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Candidate Romney more generous than Obama, Biden

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Politics,Beltway Confidential,Charlie Spiering

Mitt Romney's 2010 tax return was released today, revealing made $2.98 million in charitable donations, out of his adjusted gross income of $21.6 million. That comes to about 14 percent of his adjusted gross income for the year.

Compare that to when Obama first ran for president in 2008. He released his 2006 tax return, which showed $60,307 in charitable donations out of an adjusted gross income of $983,826.


That comes to 6.1 percent of his gross adjusted income two years before he ran for president.

Obama is overwhelmingly generous compared to Vice President Joe Biden's charitable donations in 2006.

According to Biden's 2006 tax return, the couple gave $380 dollars to charity out of his $248,459 adjusted gross income; a percentage of 0.15.
 
As President, Obama has raised his charitable giving considerably. In 2010, the Obamas donated $245,075 to charities, or 14.2 percent of their adjusted gross income of $1.7 million.

The Bidens, however, gave 1.4 percent of their adjusted gross income to charity in 2010.
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