware income taxes. They donated $1,885 to charity.” (Susan Davis, “Obamas And Bidens Release 2008 Tax Returns,” Wall Street Journal, 4/15/09)
 Between 1997 And 2007, Vice President Biden And His Wife Gave An Average Of $369 A Year To Charity. “Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden and his wife gave an average of $369 a year to charity during the past decade, his tax records show. Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama's campaign today released 10 years' worth of tax returns for Biden, a senator from Delaware, and his wife Jill, a community college instructor.” (Matt Kelley, “Biden Gave Average Of $369 To Charity A Year,” USA Today, 9/12/08)
 ·         In 2007, The Bidens Gave $995 To Charity, Which Was “About 0.3% Of Their Income And The Highest Amount In The Past Decade.” “The Bidens reported giving $995 in charitable donations last year (2007) — about 0.3% of their income and the highest amount in the past decade.” (Matt Kelley, “Biden Gave Average Of $369 To Charity A Year,” USA Today, 9/12/08) ·         USA Today: “Over The Decade, The Bidens Reported A Total Of $3,690 In Charitable Donations, Or 0.2% Of Their Income.” (Matt Kelley, “Biden Gave Average Of $369 To Charity A Year,” USA Today, 9/12/08)

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