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Kamala and Husband Made $1,695,225 in 2020, Donated 1.6% to Charity

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Americans look out for one another in times of need, whether it be by donating to a food bank or helping with rescue operations in the aftermath of a natural disaster.

This is shown on MarketWatch, which reported that in 2019 that, per a survey by the World Giving Index, Americans were the most charitable people on Earth over the course of the previous decade.

Vice President Kamala Harris and second gentleman Doug Emhoff appear to be exceptions.

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The Hill reported Monday that both the president and vice president have publicly released their 2020 tax returns. The Harris family reported an adjusted gross income of $1,695,225, along with about $27,000 in charitable donations.

Doing some quick math, that comes out to about 1.6 percent of the Harris’ total income, according to Fox Business. Right away, there seems to be something wrong with that, and that feeling of wrongness only intensifies once one looks at U.S. averages.

I think it’s striking and morbidly beautiful that those least fortunate among us are by far the most giving.

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Using 2018 data, USA Today found that an American making under $15,000 a year donated an average of $1,471. Assuming someone makes $15,000, that means America’s poorest are donating nearly 10 percent of their income to charity.

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