If you scroll back and watch the video of my OFF THE RECORD from last night’s ON THE RECORD at 7pm, you know that BOTH President Obama and the Republicans AGREE that Olympic medal winners should not have to pay taxes on their winnings with their medals. That is great — something the two parties agree on and that I think most Americans likewise agree on.
Senator John Thune, a Republican, has already introduced a bill for this….it just needs Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to bring it up for a vote.
The headline: THEY AGREE!
Well…before President Obama goes out golfing today, he should call Senator Reid and say, “let’s get this done Monday. Call it up for a vote.” Certainly the President has the ability to persuade the Democratic Leader to do this.
President Obama has repeatedly said he will use the phone to get things done and this would be easy, and great.
Will he do it?
(By the way, it would take less than 5 minutes…so there is no excuse not to do so.)