Left-wing NYC Mayor de Blasio has released his tax return. Guess what?
- “$165,047 in total income” (probably includes his “$52,000 in rental income”)
- “Mr. de Blasio’s effective tax rate was 8.3%.”
- “reported $5,597 in gifts to charity, roughly 3%”
So de Blasio got a 6-figure income and gave basically 11% back to the society in which he lives.
I seem to remember lefties screeching with drama and contempt in 2012 when Mitt Romney paid an effective tax rate of 14.1%, plus another whopping 29.7% to charity, for a total give-back to society of 44% of his income, or four times the rate of de Blasio.