Oh well, I see Obama's giving is way up this year. 14% wooowhooo. Good job!
anyway, I found this interesting article. I don't agree with a lot of it about how taxes must be raised. However, he was dead on about why Obama should have taken the opportunity to lead on his own tax return.
Gregg Easterbrook | Analysis & Opinion | Reuters.com
Though tax increases alone cannot put the country’s fiscal house in order, the president should set a better example on his own tax returns.
That $245,000 the Obamas gave to charity, for example — deducting it on their Schedule A reduced their federal tax bill by roughly $85,000, and cut their Illinois state tax bill too. But you’re not required to deduct charitable giving, or to claim any tax favor. Deductions and tax credits are options. If you think the government deserves more of your income, don’t claim them.
Obama said last year that itemized deductions for the wealthy should be phased out — then on his own tax return, claimed a huge itemized deduction. Until those who advocate higher taxes for the well-off practice what they preach, the national debt situation may only get worse.
Catawa is my favorite bleeding heart liberal.
Did GW raise taxes? No? Didn't think so. Keep trying.I am glad to see that all it would took for you to do your duty is for a Democrat to be in the White House. Keep up the good work!