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Dick Cheney Donates Millions to Charity (77.89% of income given to charity)
http://www.newsmax.com ^ | April 15, 2006 | www.newsmax.com

Posted on 05/19/2009 1:26:52 PM PDT by Maelstorm

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.

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KEYWORDS: articledate04152006; bigtime; charity; cheney; cheneycharity; donors; giving; oldnews; philanthropy
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An old tidbit that is worth posting. Don't ever let a liberal tell you that Republicans/Conservatives are greedy.
1 posted on 05/19/2009 1:26:52 PM PDT by Maelstorm
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To: Maelstorm

What a contrast to Obama and his wife!


2 posted on 05/19/2009 1:28:19 PM PDT by spaced
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To: snugs

ping!


3 posted on 05/19/2009 1:28:43 PM PDT by lewisglad
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To: Maelstorm

Lead story on all three networks tonight.


4 posted on 05/19/2009 1:29:06 PM PDT by mbarker12474 (If thine enemy offend thee, give his childe a drum.)
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To: Maelstorm

The NERVE of that man! ;)

I miss Dick.


5 posted on 05/19/2009 1:29:06 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: spaced
What a contrast to Obama and his wife!

Yeah. Something like 0.05%? What a couple of scumbags.

6 posted on 05/19/2009 1:29:09 PM PDT by kromike
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To: spaced
What a contrast to Obama and his wife!..threw a nickel at a homeless guy once while calling you greedy...
7 posted on 05/19/2009 1:29:21 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: Maelstorm

How about a side by side comparison with
the current idiot VP, he gives about 25 dollars
a week.


8 posted on 05/19/2009 1:29:54 PM PDT by Bainbridge
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To: mbarker12474

The only reason I found out about this is because of Ann Coulter. It is an old story from 2006. Republicans don’t get any credit.


9 posted on 05/19/2009 1:30:06 PM PDT by Maelstorm (Those that have nothing to hide welcome debate.)
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To: spaced

Obama will order the that money be taxed at 100%.


10 posted on 05/19/2009 1:30:24 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Maelstorm

meanwhile shelley obama preaches to graduates to “give back”


11 posted on 05/19/2009 1:30:36 PM PDT by silverleaf ("Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal ( Martin Luther King))
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To: Maelstorm

He is just making my point...Conservatives give more then Liberals. Why just compare Palin’s tax return to Obama’s or Biden’s....They are cheap, Palin and now it is confirmed Cheney gave from their heart!


12 posted on 05/19/2009 1:30:44 PM PDT by blueyon (It is worth taking a stand even if you are standing alone!)
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To: Maelstorm
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

Oh yeah---well my hero, Al Goron, says he gives every penny of his hundred million dollar fortune to green causes. JUST ASK HIM--HE'LL TELL YA!!!!

13 posted on 05/19/2009 1:30:44 PM PDT by BOBTHENAILER (the obamination will ruin this nation)
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To: spaced
What a contrast to Obama and his wife!

Just ask his brother(s).

14 posted on 05/19/2009 1:31:05 PM PDT by exist
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To: mnehring
They wouldn't spare a nickle unless it was someone else's money. Its called the Wellstone Principle.
15 posted on 05/19/2009 1:31:26 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Maelstorm


16 posted on 05/19/2009 1:32:06 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: BOBTHENAILER
Al Goron, says he gives every penny of his hundred million dollar fortune to green causes.

Which goes right back into his pocket for running the causes, which he in turn gives back to the causes, which goes back into his pocket.. and so on... This is how he keeps his green businesses appearing operational.

17 posted on 05/19/2009 1:32:34 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: Maelstorm

I’m starting to like this guy more every day!

Cheney 2012!


18 posted on 05/19/2009 1:35:16 PM PDT by Joann37
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To: Maelstorm

V.P.Cheney and his wife are Great Americans!!!


19 posted on 05/19/2009 1:35:23 PM PDT by FlashBack ('0'bama: "Katrina on a Global Level")
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To: Maelstorm

Well Clinton gave a couple pair of stained boxer shorts....


20 posted on 05/19/2009 1:35:23 PM PDT by deport
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To: Diogenesis

Boy! That picture with Cheney looking at BO is telling! It’s like he’s saying, “I’d like to pop you one you little jug eared commie”. “Go back to Kenya”.


