Leading Liberal Says Give Hard-Working Olympians a Tax Break
It’s always funny, and downright awkward when liberal Democrats hack current events, sports, or pop culture to advance their pathetic agendas.
Check out this recent clumsy attempt at using the Olympics to make a political point.
Without the teeniest sense of irony, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has proposed that America’s Olympic medal winners should not have to pay taxes on the cash prizes they are awarded with their medals.
Schumer’s reasoning behind lifting the tax? Because “hard work” and excellence shouldn’t be punished. Seriously:
In a press release from his office Schumer said:
“Our Olympian and Paralympic athletes should be worried about breaking world records, not breaking the bank, when they earn a medal,” said Schumer. “Most countries subsidize their athletes; the very least we can do is make sure our athletes don’t get hit with a tax bill for winning. After a successful and hard fought victory, it’s just not right for the U.S. to welcome these athletes home with a tax on that victory.
It’s refreshing to see a Democrat refer to a federal tax as a penalty and a burden and something that should not be levied against someone merely because they have excelled and won at their chosen vocation.
But why does Schumer stop at just the tax on Olympic winnings? The only reason Schumer is pushing this is because it gets him on television and gets his name linked to the Olympic champions he claims he wants to help out.
So does this mean Schumer doesn’t support Hillary’s plan to increase taxes on hard-working middle class Americans…
Who happen to not have won an Olympic medal?