About Those Values, Mr. Vice President

This truly cannot be said enough so I decided to cover this information again.  Last month Vice President Biden made the following comment:

“And, by the way, I’ve been saying this for 30 years. And I’m glad to see that Congressman Ryan likes his dad, too, and quotes his dad. I mean that sincerely. But my dad [had] a lot of wisdom. Every time someone tells you, say, ‘Look, let me tell you what’s important to me, what I value.’ My dad would go, ‘No, no. Don’t tell me what you value. Show me your budget, and I will tell you what you value.’”

So lets take a look at how The Vice President values charity:

Adjusted
Gross Income              Charity

1998             $215,432                      $195

1999             $210,797                      $120

2000             $219,953                      $360

2001             $220,712                      $360

2002             $227,811                      $260

2003             $231,375                      $260

2004             $234,271                      $380

2005             $321,379                      $380

2006             $248,459                      $380

2007             $319,853                      $995

2008              $269,256                      $1885

2009               $333,182                      $4820

2010                $379,178                     $5350

2011                 $379,035                     $5540

Total             $3,810,693                    $21,285

For a grand total of .005%

The average for the Romney family is 13.45%.

So what is it that you value Mr. Vice President?  It certainly isn’t charitable giving.

The Obama’s were very stingy with charitable giving as well, that is until he decided to run for public office on the federal level.  They could afford a $2 million home, but not too much for charity.  I hope that his charitable giving stays at current levels or increases once he leaves the presidency, as he will be making millions and millions per year once he does.