Posted by: Rick | Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Cheap Bastard Out Of Pennsylvania

I expect — and if I could, I would demand — that right-wing Christian politicians give more money to charity than liberals do. A lot more. You want to shred the safety net and let the “private sector” handle everything? Then open up your checkbook.

On that score, millionaire ex-lobbyist and noisy bible-thumper Rick Santorum is just another cheap bastard:

The Santorums actually gave less than two percent of their income to charity, a smaller percentage than the average for people in their income group though not extremely so. The average is slightly more than three percent.

It’s much less than the 16 percent the Romney and his wife Anne donated to charity, however. That could present something of an opening for Santorum’s critics to accuse him of talking the talk but not walking the walk when it comes to faith and social values. Many devout people of faith tithe, giving at least 10 percent of their income to their church.

Right-wing hypocrisy at its finest.

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