I'm certainly not going to make a big deal about how much time or money one gives away to charity. I know what I do, and that's what matters to me. I know lots of people can't afford it, lots of people see what gets taken by force out of thier paychecks and figure that's enough. It's up to the individual, in my opinion.
However, if you want to use the full force of the government (ie. gunpoint) to take people's money and give it to other people you think are more deserving, shouldn't you be doing the same with your own money?
Have a looksee at what Joe Biden's tax returns say.
Now THAT is someone who cares about the poor, the indigent, the homeless, etc.
The best part, given Biden and his wife's income is pretty similar to my wife and mine:
Wade also suggests that Biden, who is famous for being the least wealthy member of the U.S. Senate, simply doesn’t have piles of money to give. “Like a lot of families that put three kids through college and have an aging parent move in with them, the Bidens aren’t divorced from the realities of everyday life,” Wade says. Still, Wade continues, “finding ways to give back is important to them.”
Yet he and Obama have decided I can afford to pay more taxes. I guess 'every day life' only applies to him.