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Dick Cheney Donates Millions to Charity
NewsMax.com ^ | April 15, 2006 | Carl Limbacher

Posted on 04/14/2006 9:37:44 PM PDT by Carl/NewsMax

In one of the largest sums ever donated to charity by a U.S. public official, Vice President Dick Cheney and his wife Lynne gave away nearly $7 million last year to help the poor and to medical research.

According to income tax information released by the White House on Friday, the Cheneys' adjusted gross income in 2005 was $8,819,006.

The sum was largely the result of Mr. Cheney's stock options from Halliburton and royalties from three books written by Mrs. Cheney.

The Cheneys gave more than three-quarters of their income - $6,869,655 - to several charities, including George Washington University's Cardiothoracic Institute and a charity for low-income high school students in the Washington, D.C. area, Capital Partners for Education.

The Cheneys' charitable generosity stands in marked contrast to that of their predecessors, whose sometimes stingy donations became a national embarassment.

In 1997 for instance, Al and Tipper Gore contributed just $353 to charity, a sum that raised eyebrows even in friendly media circles.

The Los Angeles Times noted, for instance, that the Gores' slender donation "caused some bewilderment in philanthropic circles because of the vice president's 'good guy' image as an advocate for public service and social causes."

The same year the Gores gave $353 to charity, they reported $197,729 in adjusted gross income.


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KEYWORDS: 109th; bankofheaven; bush; charity; cheney; cheneyshypertithe; compassionate; congress; conservative; halliburton; millions; philanthropy; tax; taxes; taxreturns

1 posted on 04/14/2006 9:37:48 PM PDT by Carl/NewsMax
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To: Carl/NewsMax; ntnychik; devolve; PhilDragoo; Smartass

The Cheneys are good people. It would be interesting to know what the Clintons contribute to charity.


2 posted on 04/14/2006 9:43:20 PM PDT by potlatch (Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken computer in it?)
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To: potlatch
The Cheneys are good people.

They are. But, the MSM and liberals being who they are, will focus on the $1.9 million refund he got back as a result of these donations.

3 posted on 04/14/2006 9:46:54 PM PDT by sinkspur (Things are about to happen that will answer all your questions and solve all your problems.)
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To: potlatch

Well, there was that one time when Hitlery donated Bubba's old tighty-whiteys...


4 posted on 04/14/2006 9:47:06 PM PDT by JRios1968 (E=mc3...the origin of "friends don't let friends derive drunk.")
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To: Carl/NewsMax
Wonder how the DUmmies spin this?
5 posted on 04/14/2006 9:47:59 PM PDT by endthematrix (None dare call it ISLAMOFACISM!)
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To: potlatch
Although it may not amount to significant savings, most charities that accept donations will allow you to assess the value of your own donation, so you are essentially determining the size of the deduction you can take. (Remember when Bill Clinton donated his old underwear and then took tax deductions, valuing the underwear at $2 per pair?)

Some people are more generous than others....

6 posted on 04/14/2006 9:48:45 PM PDT by operation clinton cleanup
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To: sinkspur

Well thankgoodness there are people like us who know and understand what they did and what the MSM stands for!


7 posted on 04/14/2006 9:49:30 PM PDT by potlatch (Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken computer in it?)
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To: potlatch; ntnychik
The Clintons were takers, not givers. I'd love to see their off shore accounts?

What the Clintons did give away, was tons of American technology to China, and God knows to who else that has already come back to bite us.

8 posted on 04/14/2006 9:50:49 PM PDT by Smartass (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: JRios1968

I wonder if they ever feel dumb about donating underwear and taking a tax deduction on it? Naa, not the Clintons!


9 posted on 04/14/2006 9:51:25 PM PDT by potlatch (Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken computer in it?)
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To: operation clinton cleanup
Some people are more generous than others....

That goes without saying. LOL, I had just posted to someone else about the underwear deduction!!

