Friday, February 10, 2012

Mike Huckabee lie about Obama? We report, you decide

Posted By on Fri, Feb 10, 2012 at 11:19 AM

click to enlarge AT CPAC: Huckabee feeds conservatives some Fox-style facts.
  • AT CPAC: Huckabee feeds conservatives some Fox-style facts.

Mike Huckabee, who doesn't release his income tax returns, jumped President Obama today on several points, first his support for the availability of birth control for women and then on the president's supposed dishonor of God for insufficient charitable contributions. From Huffington Post:

His final attack on Obama was over his tithing, which refers to the 10 percent Christians are told to donate to the church or other charities. Obama paid about one percent of his income, Huckabee said, quoting from the Bible that tithing less is "stealing from God."

"If a person will rob God, that person will steal you blind, don't you ever forget it," he said.

Additionally, CBS had this Huckster quote:

"All respect due, he reported giving 1 percent of income to charity, and he wants to lecture me about being responsible as a steward of my resources?" he said, referring to Mr. Obama's statements calling on the wealthy to pay their fair share in taxes.

From the White House statement on President Obama's last tax return:

Today, the President released his 2010 federal income and gift tax returns. He and the First Lady filed their income tax return jointly and reported an adjusted gross income of $1,728,096. The vast majority of the family’s income is the proceeds from the sale of the President’s books. The Obamas paid $453,770 in total federal tax.

The President and First Lady also reported donating $245,075 — or about 14.2% of their adjusted gross income — to 36 different charities. The largest reported gift to charity was a $131,075 contribution to the Fisher House Foundation. The President is donating the after-tax proceeds from his children’s book to a Fisher House scholarship fund for children of fallen and disabled soldiers. The President and First Lady also released their Illinois income tax return and reported paying $51,568 in state income taxes.

There is something in the Bible, isn't there, about bearing false witness?

Mr. Huckabee, release your tax return.

UPDATE: Says here Huckabee also misquoted Obama's remarks. About what you'd expect from the former leader of a Banana Republic.

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