Thursday, May 23, 2013| 1:13 AM US/Pacific
Olympic Medal Winners Are Taxed - Should They Be?
"...Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida doesn't want them [Olympic medal winners] paying taxes on the honorariums. The Republican lawmaker introduced a bill Wednesday that would exempt medal winners from the taxes, calling the penalty ridiculous. The USOC says a gold medalist gets $25,000, a silver medalist $15,000 and a bronze winner $10,000...".* Ana Kasparian, Cenk Uygur, and Ben Mankiewicz discuss on The Young Turks. *Read more here from the AP/Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/01/marco-rubio-olympics-tax_n_1731147.html Support The Young Turks by Subscribing http://bit.ly/TYTonYouTube Like Us on Facebook: http://www.fb.com/tytnation Follow Us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/theyoungturks Buy TYT Merch: http://theyoungturks.spreadshirt.com/ Find out how to watch The Young Turks on Current by clicking here: http://www.current.com/gettyt
Dude. Athletes in ...
Dude. Athletes in most sports are POOR. Only the mega superstars (e.g. in swimming, Michael Phelps is a waaay outlier) are rich.
actually your ...
actually your statement that i questioned was, "Soliders dont get taxed on INCOME from overseas deployments". Why are you now talking about sales tax? and what state would charge the sales tax on overseas bases? /bonk/
Actually, troops ...
Actually, troops are not taxed when it comes to shopping at the NEX (BX, PX, etc.) But they still recieve a tax when it comes to living expense.
no taxes when ...
no taxes when deployed in combat or just overseas? ...you might want to double check that
Obama's response, " ...
Obama's response, "They didn't earn those medals -- someone did it for them, they didn't do that on their own,,,, So they should actually pay higher taxes on it ... because they would never have won those medals without all the help they have received down the line..."
tax is like a rent ...
tax is like a rent of a house. Tax/ rent to improve the country/ house no tax or less tax . Then country get less money in to pay off army,police, firefights, teachers, hard time for ever one. That is why the rich should and must pay more tax so they can get payed.
@ CowLunch, I ...
@ CowLunch, I really never understood the reason to tax. They get the money back anyway! The money stays in the country does it not??? I'll support the country by buying even MORE products if you give me my tax money back, assuming we go by this logic. But I may just be ignorant of how it works. So i don't know. But still..."support the country that" blah blah blah.
Soliders dont get ...
Soliders dont get taxed on income from overseas deployments and essentially have 0 expenditure when they are posted abroad no food or rent costs. Which is pretty neat if you are posted some where like Germany or Japan
I fucking despise ...
I fucking despise this selfish attitude. Paying taxes is not "punishment", it's supporting the country that made you who you are today!
I doubt it. I've ...
I doubt it. I've concluded that most comments, in most vids are made before HALF the video is even completed.
Did any of you ...
Did any of you people complaining actually watch the video?
"If you have a job ...
"If you have a job - we tax you. Olympians aren't professional athletes by definition. Dummy." == That's right. They shouldn't be getting paid at all in the first place.
"I think everyone ...
"I think everyone should pay the same amount of tax...10% for all." == It sounds like a good idea at first but people found out long ago that doesn't work good for the economy. If you don't agree, try to find a country does just that.
"democrates will ...
"democrates will tax anything" == They should not be paid anything in the first place, at least according to original Olympic idea.
OMGGGGGGGG They ...
OMGGGGGGGG They actually have to pay tax on their medals?????????
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