There is much to admire about Vice President Joe Biden. Delaware Joe is direct, honest, passionate and, selfishly speaking, a reporter's dream with a gift for good quote.
Annnointed the White House's point man for the middle class, now struggling in a difficult economy, Biden has demonstrated a rather miserable record on charity.
President Obama and Biden released their tax records this week. While the Obamas gave $245,075 to charity from an adjusted gross income of $1.7 million (mostly from book sales), the Bidens contributed only $5,350 (and $950 was used clothing and household goods to Goodwill) on $379,178 in gross income.
Many Americans donated more to charity making considerably less.