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Tax returns for 2009 show that Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Jill, earned $333,000 and gave a paltry $4,820 — or 1.4 percent — to charity. That’s well below the 3 to 5 percent the average American gives.
President Obama gave above that average — about 6 percent — but he grossed $5.5 million, solidifying his status as one of those evil rich people.
The takeaway: Biden is eager for you to be generous with your money. For himself, not so much.
Of course, generosity at the point of a gun is no generosity at all. That’s the divergence between liberals, who advocate forced charity through government edict, and conservatives, who believe in free-choice generosity. The former is motivated by statism and power, the latter by religious (predominantly Judeo-Christian) values.
It’s little wonder, then, that conservatives are more generous than liberals. And they don’t need to be forced to do it.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online