This is just sick beyond belief!
By now most everyone knows Joe Biden will be throwing his hat into the ring and running against President Donald Trump in 2020. And it looks like the campaigning has already started.
A photo of former Vice President Joe Biden taken Thursday evening is making the rounds on Facebook.
And of course, there was an “innocent bystander” there ready to take the picture. The picture shows Biden talking to a homeless man outside a movie theater in Washington, D.C. to which the poster adds “Character is about what you do when no one is watching.”
Joe Biden took his granddaughter to the movies in Georgetown last night…..on his way out he stopped to speak w/ a…
You might think, What’s sick about the former vice president talking to and giving money to a homeless man? A few things. First of all, it’s very convenient that the same week the news comes out about him running for President at the ripe old age of 78 a picture like this hits social media, don’t you think? And where is his Secret Service detail through all this?
But what’s probably the biggest red flag we get from this picture is the fact the Biden’s aren’t known for their generosity. You and I probably donate more of our hard-earned incomes to charity than this politician has in the past.
“Sen. Joe Biden and his wife, Jill, have given an average of $369 per year to charities during the past decade, according to tax returns posted today to Sen. Barack Obama’s campaign Web site.
Senator Biden, the Democratic nominee for vice president, claimed $995 in charitable gifts in 2007 on the joint return with his wife. That figure is 0.3 percent of the couple’s claimed income of nearly $320,000.
The 2007 contributions were significantly higher than the couple’s gifts in previous years, which ranged from $120 to $380.
By comparison, Sen. John McCain, the Republican Presidential nominee, in 2007 reported $405,409 in total income and contributed $105,467, or 26 percent of his total income, to charity.
Sen. McCain files a separate return from his wife, Cindy. The totals do not include Ms. McCain’s income or charitable contributions.
Sen. Obama, and his wife, Michelle, donated $240,000 in 2007, or about 5.7 percent of the couple’s $4.2-million in reported income.
Mr. Biden has been rated as the least wealthy U.S. Senator.
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, Mr. McCain’s running mate, has not yet made public her tax returns.”
“Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Jill, reported an adjusted gross income of $407,009 in 2013, from which they contributed 5% to charity, or a total of $20,523, according to their 2013 income tax return, which was released by the White House on Friday.
Among that charity-total — $20,523 – a sum of $15,300 was royalties earned from Jill Biden’s 2012 children’s book, Don’t Forget, God Bless Our Troops. Excluding those book royalties, the Bidens’ charitable contributions of $5,223 equaled 1.2% of their income.
The Bidens’ tax return also shows they donated “other than cash or check” a total of $300 in goods to Goodwill Industries in 2013.
“The Bidens contributed $20,523 to charity in 2013, including contributing the royalties received from Dr. Biden’s children’s book, net of taxes, to the USO (United Services Organizations),” the White House press release states.
The other contributions made by the Bidens includeed $475 to St. Joseph’s on the Brandywine church; $2,400 to the Annual Catholic Appeal for the Diocese of Wilmington, Delaware; $500 to Westminster Presbyterian Church; $25 to Dalhgren Chapel of the Sacred Heart at Georgetown University; $100 to The Ministry of Caring – Book Buddies; $200 to the ALS Association; and $1,223 to the Northern Virginia Community College Educational Foundation.”
“Vice President Biden and Dr. Jill Biden gave just 1.9 percent of their adjusted gross income to charity last year, far less than that donated by the Obamas and even below what the average American gives.
The Bidens reported an adjusted gross income of $385,072 in 2012 but gave only $7,190 to charity, a pittance for a couple earning so much and an incredibly small amount for a politician who probably hopes to run for president in 2016.
Jill Biden removing her mask after going as the Grinch to a White House holiday party.
Jill Biden removing her mask after going as The Grinch to a White House holiday party.
What’s more, $2,000 of what the Bidens donated didn’t come out of their income at all – it was old stuff, including “exercise equipment,” “boots,” “kitchenware,” “furniture,” toys,” bicycles,” “clothing,” and even “pottery.”
That is, people who earned nearly $400,000 last year took the time to assess the value of their “pottery.”
According the the Bureau of Labor statistics, Americans in 2007 gave an average of 2.2 percent of their pre-tax income to charity. The lowest earning income group was the most generous, giving 4.3 percent of their earnings to those in need – more than double the donation rate of the vice president.
Last year, the Bidens did even worse, giving away just 1.4 percent of an adjustable gross income of $379,178.
But even this was more than they gave before he hit the big time politically.
In the decade before his nomination to be vice president, Biden and his wife donated about 0.2 percent of their income, averaging a measly $369 in annual donations.
But contrast, in 2012 the Obamas gave nearly a quarter of their adjusted gross income of $608,611 to charity.
The Bidens also are continuing to charge the Secret Service for use of a cottage on their property in Delaware, earning $26,400 in rent last year.”
As you can clearly see above, although most Americans donate roughly 5% to charitable organizations the Bidens go all out by donating roughly 2%. Which is a disgrace for someone who makes over 400,000 a year.
And as far as his 2020 campaign is concerned. Considering how well the economy is chugging along and the fact that even our fiercest enemies are now coming to the table to negotiate, it will be a great feat if a career politician like Joe Biden manages to beat president Trump. But then again, who knows what narrative the mainstream fake news media will conjure up.
Maybe they will manage to convince the low information voter that Biden is African American.