Bernie Sanders gave $8,000 to charity in 2015 on an income of $205,271. Another one of our “generous” politicians!!
Over time I have kept a running tabulation of what our politicians give to charity. The easy, ready at hand answer? Not much!!
In Sanders’ case this is particularly disturbing since his essential political case is compassion. It seems that in his personal life, charitable giving is not so compassionate. However, he does pay over $27,000 in federal income tax. Government is Sanders’ version of church, so one could make the case that he is a bit more charitable than at first perceived.
My all time leaders for “not so generous” politicians remain John Kerry and Jesse Jackson. Goose eggs here, folks. Literally in Jackson’s case and almost so in Kerry’s.