(RepublicanWire) – Democrats only like spending other people’s money. When it comes to spending their own money to help those in need, Democrats are not so generous. The Left claims they believe in helping the poor by creating massive tax-and-spend social entitlement programs. In reality, there is no nobility in spending other people’s money. Liberals want everyone to pay their “fair share” as long as it isn’t coming from their own wallets.
This hypocrisy is exposed by taking a look at the tax returns of Democrats. Tax returns reveal what someone truly values by seeing how they spend their money. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris recently released their 2021 tax returns, which shows they gave less to charity than the average taxpayer for their level of earnings.
Americans who are much poorer than Biden and Harris were more generous with their money. This shows how much Biden and Harris actually care about helping Americans in need, especially following the devastating economic impact of pandemic lockdowns.
Both couples are in high-income brackets. Joe and Jill Biden reported $610,702 in 2021 income, but only gave $17,394 to charity. This accounts for a whopping 2.8% of their income to charity. Kamala Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff reported $1,655,563in 2021 income, but only gave $22,100 to charity. This shockingly low amount is a mere 1.3% of their income.
According to 2016 data from the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center, the average charitable deduction is higher for those in the same tax brackets as Biden and Harris.
The average donation for those earning between $500,000 and $2 million is 3.1% of adjusted gross income. Filers earning between $100,000 and $500,000 donate 2.9%. Both Biden and Harris fall short of what most Americans are doing to help others in need.
On average, taxpayers making between $500,000 and $2,000,000 gave 3.1% of their income to charity, which would equal $51,322 on an income of $1,655,563.
Those earning under $50,000 who itemized charitable deductions handed out 8.4% of their AGI.
Biden’s charitable giving went to 10 different charities in 2021, with the largest gift — $5,000 — donated to the Beau Biden Foundation.
The $17,394 given to charity marks a decrease from 2020, when Biden was running for president. During that year, the Bidens gave $30,704 to charitable causes, which amounted to about 5% of their income.
The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Fox News Digital.
“With this release, the President has shared a total of 24 years of tax returns with the American public, once again demonstrating his commitment to being transparent with the American people about the finances of the commander in chief,” the White House said in a statement Friday.