Jeb Bush says he’s proud of his charitable giving. He shouldn’t be.
Updated by Dylan Matthews on July 1, 2015, 8:35 a.m. ET
In 2013, he gave $110,616.
That seems like a lot, until you consider it’s only 1.5 percent of his $7.3 million income that year.
That tax cycle wasn’t an aberration.
Every year since leaving the Florida governorship, Bush has given 3 percent or less of his income to charity, despite making millions of dollars every year.
Bush is just fine with his giving.
“I’m proud of what Columba and I have contributed,” he declared upon releasing the records.
He shouldn’t be.