BREAKING: Bernie Has Made Millions But Gave Near Nothing to Charity

Is Bernie Sanders a millionaire hoarding grinch?

That’s what many are wondering after a new report shows the measly amount of his income he has donated to charity.

The Federalist reported that Last night, The Washington Post reported that Beto O’Rourke released his tax returns for the past ten years and his charitable giving is not much better than Bernie’s

Of course, the feel-good, inevitably government-expanding presidential contender should probably have been more hesitant to release his returns because it doesn’t take much sleuthing to figure out from them that the O’Rourkes made $370,412 in 2017 while giving a measly $1,166 of that income to charity.

As The Post noted, this makes Beto’s charitable giving less than one-third of 1 percent of his household income.

Bernie appeared on a Fox News town hall, where he attempted to explain why he donates so little to charity.

Watch the video:

From Daily Caller 

Vermont Sen. and 2020 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’s charitable contributions fell far under the average for his income bracket the first year he reported earning more than $1 million.

Sanders released 10 years of tax returns Monday, revealing that he earned an average of $280,975 per year from 2009 through 2015, and that his income skyrocketed to $1,062,626 in 2016 due to sales of his best-selling book, “Our Revolution.”

Sanders reported $10,600 in charitable contributions in 2016, making up slightly less than one percent of his reported income and falling under the $21,365 average charitable contribution for Americans who earned $250,000 or more that year, according to the latest available IRS data.

The self-avowed Democratic-socialist purchased his third home in 2016 — a $575,000 lake-front property in Vermont, according to Fox News.

The following year, Sanders donated $36,300 of his adjusted gross income of $1,131,925 to charity.

Year Adjusted Gross Income Charitable Gifts Percent to Charity
2018 $561,293 $18,950 3.38%
2017 $1,131,925 $36,300 3.21%
2016 $1,062,626 $10,600 1.00%
2015 $240,610 $6,150 2.56%
2014 $205,271 $8,350 4.07%
2013 $278,779 $6,800 2.44%
2012 $280,954 $1,900 0.68%
2011 $324,870 $5,500 1.69%
2010 $321,596 $5,750 1.79%
2009 $314,742 $6,050 1.92%

From 2009 through 2015, when Sanders was earning on average $280,975 per year, he contributed 2.06 percent to charity.

His charitable giving rose slightly to 2.39 percent of his income from 2016 through 2018, when his average income soared to $918,615 per year.

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“My wife and I do give money to charity, and we’re proud to do what we did,” Sanders said at a Fox News town hall Monday.