ATR: If Obama Wants to “Spread the Wealth,” He Ought to Start With His Personal Tax Gap

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.”

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