Obama Willing to Spread Your Wealth . . . But Not His Own

In the “Do as I Say, Not as I Do” category, we find that Barack Obama and Joe Biden are more than willing to spread your money around, but are not so willing to let go of their own cash. Patrick Poole, writing at BizzyBlog, notes the following interesting tidbits:

  • From 2000-2004, Obama’s charitable giving averaged less than 1 percent.
  • During that 2000-2004 period Obama gave substantially less than the average family making more than $150,000, which averages giving of 2.2 percent of total income.
  • Obama’s running mate, Joe Biden, was even stingier about spreading his wealth.
  • In 2007, [Biden’s] charitable giving was only $995, or 0.3 percent of income in a year when his tax returns reported $319,853 in income.
  • By comparison, John McCain gave more than one-quarter of his income in 2006 and 2007 (28.6 and 27.3 percent respectively).

Of course, none of this is a surprise to those whole have delved into the real Barack Obama. The guy can’t even lend a helping hand to his elderly aunt who languishes in a Boston slum. Just imagine what he has planned for the average American.

[h/t: Patterico]

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2 responses to “Obama Willing to Spread Your Wealth . . . But Not His Own

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  2. LarryH

    Overall dollars to the needy would likely INCREASE if government programs were phased out. Giving willingly to one’s choices, especially when you see its results, provides an incentive to give more. Anonymity of the giver as well as the beneficiary ends up killing motivation.

    The biggest benefactors of government programs, the people who truly receive the MOST, don’t actually receive cash in their pocket. They receive a far more valuable entity – – especially by their standards. They gain CONTROL, not so much of the money itself; it’s control of society, control of ‘the system.’ It’s a matter of finding success and gaining accompanying ego, over their particular peers – – those others who scratch and jab for success, by “serving ____”(fill in the blank as appriopriate.)

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