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An Open Letter To: The United States Government

Posted on 02 August 2012 by Drew Forrester

Dear Government Nitwits,

What on earth is wrong with you friggin’ clowns?

Did I read and hear correctly?  You people are taxing U.S. Olympic athletes who win medals at the games in London?

Taxing our athletes who represent the country, now that’s a new way to fill your coffers.

The 4×200 men’s relay team earned a swimming gold medal on Tuesday.  They each receive a $25,000 honorarium for that accomplishment, per the Olympic guidelines.

And they now owe $9,000 in taxes on that $25,000.  Really?  You can’t take a break from your golf game or your vacation at the Hamptons to try and create some sort of special exemption for our Olympians who proudly represent the United States?

I’m embarrassed for you idiots.

These men and women – completely by their choice – have given the better part of four years of their lives to this endeavor in England.  They’ve “lost their youth”, as the saying goes, by dedicating hours and hours to training, practicing and competing, all in the name of trying to achieve greatness not only for themselves, but for their country as well.  They’re not soldiers, of course, but they are similar in nature to someone who enters the military.  They’re proud to wear the red, white and blue and they’re willing to give their ultimate physical effort in order to have a medal draped around their neck.

And you bozos are going to tax them if they win?

I mean, seriously, how on earth does this country run every single day with completely asinine decisions being made by people who are supposedly smart?

You men and women in charge of our country are highly educated – I guess – and this is the best you can do to convince the people that voted for you that you’re doing what’s best for them?

I love this one that you nuts approved:  A bronze medal winner gets $10,000, but gets taxed $3,502.  $3,500 of it is “a tax” and $2.00 is for the value of the bronze medal itself.

Yep.  You added on $2.00 for the medal.

I hope every single one of you in the government lock your keys in your car today.

You’re all bad people.

Make that…HORRIBLE people.

Have a nice day.




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