Some things to consider:
* The mens relay team that won gold in the 4x200 meter freestyle event would together owe nearly $63,000 to Uncle Sam for the four swimmers in the final and the three who took part in preliminary heats.
* All told, U.S. athletes have 64 medals 27 golds, 18 silvers and 19 bronzes which comes to a tax bill of nearly $350,000.
* Swimmer Ryan Lochte, the most-decorated American athlete so far, faces a tax bill of $23,357 for his two golds and a silver.
Talk about trivial. Rome is burning Mr.Rubio!!!
I get severely “punished” every two weeks when I get paid. Where’s my tax relief?
Just wait....the PhonyCon Rubio supporters will cheer about how “conservative Marco Rubio is for helping Olympic medal winners”
Wow...going to lower taxes for 90 or so people. That just leaves 309,999,910 at the same tax rate.
And, if any of those medal winners are Illegal Aliens....KACHING....La Raza Rubio will DREAM Act you! Woo Hoo
I KNEW O-ZERO has been raising taxes all over the place. But a tax on Olympic medals?!! How UN-AMERICAN can he get! He should be impeached.
LeBron James and Kobe Bryant are going to get $10,000 each when they win their gold medals??? Really????
I hope they throw in military medals with this. I hate to see Barry start taxing the MOH, Silver Stars and Bronze Stars. That would really suck.
This is MASTERFUL politics, what Rubio is doing!
Democrats PUNISH SUCCESS, Democrats do not promote excellence!
We have few opportunities to make this clear to the public, and to get through the liberal media filters.
Rubio comes up with a great idea -—
And the grumpy, disloyal, eat-our-own mentality of the Right comes out in full force!
Rubio can take his politically expedient BS and shove it. They should pay taxes on it.
What the hell makes them so special? I don’t care that they “represent the country”.
Perfect example on why senators should never be near the White House.
But America never learns.
EFF YOUR TAX CODE! COME AND TAKE IT!
Better yet, what if millions of us do it?
Olympic athletes should be no different.
It is extraordinary that such a tax even exists.
Well he certainly plays like an insider. Does he have any dogs or puppies?
The hell with it. When it comes to stopping the feds from taxing anything and everything not nailed down, you really do gotta start somewhere. Though i wonder how many conservatives will be able to get behind him after his show of sympathy for illegals who often have no intention whatsoever of becoming citizens.
How ‘democrat’ of him.
Do something MEANINGFUL! This is openly pathetic grandstanding.
Thank you Mr. Rubio... just what America needs... another protected class.