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Barack Obama and uncharitableness

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[[File:Poor-woman.jpg|right|thumb|300px|In the years 2000 through 2004, before becoming a United States Senator his arrival in the public spotlight, [[Barack Obama]] gave less than 2% of his earnings to charity even though he made $250,000 per year (In the years 2000 to 2002, Barack Obama gave less than 1% of his income to charity).<ref>http://patterico.com/2008/10/31/obama-and-bidens-charitable-giving-they-dont-want-to-spread-their-own-wealth-around/</ref><ref>http://atangledweb.squarespace.com/httpatangledwebsquarespace/obamas-charitable-contributions.html</ref> ]]
Concerning the matter of '''[[Barack Obama and uncharitablenss]]''', in the years only started making substantial donations to charity when he became a public figure. From 2000 through 2004, before becoming a being elected to the United States Senator and being in the public spotlightSenate, [[Barack Obama]] gave less than 2% of his earnings to charity even though he made $250,000 per year (In the years 2000 to 2002, Barack Obama gave less than 1% of his income to charity). Since becoming a national figure, that amount has jumped to about 6%.<ref>http://patterico.com/2008/10/31/obama-and-bidens-charitable-giving-they-dont-want-to-spread-their-own-wealth-around/</ref>
Below is Obama's charitable giving expressed as percentage of his income for the years of 2000 to 2006 when he was earning about $250,000 per year:
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