CC - I donate more than the Gov but less than I'd like to as well(I too live on LI and "Donate" too much money to the Govt as it is
). What I find most amusing about this is the fact that he actually claimed the $150 in used clothing
. Had he not taken any charitable deductions at all it would have been a non-story easily explained by saying "I choose not to deduct my donations from my taxes"
. That would have made him look better, as opposed to looking like a cheapskate for only donating $150 in used clothes.