Charitable to Obama

I have previously written a post about Obama and cynicism.  In that blog post, I was left feeling more cynical about Obama after looking at his actions, even though Obama stated forcefully that cynicism is the greatest enemy we face.A recent article in the Chicago Tribune looked into Senator Obama's charitable giving.  In it we learn that, "In 2002 ... the Obamas reported income of $259,394 [and] claimed $1,050 in deductions for gifts to charity."On its face, this sounds like a small amount.  However, no one can claim that Obama has not been working energetically for charitable causes.  From the article:Obama has worked as a community organizer in poor South Side neighborhoods and has served on the boards of prominent Chicago-based philanthropies. His commitment to community service plays a central role in the two best-selling books he has published, and he often talks about the importance of reaching out to those in need.It would be unfair to use his tax...(Read Full Post)