Yep, Barack Obama and Michelle Obama live like the big boys they so much despise publicly.
From the Associated Press today:
WASHINGTON — Barack and Michelle Obama's annual income jumped to nearly $1.7 million the year he joined the U.S. Senate, fueled by earnings from a best-selling book and her promotion at a Chicago hospital, according to tax returns the Obama campaign released Tuesday.
The Illinois Democrat, who previously released his 2006 tax forms, made public his returns for the tax years 2000 through 2006. His campaign said in a statement that the disclosure was designed to put pressure on his opponent, New York Sen. Hillary Clinton, who has yet to release her recent returns but has promised to do so before April 15.
Arizona Sen. John McCain will release his tax returns next month, campaign spokeswoman Jill Hazelbaker said.
The Obamas earned $1.67 million in 2005 and $991,296 in 2006, the returns show. Their income spiked thanks mainly to the sales of his two books, "Dreams from My Father," first published in 1995, and "The Audacity of Hope," a best seller in 2006.
In 2005, Michelle Obama, an administrator at the nonprofit University of Chicago Hospitals, was promoted to vice president of community affairs, and her income rose to $316,962 from $121,910. She also earned $96,000 on two boards of directors in 2005 and 2006, including $63,000 from TreeHouse Foods. She quit that post last year because TreeHouse supplies Wal-Mart, whose policies her husband has criticized.
From 2000 to 2004, the couple's income ranged from $207,647 to 275,000.
In 2006, the Obamas reported giving $60,307 to charity, or about 6 percent of their income. From 2000 to 2004, they gave a total of $10,770, or less than 1 percent of the $1.2 million they earned during that period.
"As new parents who were paying off their large student loans, giving $10,000 to charity was as generous as they could be at the time," Obama spokesman Tommy Vietor said. The Obamas have two daughters, Malia, 9, and Sasha, 6.
Note their "generous" giving over the years. Sounds like most professing Christians doesn't it?
Anyway, so much for his "Pastor" and the whole "poor black man" thing.