Politics & Government

What strikes you about the Obamas' tax returns?

Barack Obama's campaign this week released seven years of tax returns for the senator and his wife, Michelle. The returns, covering the years 2000 to 2006, show family income rising from $240,000 in 2000 to just shy of $1 million in 2006. The campaign says it will soon release the couple's 2007 return.

Several commentators have focused on the relatively small size of charitable contributions given by the couple in earlier years. In 2004, for example, the Obamas contributed $2,500 out of their family income of $207,000. By 2006, however, the Obamas' contributions had grown to $60,000 on income of $999,000.

What else strikes you about the Obamas' tax returns?

Read the tax returns (103 pages, 65.5 MB, .pdf format).

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