BJ'S BLOG 08/03/12 "Taxing the Winners"
Yesterday on the show I read a story about the Olympics that really annoyed me.
The United States are one of the only countries that taxes their own Olympians on the money they make and the medal they win itself!
When an Olympian wins a medal, they also get a cash bonus:
The amount of taxes they have to pay for their medals is at $8,986 for Gold, $5,385 for silver, and $3,520 for bronze.
Welcome to the United “Taxation” of Americans!
With all the joy the Olympians bring to those who really love these events, all the hard work/training they do, and all the sacrifices they make to represent their country, it’s just a really lame thing to do to them.
Most kids get to have fun and go out, Olympians don’t because they are so devoted to their sport and to do this to them is just classless.
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