The 2006 return also show a charitable deduction for a $13,000 donation to the "Congressional Black Caucus. It is illegal to deduct political contributions as charitable contributions. The campaign said Mr. Obama had filed an amended return to eliminate that item as a deduction." http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/26/u...ea&ei=5124&partner=permalink&exprod=permalink "Deducting political contributions is strictly prohibited by the IRS, and I am still scratching my head about this incredible gaffe by two Harvard educated lawyers knowledgeable about both law and politics. Additionally, the return was professionally prepared by a firm that touts its tax expertise on its website. What exactly is going on here?" http://wilmette.blogspot.com/2008/03/barack-obamas-tax-returns-lingering.html What exactly is going on here ? IMbama is again not living up to the expectations that he has for everyone else. Just as equal pay to women for equal work only applies when it is OPM (other people's money) - paying a fair share of taxes also only applies when it is OPM. Is anyone else seeing a pattern here?