The White House reports that the Obamas gave “$172,130 – or about 22% of their adjusted gross income – to 39 different charities.” Good for them; that’s the kind of wealth-spreading that conservatives endorse. On the other end of the spectrum, though, we have the Bidens, who had a reported AGI of $379,035 — and who donated $5,540 to charity. That comes to about 1.5% of their taxable income, which was an improvement over earlier years … but not by much. Contrast that to Mitt Romney, who donated $4.1 million on an AGI of $20.9 million in 2011 on his estimates, which would come to 19.6% of his AGI.
Yes, good for the Obamas—but better for the Romneys. That’s one thing about rich people: they tend to give away a whole lot of money. And that’s one thing about most Democrats: they tend to give away a whole lot of other people’s money. One-point-[bleeping]-five percent. Heckuva job, Joe.