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Fri Apr 13, 2012, 06:35 PM

Charitable giving by presidential candidates: A quiz

Match the name with what percentage of their income candidates made to charitable organizations.

Just post your answers with a letter and number.

A. 1%
B. 2%
C. 22%

In alphabetical order:
1. Obama
2. Romney
3. Santorum

Example: if you think Santorum contributed 22% of his income, your answer would be "C-3".
Got it?
OK.

(Note: I don't know if this is gross or taxable income, but that really doesn't matter.)
Oh yeah, this is according to IRS filings.

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Reply Charitable giving by presidential candidates: A quiz (Original post)
trof Apr 2012 OP
Wait Wut Apr 2012 #1
trof Apr 2012 #2
Wait Wut Apr 2012 #4
salin Apr 2012 #3
trof Apr 2012 #8
salin Apr 2012 #10
elleng Apr 2012 #5
gratuitous Apr 2012 #6
siligut Apr 2012 #7
trof Apr 2012 #9
siligut Apr 2012 #16
Zax2me Apr 2012 #11
former9thward Apr 2012 #12
Zax2me Apr 2012 #14
trof Apr 2012 #15
Zax2me Apr 2012 #13

Response to trof (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 06:43 PM

1. I'm going with...

C-1
B-3
A-2

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Response to Wait Wut (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 06:47 PM

2. Well, ya got one right. No stogie for you.

Sorry.

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Response to trof (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 06:51 PM

4. WTF?

1 out of 3 is like 33.sumthin percent! I should at least get one of those little plastic toy thingies.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 06:49 PM

3. No idea

one would hope it would match ability to give (e.g. the multimillionaire has more money to live on and thus can give more) but am skeptical.

Have read that Santorum's giving record is very scant.

a-3
b-2
c-1

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Response to salin (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 07:24 PM

8. We have a winnah!

Congratulations.
A guess?
Or did you see the same on MSNBC?

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Response to trof (Reply #8)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 07:29 PM

10. total guess.

Though read something earlier this year about Santorum's giving (which cued to the 1%). Figured it wouldn't be much of a story if Romney gave a lot (as he earns so much that the family has a lot of spare money after expenses) - and most progressives that I know (even with far lower incomes) give far more than 1-2%.



What do I win, friend?

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Response to trof (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 06:52 PM

5. 1 = C.

Don't care about the other small givers.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 06:55 PM

6. Jeez, I beat them all combined

And I didn't even get superfluous royalties on some book I didn't write. Pikers all.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 06:58 PM

7. Rmoney is supposed to give 10% pretax to his church

I guess the LDS church isn't considered a charitable organization.

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Response to siligut (Reply #7)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 07:27 PM

9. I thought I'd read/heard that.

That Mormons are required to 'tithe'.
Mitt hits a bit shy of the mark.
Hell, in the general election, he may LOSE Utah if this gets out.

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Response to trof (Reply #9)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 08:34 PM

16. Utah has always voted republican, always

I am thinking the LDS church isn't considered a real charity.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 07:33 PM

11. Someone's numbers are wrong.

 

This link sites a source that says Romney gave 16%, Obama only 14%.
http://www.politico.com/blogs/burns-haberman/2012/04/sununu-slams-obama-on-charitable-giving-120326.html

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Response to trof (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 07:40 PM

12. Where is your link? I have seen far different numbers.

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Response to former9thward (Reply #12)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 07:42 PM

14. I think the Romney number was the only mistake.

 

But his 19% for this year is only an estimate he gave since his records have not been officially released.

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Response to former9thward (Reply #12)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 08:01 PM

15. It was on CNN and MSNBC today.

Who knows?
Great soundbite though.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 07:41 PM

13. This story a little more in depth

 

Which has Obama at the exact 22%, but, again, Romney nowhere near 1-2% - but at 19% - you may have confused Romney's low number with Biden's low number, which has been in the news recently -
http://swampland.time.com/2012/04/13/is-mitt-romney-really-more-charitable-than-barack-obama/?xid=gonewsedit

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