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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

More on Presidential Charity

Following up on yesterday's post, Which of the Presidential Candidates Is Most Charitable?: Len Burman (Syracuse), Stingy Rich People, Santorum-Gingrich Edition:


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Nice diagram, but it woudl be even better if it used an average of the past 5 years of giving percentage for the candidates (if available).

Posted by: Eric Rasmusen | Feb 21, 2012 8:23:37 PM

It seems a little unfair to compare the actual POTUS to a potential POTUS, for any number of reasons. If you look at Obama's tax return for 2007, which would be somewhat more comparable to the GOP candidates, he only donated 5.6% of his income. It's still a higher percentage than Santorum or Gingrich, but much lower than Romney.

Posted by: Dead Serious | Feb 22, 2012 8:19:15 AM