This would only be considered unfair if Barack Obama had not positioned himself as the know-it-all god man … but there it is.
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama and his wife Michelle gave $10,772 of the $1.2 million they earned from 2000 through 2004 to charities, or less than 1 percent, according to tax returns for those years released today by his campaign.
The article goes on to note that after they sold a best-selling, ludicrously titled and interpreted book, they cut a nice check for charities which brought the percentage to 5%.
The paltry giving for someone who positions himself as eminently, didactically progressive is one thing. My family made a lot less money than the Obamas during that period, and gave more to charity, and we were not particularly charitable. We give a ton more nowadays, and have not sold any books in the meantime.
Besides a rather ungodly, pedestrian strain of stinginess, what the Obama family’s paltry level of charitable giving reveals is a disturbing level of normalcy. They have been doing the same stuff you and I have, and probably less of it.
So when the anointed one lectures America, America is right to ask “who made you Jesus?” All you fellow 1 percenters should ask where this guy gets the authority to demand we elevate our moral code.