Wednesday, April 2, 2008

This is Not a Political Post

It is about perception and reality.

FYI, whether it matters to you or not:

Between 2000 and 2004, Barack and Michelle Obama gave less than 1% of their income to charity.
It was 5% in 2005, 6% in 2006.

In 2006, Dick and Lynne Cheney gave 78% of their income to charity. (That's not a misprint.)

One is of course a prophet of change and peace; the other is a Grinch-demon warlord thirsty for blood and oil and the bones of small children.
Or something.

5 comments:

gene said...

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interesting.

could you link the cheney source?

Rob said...
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Rob said...

The link is in the Thinklings post; it's an article by Arthur Brooks.

gene said...

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ah. thanks. i assumed that they were 2 different sources before i read the article from the post.

thanks for clarifying.

and thanks for the post.

Rob said...

By way of comparison, Hillary Clinton finally released her 2000-07 tax returns, and of the $109 million that she and Bill made over that period, they gave about 10% to charity.