The Rich (Really) Are Different

“Americans making $70,000 or more dispensed a paltry 3.3 percent of their earnings to charitable cuases; in contrast, those making $50,000 to $69,999 gave 5.6 percent, and those making $30,000 to $49,999 gave 8.9 percent.”

From The Atlantic Monthly’s Primary Sources. via Paddling to New Zealand.

Just remember that the next time you support tax breaks that go more to the wealthy instead of the middle class. Or the poor for that matter. As Jane Eisner, in this Inquirer article explains, welfare reform has only gone so far.