Skip to comments.Obamas Donated Less Than 1% of Their 2000-2004 Income
Posted on 03/25/2008 1:21:07 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd
Why would they?
Good liberals give as much as they can to the government, and let the government redistribute it.
Charity be damned!
Most democrats don’t give to charity! They are only “takers” not “givers” unless they’re giving OUR tax money to THEIR cause!
OF course they did, their student loans have had them dumpster diving to make ends meet, just ask his wife...
Now this needs wide circulation. Remember how MSM got all over the Bush’s and Cheneys and sKerry’s about their donations.
"good liberals" advocate taking as much of OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY as they can to let the government redistribute it.
The "tax me more fund" proved this concept.
Conservatives tend to be more generous with their bucks!
So typical of Hypocritical liberals.
They want to redistribute YOUR money, not theirs.
Seriously, there are leftists that disdain charity and those who voluntarily give to charity because it “lets government off the hook”.
Bet he’s sorry now he pressed that whole ‘release your tax returns’ thing.
Lieberals and marxists do not donate. It is the governments job to provide, why should they?
Is that the same wife who got a $100,000 raise after her hubby had earmarked some cash to the hospital she worked for?
Yeah, lets ask the wife!
Good liberals believe that charity begins at home THEIR HOME.
Hillary will release her taxes from THIS year ONLY, and there will be TONS to CHARITY!! TONS!!
Most of it was buying church voters....
There have been several threads about Conservatives vs. Liberals in generosity and charity work.
I tell you who does the most good: A little Christian church in a rural area.
1% is not tithing
Okay, this doesn’t bother me. His money, he can do with it what the heck he wants! That’s my conservative philosophy. : )
The definition of hypocrisy is to espouse a belief that you really don’t believe in.
His butt is still stinging over getting spanked on his racist pastor disaster.
Watching democrats implode in such a joy!
Obamas Donated Less Than 1% of Their 2000-2004 Income
So what? I gave zero.
why can’t bloomberg.com be posted?
Please provide a respectable link for that assertion, as it pertains to middle class Democrats or above. Or are you just talking out of your ass?
You got that right.
How is God gonna damn America through the Trinity United Church of Christ if Obama won’t cough up more dough?
If you’ve ever tended bar or waited on tables, you’d know that it’s a real bummer to see a table of color in your area. I’m speaking from the 80’s, but I’m sure someone will tell me just what the dealygig on that is today.
Ya, but did he donate his used underwear and take it as a tax deduction like the Clintons?
I need a little reminding here. From my memory, President Bush and especially the Cheneys give very heavily to charity and have never had scathing articles about their amount of given written.
They are both poster childs for affirmative action and what it creates. People who have no respect for the wonderful things they have because the believe they are entitled to it all anyway. When everything is handed to you, regardless of the work you do, you tend to not feel obligated to pay it forward.
Considering that they reportedly gave 20k to Wright’s church, and if this is the ONLY charity they gave to,
their income would be $2mil, right?
You don’t give ANYTHING to charities?
How very Liberal of you.
I agree with you there ... but I do take offense at his faux compassion for all the poor and hurting in our country.
Nothing is stopping all these liberals from giving all they want to the causes of the "poor and oppressed."
So Obama gives 1% ... probably mostly to a racist church. Hypocrite. What he really wants is a coercive government to take other people's money at gunpoint and redistribute it.
Seriously, I wonder if this is THE source of resentment in the black community -
essentially being wards of the state and being treated as if there is no way they can make it on their own merits.
I took a cursory look at his tax returns for the last two years and was startled to see that he wasn’t hit with the Alternative Minimum Tax even though he made $1,000,000 a year... I’ve been hit with it the last 4 years, and I make SUBSTANTIALLY less than that.
Any good FReeper accountants want to take a shot at explaining that?
Oh, COME ON, people, how could you not understand? Liberal politicians are notoriously skimpy with charitable donations not because they a cheap, hypocritical, power-hungry liars, but because they give to the poor in OTHER ways...like voting for tax increases, voting for huge spending programs for the poor, etc. Geez, doesn’t anyone GET it - these people are so smart, so purely motivated, that we simply CANNOT understand everything they really do for the people of this country.
And here is a John Stossel column on this matter, including info about Brook's book.
Canadians are terrible tippers. Or so I hear.
“You dont give ANYTHING to charities?
How very Liberal of you.”
No, how very BROKE of me.
I contribute my time,
that’s all that I have plenty of.
Judge not, lest you be judged.
I think the point Princess Leah is making is that most liberals give less than the average conservative. There have been many articles over the years proving that Conservatives are just more generous.
SUMMARY SHEET: 2006 TAX RETURN FOR BARACK AND MICHELLE OBAMA
The Obamas income dropped from $1.6 million in 2005 to $991,296 in 2006, in part because their 2005
income included a one time bonus related to Michelle Obamas job at the University of Chicago Hospitals and
royalties and an advance associated with Senator Obamas books.
BO (SENATE): $157,082
BO (BOOK): $506,618
MO (UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO): $273,618
MO (TREEHOUSE): $51,200
TAXES PAID: $277,431
The Obamas owed $277,431 in Federal taxes in 2006. During the year, they overpaid their taxes by $40,856,
and applied that overpayment to their estimated tax payments for 2007.
CHARITABLE DONATIONS: $60,307
The Obamas gave a total of $60,307 to charity, including $13,107 to the Congressional Black Caucus
501(c)(3) Foundation, $15,000 to CARE, $5,000 to the Muntu Dance Theater, and $22,500 to Trinity United
Church of Christ. They also gave $4,700 to miscellaneous recognized charities.
? ABOUT THE MUNTU DANCE THEATER: The Chicago-based Muntu Dance Theatre performs authentic
and progressive interpretations of contemporary and ancient African and African-American dance,
music, and folklore. Michelle Obama is a member of the board for the Muntu Dance Theater since
? ABOUT CARE: CARE tackles underlying causes of poverty so that people can become self-sufficient.
Recognizing that women and children suffer disproportionately from poverty, CARE places special
emphasis on working with women to create permanent social change.
? ABOUT THE CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS FOUNDATION: The Congressional Black Caucus
Foundation is the premier organization that creates, identifies, analyzes and disseminates policyoriented
information critical to advancing African Americans and people of African descent towards
equity in economics, health and education. [http://www.cbcfinc.org/About/mission.html]
? ABOUT TRINITY UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST: The Obamas have been members of Trinity since
CAPITAL GAINS / DIVIDENDS
The Obamas reported earning $4,590 in interest and $1,188 in dividends from accounts at JP Morgan Chase,
Northern Trust Bank, and UBS.
OTHER ITEMS OF NOTE
The Obamas paid approximately $1,000 in household employment taxes for child care services, and paid a
$377 Federal tax penalty to address an underestimation of taxes owed due to Senator Obamas book sales.
Well, I retract my earlier comment then.
The worst of both worlds.
Not only a skinflint, but also they directed their only contributions to an organization that exists primarily to promote hatred and divisions...bully for them...
Well, then you were mistaken.
You DO GIVE to charities. (Time) Good for you.
(I knew you weren’t a lib!)