21 posted on 05/19/2009 1:37:51 PM PDT by albie
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To: Maelstorm

When do you think this item will show up on CNN, PMSNBC or the AP wire?


22 posted on 05/19/2009 1:38:44 PM PDT by Cyman
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To: mnehring
Which goes right back into his pocket for running the causes, which he in turn gives back to the causes, which goes back into his pocket.. and so on... This is how he keeps his green businesses appearing operational.

Sounds like he almost has a money laundering scheme going on.
23 posted on 05/19/2009 1:40:58 PM PDT by randomhero97 ("First you want to kill me, now you want to kiss me. Blow!" - Ash)
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To: Cyman

It is an old story and occasionally it does surface but only grudgingly.


24 posted on 05/19/2009 1:41:12 PM PDT by Maelstorm (Those that have nothing to hide welcome debate.)
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To: Maelstorm

I believe you can deduct only up to 50% of your income. On the 27.89% excess above that that the Cheneys are giving, they get no break this year from Uncle Sam.


25 posted on 05/19/2009 1:41:14 PM PDT by kenavi (Want a real stimulus? Drill!)
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To: spaced

Oh, they’re very charitable. The difference being, they want take away OUR money so they can give it away, while Cheney gives away HIS OWN money.


26 posted on 05/19/2009 1:41:26 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: Diogenesis

I like Cheney’s cloak and dagger outfit he has on in the first pick.


27 posted on 05/19/2009 1:41:50 PM PDT by randomhero97 ("First you want to kill me, now you want to kiss me. Blow!" - Ash)
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To: Diogenesis

In that second photo, why does he look so much like Mussolini? Or was that the intent.


28 posted on 05/19/2009 1:42:07 PM PDT by liege
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To: Joann37

Could you imagine if Obama did this? It would be evidence of Sainthood.


29 posted on 05/19/2009 1:42:23 PM PDT by Maelstorm (Those that have nothing to hide welcome debate.)
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To: spaced
What a contrast to Obama and his wife!

And Al Gore. And John Kerry. And...most every Demonrat. They talk a good game, and the media laps it up like a hungry dog, but when it comes to actually, you know, GIVING AWAY MONEY TO THE POOR, Republicans and conservatives come out way on top.

Notice, by the way, that this was a 2005 charitable gift - the 2004 election (his last political campaign) was long over when he and his wife did this, meaning that it was done purely from the heart, not for any kind of career gain.

Thank you, Mr. Vice President, for being a thoroughly decent human being!! Damn, but I miss you being the one a heartbeat away, and I tremble in fear at the thought of that big-mouthed dimwit Biden becoming President.

30 posted on 05/19/2009 1:42:59 PM PDT by Ancesthntr (Tyrant: "Spartans, lay down your weapons." Free man: "Persian, come and get them!")
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To: albie
I believe that the kenyan's true talent is that with those ears, he can actually hear what people are thinking.

Or perhaps Cheney used the Jedi mind trick on him?
31 posted on 05/19/2009 1:43:36 PM PDT by The_Sword_of_Groo (Dum spiramus tuebimur)
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To: albie

Boy! That picture with Cheney looking at BO is telling! It’s like he’s saying, “I’d like to pop you one you little jug eared commie”. “Go back to Kenya”.

...and Dubya looks like he’s checking his pockets for that 64 oz can of whoopass from just after 11 Sep. I miss my old CinC.

Colonel, USAFR


32 posted on 05/19/2009 1:44:54 PM PDT by jagusafr ("Bugs, Mr. Rico! Zillions of 'em!" - Robert Heinlein)
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To: Diogenesis

I want that pic of Cheney giving the Evil Eye to Maobama. Damn, it had to be REAL hard not to spit or take a swing at him.


33 posted on 05/19/2009 1:45:08 PM PDT by Ancesthntr (Tyrant: "Spartans, lay down your weapons." Free man: "Persian, come and get them!")
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To: liege
SSDD


34 posted on 05/19/2009 1:45:46 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: silverleaf

She should be imploring them to produce, to build, to design, to grow, to make money. Giving back isn’t a goal. The goal should be to achieve success so you don’t need to be given anything. I don’t deduct my charity. I help people directly. It is not Uncle Sam’s business and I don’t need a write off for the money I give man or God. I do hope to give more but on my own terms.


