2020 Democrats have floated plenty of ideas involving the use of government force to take taxpayer money for the less-fortunate, but how much have they given to charity personally?
Not a whole lot, according to analysis of released tax returns from the Washington Post's James Hohmann.
The analysis contained in one of the newspaper's daily email newsletter shows that, out of the current crop of candidates, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and her husband have been the most fiscally charitable, giving 5.5 percent of their income last year to charity.
The rest of the candidates follow in descending order by percentage of total income:
Washington governor Jay Inslee and his wife gave 4.1 percent.
Freshly-outed one-percenter Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and his wife gave 3.4 percent.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and her husband gave just south of 2 percent. So did Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.)
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) gave 1.4 percent of her income to charity last year, but didn't report a cent of giving during her first three years as California's attorney general.
Robert Francis "Beto" O'Rourke and his wife gave .3 percent.
The email notes that American voters still haven't seen tax returns from candidates Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., and South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg.
While the numbers are certain to generate criticism from Republican candidates, it won't be the first time that Democrats have have taken heat for how much they give to charity.
Prospective frontrunner and former Vice President Joe Biden hasn't yet said whether or not he'll run for president this time around, but he too has been criticized for his lower rates of charitable giving, both in 2008 and 2012.
2018 New York Times analysis of voting and IRS data found that Republicans tend to give more to charity than Democrats across the country. A 2013 study from the Chronicle of Philanthropy saw similar finding in contrasting the giving levels of blue and red states.
President Donald Trump has not yet released his tax returns, though they have been demanded by House Democrats.