10 posted on 04/14/2006 9:53:41 PM PDT by potlatch (Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken computer in it?)
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To: Smartass

The Clintons are definitely 'takers'!


11 posted on 04/14/2006 9:55:13 PM PDT by potlatch (Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken computer in it?)
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To: potlatch
It would be interesting to know what the Clintons contribute to charity.

I would be more interested in knowing how much they are scaming from charities.

Watchdog Cites Failures at Charity

President Clinton's charitable foundation failed to meet at least six of 19 accountability standards established by the Better Business Bureau, according to a recent report from the watchdog group.

The report, issued in June, said the Clinton Foundation lacks policies requiring performance reviews for its chief executive officer and for the organization as a whole. The Better Business Bureau review also observed that the foundation's annual reports and Web site do not contain detailed financial statements or information about the charity's board of directors.

In addition, the bureau's charity evaluation service, called the Wise Giving Alliance, said it could not establish whether the foundation was observing five other good-governance practices regarding board meetings, conflict-of-interest policies, budget issues, and donor privacy.

"There are a number of concerns here," the head of the alliance, Bennett Weiner, said in an interview. "We didn't get a copy of the audited financial statement. They did have an annual report, but it didn't include specifically the board roster and the summary of finances that is recommended."

Mr. Weiner said nonprofit groups that seek money on the Internet should post detailed financial reports online.

A spokesman for Mr. Clinton, Jay Carson, said the foundation is working to address the concerns raised by the watchdog group. "In terms of the things brought up in the report, they are all either in place now or will be in place by the end of 2005," he said.

Mr. Carson noted that the foundation, which was established in 1997, has been a small operation focused on raising funds to build and endow Mr. Clinton's $165 million presidential library in Arkansas. The spokesman said some of the procedures recommended by the bureau, such as program reviews, will make more sense as the foundation turns greater attention to its ongoing projects, such as efforts to reduce racial strife abroad, to provide drug treatment for HIV/AIDS, and to offer advice to small-business owners in New York

 

12 posted on 04/14/2006 9:57:28 PM PDT by txroadkill
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To: potlatch
I wonder if they ever feel dumb about donating underwear and taking a tax deduction on it? Naa, not the Clintons!

Actually, that would be just another example of Bubba and Hitlery pulling a fast one on the American taxpayer...

13 posted on 04/14/2006 9:57:37 PM PDT by JRios1968 (E=mc3...the origin of "friends don't let friends derive drunk.")
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To: potlatch

I don't like this donation. I wish he had given it to the RNC instead. Then they would not have needed creeps like abramhoff. A lot of people are sacrificing real money to fund Swann, Ehrlich and Steele in the 2006 elections too.


14 posted on 04/14/2006 9:58:11 PM PDT by staytrue
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To: txroadkill; Carl/NewsMax

Good post TRK.

Seems I am getting all the letters, where is Carl?

Carl, where are you???


15 posted on 04/14/2006 10:01:38 PM PDT by potlatch (Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken computer in it?)
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To: txroadkill

bttt


16 posted on 04/14/2006 10:04:39 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: staytrue
I wish he had given it to the RNC instead.

They are probably hurting. I have turned down some requests lately, told them I didn't like all the illegal mess, etc.

17 posted on 04/14/2006 10:05:42 PM PDT by potlatch (Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken computer in it?)
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To: endthematrix
Wonder how the DUmmies spin this?

They'll point out he got a 1.9 million dollar return and forget about his givings. Seriously, in every article I've read (barring NewsMax), the discussion of his givings is at the very bottom of the article and many headlines read "Cheney Gets 1.9 Million Dollar Return" in an attempt to portray him in a bad light...
18 posted on 04/14/2006 10:22:52 PM PDT by MrBlueSky2005
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To: JRios1968
And they were only needed laundered to remove stains and blue dress fibers.
19 posted on 04/14/2006 10:26:46 PM PDT by Ursus arctos horribilis
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To: Carl/NewsMax

Like Al Gore, who donated a miserly $353 to charity as vice president in 1997, John Kerry may be a serial cheapskate.

