Charity begins at home...except for Obama and Biden..

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Lue C Fur, Apr 16, 2010.

  1. Lue C Fur

    Lue C Fur Evil member

    President Obama and Vice President Biden released their tax returns on Thursday (Tax day). They reveal that Biden and his wife, Jill, earned $330,000 in 2009, but gave just four tenths of one percent ($4,820) in cash and "in kind" contributions to charity. The Obamas did slightly better. They gave almost 6 percent of their $5.5 million joint income to charity. Much of their income came from the president's two bestselling books.
    These statistics should come as no surprise, because the Obamas and the Bidens apparently do not subscribe to the ancient addage "charity begins at [COLOR=blue !important][COLOR=blue !important]home[/COLOR][/COLOR]." Their pittance in charitable gifts seem to indicate their faith in charity beginning with government. It's not that they can't afford to give more. After all, we the taxpayers are subsidizing their housing -- the Obamas residen in the fancy digs that are the White House; the Bidens in Blair House, the vice president's mansion located along Washington's fancy Embassy Row.
    While they are giving less, they want to create conditions under which the rest of us are less likely to give more. The administration wants to curb deductions so that government will get more of our money and charities will get less of it.The rationale: the more people who are dependent on government, the greater liklihood they will keep voting for Democrats to keep the government checks coming.To them, God is not God; government is god.
    Seen this way, there is no hypocrisy in the stingy charitable giving of the Obamas and Bidens. One gives to the "god" one worships.
  2. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    typical dem.
    get rich and keeps all of the money to themselves.
    but is very willing to spend our tax dollars like crazy.
  3. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    cheap ass Biden !!
  4. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    When you compare (D) and (R) to whom gives to charity the most, why is it that (D) who claims to want to help the poor gives the least ?
  5. ups1990

    ups1990 Well-Known Member

    In fairness to President Obama. I believe, he gave away to charity the total amount of the Nobel Peace Prize.
  6. browndevil

    browndevil Active Member

    Yes he did, to 12 different organizations and since he never received the money he didn't need to report it.
  7. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    frankly, given who is in charge of the Treasury ( a known tax cheater ), do you really believe that bho really reported all of his income ?