These pictures are part of the exhibit “Running the Numbers, an American Self Portait”, of photographer Chris Jordan, highlighting the millions of objects that accumulate in the planet, well beyond our sight.
The numbers mentioned were obtained from the quantities of waste discarded only in the United States.
Imagine what world figures are!
Environmental degradation is a cumulative effect of the actionseach one of us takes… Therefore, the solution also lies within each one of us.Help our planet!Think before you use!Reduce, reuse, recycle…
As another demonstration of the President’s commitment to openness and transparency, today the White House issued the following releases making the President and Vice President’s tax returns public:
For the President:
THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 15, 2009
President and First Lady Release 2008 Income Tax Returns
Today, the President released his 2008 federal income tax returns. He and the First Lady filed their income tax returns jointly and reported an adjusted gross income of $2,656,902. The vast majority of the family’s 2008 income is the proceeds from the sale of the President’s books. The Obamas paid $855,323 in federal income tax.
The President and First Lady also reported donating $172,050 – or about 6.5% of their adjusted gross income – to 37 different charities. The largest reported gifts to charity were $25,000 contributions to CARE and the United Negro College Fund.
The President and First Lady also released their Illinois income tax return and reported paying $77,883 in state income taxes.