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Beto Explains Stingy 0.3% Donation Rate, Charity is Giving You More Beto

Beto explained away his decision to donate 0.3% of his salary to charity by saying it is okay because of his presidential campaign.

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Democrat presidential candidate and noted Irishman Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke donated just over $1,100 of his nearly $400,000 earnings to charity in 2017, and explained that his main act of charity was to give voters the opportunity to see more of “Beto” on the campaign trail.

This number amounts to just over one third of 1 per cent of O’Rourke’s earnings, or 0.34 per cent. For the average American household making roughly $56,000 per year, this would translate to about $192 donated to charity.

The number comes from O’Rourke’s 2017 tax returns.

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When asked by an attendee at one of his events about the remarkably low percentage donated to charity, O’Rourke gave a rambling and pompous response, suggesting that his mere presence on the campaign trail is a phenomenal form of charity to the public.

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“I’ve served in public office since 2005, I do my best to contribute to my community, my state, and now my country,” said Beto while flailing his arms. “There are ways that I do this that are measurable, and there are ways that are not measurable. There are charities that we donate to that we reported and itemized, others we have donated to that are not.”

The Democrat from Texas, who uses a Spanish abbreviation for “Roberto” as his nickname, continued by saying “I’m doing everything that I can right now, spending this time with you, not with our kiddos, not back home in El Paso, because I want to sacrifice everything to make sure that we meet this moment of truth with everything that we’ve got.”

In other words, it is okay that O’Rourke does not donate to charity because sometimes he does and does not itemize it when filing his taxes, and more importantly, he is running for office.

Public service, in O’Rourke’s mind, appears synonymous with charity.

This might make sense if O’Rourke did not take a salary in 2017 and instead donated his Congressional salary to charity, as does President Trump who recently donated his third quarter salary to alcoholism research, but this is also untrue.

In addition to the $174,000 O’Rourke took home while serving in Congress, a 2018 article revealed he has assets valued between $3.5 million and $16 million.

It appears O’Rourke may simply be one of the greedy, lying, white men the Democrats loathe so fiercely.

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Joe Biden Surges in South Carolina, Florida, Throwing Wrench into Sanders’ Easy Victory

Biden might actually consolidate the ‘moderate’ lane after all.

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Joe Biden appears to be surging in the forthcoming Democratic primary state of South Carolina, throwing a wrench into what some have called an easy path to victory for frontrunner Bernie Sanders.

Biden has looked to South Carolina as a redoubt for his campaign after struggling mightily in the first three primary and caucus states. After Sanders’ resounding Nevada victory, he appeared set to challenge the former Vice President in the first southern state to vote, but the latest rounds of polling reveal that Biden has the state on lock.

A Monmouth University poll released Thursday showed Biden with a blowout lead of twenty percentage points in the Palmetto state. Biden has made appeal to African American voters a crucial element of his primary strategy, and the South Carolina polling suggests he’s retained strong support from black voters, even after his early campaign mishaps. African American voters form a majority of the state’s Democratic primary electorate.

Sanders languishes in a distant second in the poll, trailing Biden by a margin of 36% to 16%. Other polling recently conducted shows Biden with a smaller lead, but Sanders is yet to take the lead in a South Carolina poll with two days before the election.

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New polling also shows the former Vice President retaking the lead in the Super Tuesday state of Florida, leading second-place Michael Bloomberg by a strong margin of nine percent. Sanders is all the way in third place in the Florida St. Pete poll, and such a finish in one of the first big states to vote after Super Tuesday would likely ensure that the Democratic Primary remains wide open.

Biden’s polling suggests that the career politician might actually have a chance to consolidate support from self-identifying ‘moderate’ Democrats, after competitors like Pete Buttigieg and Michael Bloomberg appeared set to eat his lunch.

 

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