Monday, October 13, 2008

Robin Hood?

The other day I blogged about the choice being clear as to who we should vote for based on a religious viewpoint. I stand by my convictions on that and add another, more economical reason to the mix.

Obama was asked a question by a plumber who owns his own business.

“It’s not that I want to punish your success – I just want to make sure that everybody who is behind you – that they’ve got a chance at success too.” (

Sounds like taking from the rich(or people trying to be rich) and giving to the poor. I am all about helping the poor and unfortunate, but taking from a hard working plumber to give to those who don't work at all sounds like Socialism. I could be wrong here, but I don't think most Americans agree with this tax policy.

As for his running mate...He thinks it is "Patriotic" to pay taxes.

"You got it, it's time to be patriotic, Kate. Time to jump in. Time to be part of the deal..."(Fox News)

What about Charitable Giving?

According to a Wall Street Journal editorial, the Bidens released their tax returns and reported an average of $380 or 0.2 percent of their income in annual charitable contributions over a 10-year period. The national average of personal giving was 2 percent of income. (Daily Press)

Hmmm...$380.00? Are you kidding?

What about Obama?

...the Obamas gave far less than 1% of their income to charity; in three of the years, they gave around 1% of their income to charity. Only in the last two years have they given substantially more as their income skyrocketed -- 4.7% in 2005 and 6.1% in 2006. (Of course, it is possible that the Obamas may have made gifts to other worthy causes that were not deductible for federal income tax purposes.) (Paul L. Caron)

Not bad...but what was happening before 2005? Oh maybe you thought to yourself, "I'm going to run for president...maybe I should give a little more to charity so it does not look so bad when I start taking from the rich and giving to the poor." (my words not Obama's, but still a very good possibility) You still did better than Delaware Joe. What an embarrassment.

What about McCain?

In 2007, the Arizona senator reported $405,409 in total income and contributed $105,467, or 26 percent of his total income, to charity.
In 2006, Mr. McCain said he had $358,414 in total income and donated $64,695, or 18 percent of his total income, to charity. (The Chronicles of Philanthropy)

Wow...18% beats 4% any day...

Once again, the choice is clear here


Anonymous said...

That's a lot of charity. Thanks for all the info!

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