Youre right. I didnt cite my sources. Mostly because it was all in my head already. Luckily, I was able to find some. they get their 35% from Grover Norquists Americans for Tax Relief site, where you can find a better table for this info: Americans for Tax Reform : Win Olympic Gold, Pay the IRS Gold Medal Tax $236 Prize Tax $8,750 Total Tax Burden $8,986 Silver Medal Tax $135 Prize Tax $5,250 Total Tax Burden $5,385 Bronze Medal Tax $2 Prize Tax $3,500 Total Tax Burden $3,502 Of course Norquists hack job artists came back with a rebuttal ( youll find a link to it at the bottom of politifacts page ) that consists of MOST and MANYs as a reasonable argtument for this nonsense issue. So do I agree with YOU? well, I guess that would be a no, but not bevause youre wrong, but because I think youre making the wrong argument. I think youre falling into their trap and arguing over the subject they want you to argue about rather than the fact that this entire argument is political theatre used only to show what good guys these Republicans are by trying to remove the tax burden from these atheletes. Its grandstanding for grandstandings sake. The PROOF is that they arent screaming from the tops of their lungs that Romneys plan would RAISE taxes on anyone making less than $30,000 a year. THAT plan theyre all good with.