When It Comes To Charity, It's Not Even Close. The Palins Are Almost 12X As Charitable As the Bidens
A recent CD post reported Joe Biden's miserly charitable contributions (averaging less than $300 per year from 1998 to 2006 on average annual income of $237,000). CD reader Kansas Bob provided the link to Sarah Palin's Tax Records, providing data for a comparison of the vice-presidental candidate's records of charitable giving.
When it comes to giving money to charities, it's not even close: the Palins are almost 12 times as generous as the Bidens, when measured by charitable contributions as a percent of Adjusted Grosss Income (AGI) in 2006 and 2007: 2.79% average for the Palins in those two years, vs. 0.24% for the Bidens (see top chart above).
And even though the Palins ($294,000) earned only about half the income of the Bidens ($569,000) in 2006 and 2007 combined, the Palins gave almost 6 times as much to charity ($8,205) in those two years as the Bidens ($1,375), see bottom chart above.