I think I have tried my best to be fair with Sen. Obama in this blog. But I have to say I am really disappointed in what I saw when looking at his tax returns. It appears in terms of cash donations in years that they made over 100K a year the Obama family gave between 1% and 2% of their income to charity. Until he started making serious money thanks to the books.
Yes, I know he did pro-bono legal work, but still that is just sad when it comes to cash donations. But still it is disappointing, it is interesting that he talked about how important his church is to him but didn't seem it necessary (or at least he didn't have documentation) to give it very much money.
For someone who tries to come across a caring it now seems a bit hypocritical.
In reply to SCAM, he did take the child care allowance. My church gives me a summary of my giving so it makes it easy. Also I would think for political reasons you would want to keep track of that if nothing else.