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Bidens Donate 1.5 Percent of Income to Charity in 2011


Obama and Biden release tax returns. Sheriff Joe makes $379,035 in 2011 and gives a whopping $5K to charity or 1.5%


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President Obama and Vice President Biden released their tax returns today, ahead of Tax Day, which is on April 16 this year (since April 15 falls on a Sunday).

According to the White House, "Together, [the Bidens] reported adjusted gross income of $379,035. The Bidens paid $87,900 in total federal tax for 2011. They paid $13,843 in Delaware income tax and $3,614 in Virginia income tax. The Bidens contributed $5,540 to charity in 2011."

In other words, the Bidens donated less than 1.5 percent of their adjusted gross income to charity
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The president and his family were more charitable, giving nearly 22 percent of their adjusted gross income in 2011 to charitable causes.

According to the White House, "[Obama] and the First Lady filed their income tax returns jointly and reported adjusted gross income of $789,674. ... The President and First Lady also reported donating $172,130 – or about 22% of their adjusted gross income – to 39 different charities