35 posted on 05/19/2009 1:45:58 PM PDT by Maelstorm (Those that have nothing to hide welcome debate.)
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To: kenavi
I believe you can deduct only up to 50% of your income. On the 27.89% excess above that that the Cheneys are giving, they get no break this year from Uncle Sam.

OK, OK, let's get this thing right. To the extent that any charitable gift exceeds 50% of your Adjusted Gross Income (bottom figure on page 1 of your 1040), you carry it forward for up to 5 years. Cheney did get all of the deduction for this, just not until later.

Which doesn't diminish this huge gift in the least.

36 posted on 05/19/2009 1:47:41 PM PDT by Ancesthntr (Tyrant: "Spartans, lay down your weapons." Free man: "Persian, come and get them!")
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To: Diogenesis

WTF is up with that guy (besides his chin, that is)? What’s HE got to be so arrogant about, the weasily little turd?


37 posted on 05/19/2009 1:48:51 PM PDT by Ancesthntr (Tyrant: "Spartans, lay down your weapons." Free man: "Persian, come and get them!")
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To: kromike; spaced
What a contrast to Obama and his wife! Yeah. Something like 0.05%? What a couple of scumbags.

From Obama's 2000-2006 tax returns:

Biden's the real cheapskate:


38 posted on 05/19/2009 1:51:03 PM PDT by r9etb
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To: Maelstorm
exactly

You have to build a nest egg before you can start giving it away- that is what the young should be encouraged to do.

Shelley is a huge hypocrite (surprise) because all accounts of their lives are that she has always taken care to complain and get paid off pad her nest while giving back very slim pickings- and even that to black charities only

39 posted on 05/19/2009 1:52:27 PM PDT by silverleaf ("Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal ( Martin Luther King))
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To: Maelstorm

“It is an old story and occasionally it does surface but only grudgingly”

Thanks for the info. I guess that proves my point to a greater extent than I even imagined.


40 posted on 05/19/2009 1:52:37 PM PDT by Cyman
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To: Diogenesis

Do you mind telling me where that 2nd picture is from? I’ve seen it numerous times but it must be something I missed.


41 posted on 05/19/2009 1:53:41 PM PDT by VA40
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To: Maelstorm

The Cheneys have the “Jesus kind of love.”


42 posted on 05/19/2009 1:56:42 PM PDT by Faith
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To: spaced
What a contrast to Obama and his wife!

What a contrast to just about ANY Democrat!

43 posted on 05/19/2009 1:56:58 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Diogenesis

Geez just looking at that arrogant b****rd makes me want to slap the taste out of his mouth. I don’t know what makes him look more despicable, the “Mussolini” depicted here or the pimp-strut he has when he walks. Everythime he steps off Marine One I expect Rhambo to come throw a purple velvet cape over his back. It’s only a matter of time before he slips up and grabs his crotch on TV


44 posted on 05/19/2009 1:57:41 PM PDT by The_Sword_of_Groo (Dum spiramus tuebimur)
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To: Ancesthntr
What’s HE got to be so arrogant about, the weasily little turd?

He won. ;o(

45 posted on 05/19/2009 2:00:41 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: The_Sword_of_Groo
It’s only a matter of time before he slips up and grabs his crotch on TV

I am spitting coffee out my nose!
46 posted on 05/19/2009 2:02:05 PM PDT by VA40
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To: VA40

Taken in the Capitol prior to Obowma taking the stage to take the oath of office.


47 posted on 05/19/2009 2:25:26 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: Ancesthntr

Even the 50% is misleading as at the rate they make money, not you do not get full deduction even up to 50% if I remember correctly.


48 posted on 05/19/2009 2:25:36 PM PDT by shoedog
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To: Diogenesis

he’s such an a-hole!

and frankly, he doesn’t give a shit what we on this side think,


49 posted on 05/19/2009 2:26:39 PM PDT by Aria ( "The US republic will endure until Congress discovers it can bribe the public with the people's $.")
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To: r9etb

“Biden’s the real cheapskate”

Let’s be fair to old Joe. His incessant gaffes are priceless and they provide a steady and reliable source of humor for millions of Americans. He is truly the gift that keeps on giving.


50 posted on 05/19/2009 2:26:51 PM PDT by DrC
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