WASHINGTON — Americans for Tax Reform today challenged Senator Barack Obama, D-Ill., to put his money where his mouth is and pay up on his “tax gap.”
Specifically, if Obama’s tax-increase policies had been in place since 2001, he would have paid $250,727.70 in additional income taxes. This does not even count the additional Social Security payroll taxes he would have had to pay under his tax-increase plan, nor any interest or penalties.
“Obama talks a lot about ‘spreading the wealth’ and ‘redistributing income,’” said ATR President Grover Norquist. “Maybe he ought to start by ‘making a sacrifice’ to the federal Treasury as part of his ‘patriotic duty.’ We’ve even included a check for him.”