During the early 1990s, with no apparent presidential aspirations, Kerry contributed the following amounts: $0 in 1991; $820, 1992; $175, 1993; $2,039, 1994; and $0, 1995. Last year, however, after media attention, he gave $43,735.

However, it was painless giving. Kerry published a book -- still available in discount bins -- spelling out his positions on public policy issues. He is drawing from the proceeds to pay his taxes and giving the rest to charity.

In other words, he's polishing his image with proceeds from a book written to further his political career.

Kerry and his wife have a combined net worth between $664 million and $760 million and, because the charitable con- tributions come from the book proceeds, they won't draw down the family treasury.

The question Kerry still needs to answer, however, is why he isn't as generous with his own vast personal wealth as he is with tax money forcibly extracted from everyone else.

20 posted on 04/14/2006 10:38:57 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: potlatch; Carl/NewsMax; ntnychik; devolve; PhilDragoo; Smartass

<< The Cheneys are good people. It would be interesting to know what the Clintons contribute to charity. >>

No it wouldn't.

You already know only too well that the Cli'tons see themselves AS a charity!

And the Cheneys are, indeed, Good Americans.

God bless them all.

Happy Easter - B A


21 posted on 04/14/2006 10:48:40 PM PDT by Brian Allen (How arrogant are we to believe our career political-power-lusting lumpen somehow superior to theirs?)
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To: Brian Allen

Happy Easter Brian!


22 posted on 04/14/2006 10:51:05 PM PDT by potlatch (Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken computer in it?)
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To: Carl/NewsMax

My hero!


23 posted on 04/14/2006 10:58:24 PM PDT by Rte66
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To: Carl/NewsMax

It would be nice if this charity donation stuff was brought up whenever lefties start whining about his blind trust.


24 posted on 04/14/2006 11:18:30 PM PDT by Democratshavenobrains
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To: potlatch
The Chenys produce, therefore have Taxable Income

Poster children of the left like Kerry and Kennedy are just aged recips of trust funds and political maneuvering so the smoke screen must be deployed, Drudge and MSM are happy to oblige.

TT
25 posted on 04/14/2006 11:24:23 PM PDT by TexasTransplant (NEMO ME IMPUNE LACESSET)
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To: sinkspur

The $1.9 refund was the AP headline. The $7 donation was buried.


26 posted on 04/15/2006 12:31:02 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: sinkspur
They are. But, the MSM and liberals being who they are, will focus on the $1.9 million refund he got back as a result of these donations.

That is EXACTLY what the MSM did...CNN had a poll rather one would be able to live comfortably with the tax amount paid by president Bush or if one would require the 1.9 million paid in taxes by the Cheney's.

27 posted on 04/15/2006 12:55:47 AM PDT by highlander_UW (I don't know what my future holds, but I know Who holds my future)
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To: potlatch; Carl/NewsMax; ntnychik; devolve; Smartass
It would be interesting to know what the Clintons contribute to charity.

Used underwear--demanding a receipt for a tax deduction; we have it archived in the Clinton Presidential Library/Bordello. Despite their eight and twelve million book advances, speakers fees, Dubai consulting fees, et cetera.

28 posted on 04/15/2006 12:59:32 AM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hitlery: das Butch von Buchenvald)
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To: staytrue
I wish he had given it to the RNC instead

How do you know he didn't donate to the RNC? Political contributions are NOT tax deductible.

29 posted on 04/15/2006 1:09:17 AM PDT by Texas Mom (When they kill enough of us will we finally start profiling??)
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To: Carl/NewsMax
Vice President Cheney and Sec. Rumsfeld are great patriots and we are fortunate to have them serving our country. They obviously are not putting up with all the crap thrown at them because they need the money. I believe they saw the disaster made after 8 years of Clinton and decided they needed to serve.
30 posted on 04/15/2006 4:29:09 AM PDT by SHOOT THE MOON bat (Blessed are the peacemakers (the US Military) for they shall be called the children of God.)
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To: endthematrix

"Wonder how the DUmmies spin this?"

