Category: Giving & Politics

More evidence shows Mayor de Blasio’s favors for his nonprofit Campaign for One New York

There is an ongoing federal investigation into Mayor de Blasio’s nonprofit Campaign One for New York; continual evidence shows the conflict of interest. “So more than two years later, NY1 examined all of the donations to the Campaign for One New York, which is now the subject of a federal investigation.… MORE >>

Obamas give 15% of their income to charity

The tax returns of the first couple shows a significant record of charitable giving: with earnings around $436K they gave around 15% of their income. “President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle donated less to charities in 2015 as their income also dipped, tax returns released by the White House showed on Friday.… MORE >>

Sanders, the unbeliever in charities, still gives 4% of income to them

Bernie Sanders claims to be a scrooge of charities, saying he does not believe in them, but he, nonetheless, contributed 4% of his income to charities in 2014.… MORE >>

Trump’s favor-filled philanthropy

The Republican front-runner’s charitable giving receives further scrutiny; John Cassidy summarizes the research into Trump’s flawed, favor-filled charitable past. “Donald Trump was in Albany on Monday night, speaking to another big crowd and complaining about how Ted Cruz was robbing him of delegates in places like Colorado and Louisiana.… MORE >>

Trump’s enigmatic charitable history

Donald Trump continues to strive for the highest office in the land, but his charitable claims continue to remain, on the whole, hidden from the public, and what is revealed lacks substance.… MORE >>

Mayor de Blasio: do what I say, not what I do

Mayor de Blasio says it was okay for him to set up a shadow government to “get the message out”, but that greater restrictions should be in place so no one can imitate him.… MORE >>

Sanders would raise taxes $15.3T and shoot down charitable giving

If Bernie Sanders is elected his tax plan would raise taxes by $15.3 trillion over ten years, and would threaten the charitable giving breaks. “The laundry list of tax hikes proposed by Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders would raise $15.3 trillion over the next decade by increasing taxes at least a little at all income levels, and hitting the very rich, and in particular their capital gains and charitable giving, with huge tax hikes, a new analysis by the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center shows.… MORE >>

Trump raised $6M for vets, but only gives away half

When Trump spent the evening raising money for veterans, he claimed to have raised $6M; many wondered where the money went and a month later only half has been given away.… MORE >>

Top officials at Northern Manhattan Perinatal Partnership signed for their own $200K bonuses

Before the NY Department of Health canceled a contract with a nonprofit tied to Mayor de Blasio, the top officials signed off on their own bonuses totaling about $200K.… MORE >>

Crisis mode of Catholic Charities of Illinois caused by stalling of state budget

When charities receive monies from the government, the risk that legislators will not agree on a budget can have critical ramifications; Catholic Charities of Illinois is a case in point.… MORE >>

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