Apr 14 2006
08:09 pm

Dang - he only contributed $6.87 million to charity....

and still paid over $1/2 of a million in taxes (and I was pissed about my tax bill) 

The Cheneys reported adjusted gross income of nearly $8.82 million, a number largely padded with income they received by exercising stock options that had been set aside in 2001 for charity.

The Cheneys donated about $6.87 million to charity from the stock options and royalties earned on Mrs. Cheney's books: "America: A Patriotic Primer," "A is for Abigail: An Almanac of Amazing American Women" and "When Washington Crossed the Delaware: A Wintertime Story for Young Patriots."

Recipients of their charitable donations included: George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates for the benefit of the Cardiothoracic Institute, the University of Wyoming Foundation and Capital Partners for Education, to benefit low-income high school students in the Washington area.

After subtracting the charitable contributions, the Cheneys' income was $1.95 million on which they owed $529,636 in taxes, according to a statement released by the vice president's office.

Since the Cheneys paid $2.46 million in withholding and estimated taxes over the year, they were entitled to a refund of about $1.93 million.

The Cheneys' income included the vice president's $205,031 government salary and $211,465 in deferred compensation from Halliburton Co., the Dallas-based energy services firm he headed until Aug. 16, 2000.

R. Neal's picture

You're kidding, right?

You're kidding, right?

volvosnlattes's picture

I'm sure not! Poor bastard

I'm sure not!  Poor bastard only cleared $1.5M over one entire year!!  How did they scrape by?  If only his tax burden were lower, he could have lived in the manner in which he truly deserved, and would certainly have invested the extra bucks in jobs for the little people in this country.


captainkona's picture


Who cares about Cheney's money? It's the T-R-E-A-S-O-N that matters to respectable Americans.

Maybe he'll get lucky and his Jarvik will blow a gasket before he's tried for a capital crime. Dick Cheney can be as greedy or generous as he wants, it won't change the fact that he's a traitor. 

Eleanor A's picture

What's worse

Is he has no class. Or style.

At least Nixon had henchmen carrying around suitcases full of money. While wearing pinstripe suits.

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