Easy, Cheney mae money off of Halliburton which is the reason we went to war in the first place.

What I would like to see are the comparisons of tax returns between all potential 2008 preseidential candidates.

Bush paid 30% in taxes. IIRC Kerry's 2003 tax return showed the Kerry's paying 4%.


31 posted on 04/15/2006 5:07:57 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (To Serve Man......It's a cookbook!)
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To: sinkspur
They are. But, the MSM and liberals being who they are, will focus on the $1.9 million refund he got back as a result of these donations.

Well, the headline as posted by Drudge:

CHENEYS TAX REFUND OF $1.9MILLION...

32 posted on 04/15/2006 6:51:28 AM PDT by Living Free in NH
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To: Carl/NewsMax
How about this report on John Kerry from 2004:

Kerry's returns from 1995 and earlier, before his marriage to Heinz, have sometimes attracted criticism over the issue of charitable giving. In 1995, according to published reports, Kerry reported a taxable income of $126,179, and charitable contributions of $0. In 1994, he reported income of $127,884, and charitable donations of $2,039. In 1993, he reported income of $130,345, and contributions of $175. In 1992, he reported income of $127,646, and contributions of $820. In 1991, he reported income of $113,857, and contributions of $0.

33 posted on 04/15/2006 7:03:07 AM PDT by Reaganesque
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To: PhilDragoo
Come on Phil...The Clintons are as American as apple pie.

Where else can people go from Arkansas trailer trash to the top job in America. Where else can Arkansas trailer trash get away with money laundering, smuggle drugs, commit murder, but right here in the good old U.S.A.. The Clinton success allowed them to give away America's crown jewels secrets of nuclear, and missile technology...for money.

Believe me, the superior court judge will slowly flush the Peter Paul/Clinton lawsuit down the toilet too. Because, all judges in California are tightly connected to the democrat party.

34 posted on 04/15/2006 10:23:24 AM PDT by Smartass (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: potlatch
That goes without saying. LOL, I had just posted to someone else about the underwear deduction!!

For some reason, that struck me as the funniest post I have read all morning! (LOL)

35 posted on 04/15/2006 10:25:13 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (Don't call them "Illegal Aliens." Call them what they are: CRIMINAL INVADERS!)
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To: Reaganesque

Can you source that for me?

It is super important we keep that fact in our belt...


36 posted on 04/15/2006 10:26:02 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (Don't call them "Illegal Aliens." Call them what they are: CRIMINAL INVADERS!)
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To: freedumb2003

Tickled your funnybone, huh?


37 posted on 04/15/2006 3:36:30 PM PDT by potlatch (Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken computer in it?)
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To: Carl/NewsMax

bttt


38 posted on 04/15/2006 3:40:46 PM PDT by groanup (Shred for Ian)
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To: Carl/NewsMax

Yeah, but did Cheney donate his underwear to charity?


39 posted on 04/15/2006 3:45:00 PM PDT by PJ-Comix ((Join the DUmmie FUnnies PING List for the FUNNIEST Blog on the Web)
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To: PJ-Comix
Yeah, but did Cheney donate his underwear to charity?

If somebody put the Klintoon underware on EBay "with the skid marks" the DUmmies would go crazy.

40 posted on 04/15/2006 4:00:35 PM PDT by jslade (Liberalism ALWAYS accomplishes the exact opposite of it's stated intent!)
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To: freedumb2003
Here's where I got the quote: National Review

You could get similar info by going through past Boston Herald articles.

41 posted on 04/15/2006 7:13:35 PM PDT by Reaganesque
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To: Reaganesque

Thanks!!!


42 posted on 04/15/2006 7:14:29 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Don't call them "Illegal Aliens." Call them what they are: CRIMINAL INVADERS!)
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