Saturday, April 05, 2008

Selfish Charity For Political Gain

Nothing says giving like giving to yourself, getting a tax break for it and being able to tout your 'caring' in dollar amounts to amaze your friends, neighbors and voters.

Clintons Made $109 Million in Last 8 Years
During that time, the Clintons paid $33.8 million in federal taxes and claimed deductions for $10.2 million in charitable contributions. The contributions went to a family foundation run by the Clintons that has given away only about half of the money they put into it, and most of that was last year, after Mrs. Clinton declared her candidacy.

Might Bill and Hill be a tad narcissistic?

Speaking to a statewide convention of North Dakota Democrats in Grand Forks on Friday, Mrs. Clinton criticized the Bush administration’s tax cuts, which she said favored the rich, then referred to the tax data she and her husband released earlier in the day.

“Now don’t get me wrong, I have absolutely nothing against rich people,” she said. “As a matter of fact, my husband, much to my surprise and his, has made a lot of money since he left the White House, by doing what he loves doing most — talking to people. But we didn’t ask for George Bush’s tax cuts. We didn’t want them, and we didn’t need them.”

Maybe if you and little Billy gave your tax cut to a real charity or spent it on goods and services you'd be able to grasp the concept that maybe you don't need your tax cut, but there are a lot of small business and individuals that do and want you to get them, even against your will.

My, oh my, being a couple who much to their surprise have made a lot of money makes it so tiresome to deal with the little people and their wearisome demands. Jeeves, bring me an ashtray or a lamp, I feel the need to speak with William.

Central Ohio

The sun is out which may be unfortunate. It scares the citizenry.