Dec 30, 2010

Report: Liberals give till it hurts (you)

Ann Coulter has never been one of our favorite pundits, however, she hit the nail squarely on the head concerning the lack of generosity by liberal politicians in her report at the link below.

Liberals never tire of discussing their own generosity, particularly when demanding that the government take your money by force to fund shiftless government employees overseeing counterproductive government programs.

Coulter takes a look at the charitable giving of a few liberals:

In 2009, the Obamas gave 5.9 percent of their income to charity, about the same as they gave in 2006 and 2007. In the eight years before he became president, Obama gave an average of 3.5 percent of his income to charity, upping that to 6.5 percent in 2008.

How generous. But then, Jeremiah Wright, his radical Chicago pastor, preached hating America rather then tithing.

Others with underwhelming charitable contributions:

In the decade before Joe Biden became vice president, the Bidens gave a total – all 10 years combined – of $3,690 to charity, or 0.2 percent of their income. They gave in a decade what most Americans in their tax bracket give in an average year.

That's a whopping two tenths of one percent for the Bidens. We wonder how they could spare it.

John Kerry hasn't been mentioned yet. In 1994, Kerry gave a stunning $175.

In 1998, Al Gore gave $353 to charity – about a day's take for a lemonade stand in his neighborhood.

And what about the late Sen. Ted Kennedy? When Kennedy released his tax returns to run for president in the '70s, they showed that he gave a bare 1 percent of his income to charity. That's right, only one percent. As the report reminds us, cash tips to bartenders and cocktail waitresses are not considered charitable donations.