However, Biden makes us really upset when we see that in 1999, he gave a paltry $120! No wonder he thinks getting rid of charitable deductions is no big deal! If you want to read the entire report it is at: http://www.usatoday.com/news/politics/election2008/2008-09-12-biden-financial_N.htm
Obviously, this year he is giving more but it seems to be a Democratic trait not to give to charity. Study after study has shown that Republicans and Conservatives give more to charities than do Democrats and Liberals/Progressives. It must be that they believe that government will take care of us and that they are unwilling to part with any of their money.
We have a President and Vice President who have increased their contributions over the past years. Is this part of being hammered by the press or have they become charitable? We would bet on the former.
What is your opinion?
WASHINGTON (AP) — For Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Jill, this year's tax return looks almost identical to last year's.