Wednesday, November 26, 2008

How charitable is Mr. Obama?

Barbara Walter interviewed President elect Obama and his wife Michelle on Tuesday and here is one of Obama's answers:
"I want all of us to start thinking a little bit more, not just about what's good for me, but let's start thinking about what's good for our children, what's good for our country. The more we do that, the better off we're going to be.''
Oh! really Mr. President elect!

It's interesting what Obama said becuase he has not follow his own advice, Just look at his own charitable giving:
2006: 6.1%
2005: 4.7%
2004: 1.2%
2003: 1.4%
2002: 0.4%
2001: 0.5%
2000: 0.9%

Do you notice how his hitherto miserly contributions suddenly INCREASE as his political prospects increase? hmm..