Travis Waldron from Think Progress picked up Americans for Tax Reform’s item on the 61% combined tax that will be placed on Phil Mickelson’s winning from the British Open: “Grover Norquist’s Group Suggests Phil Mickelson Will Stop Playing Major Championships Because Of Taxes”

 “Phil Mickelson’s British Open win earned him a cool $2.1 million paycheck, but that doesn’t mean he’ll get to take it all home. In fact, according to tax accountant K. Sean Packard, Mickelson will pay roughly 61 percent of his winnings in taxes in Scotland and the United States before all is said and done.

Mickelson has complained about taxes before, but this time he doesn’t have to, since Americans for Tax Reform is doing it for him. ATR, the anti-tax organization headed by Grover Norquist, is always quick to try its hand at using sports to bolster its arguments against every form of taxation…”


Chris Casteel, from NewsOK, published an item from Americans for Tax Reform which calculates how many home games each NBA team must play in order to pay their taxes:

“Oklahoma City Thunder players must devote a little more than two of their home-game paychecks to their state income tax bills, according to a Washington-based tax reform group.
Americans for Tax Reform compiled a chart of all the NBA teams showing combined local and state income tax rates and how many home game paychecks go to paying the income tax liabilities.
For the Thunder, the state income tax rate is 5.25 percent and players must devote 2.2 home game checks to pay the bill. California players had the biggest liabilities, while those in Texas, Florida and Tennessee _ which don’t have state income taxes _ have no liabilities.”


High County Press was one other publication that published an item from Americans for Tax Reform: “Americans for Tax Reform: Gov. McCrory Signs Historic Law, 25 Percent Reduction in State Income Tax”

“While the chattering classes discuss whether tax reform can happen in Washington, legislators in the Tar Heel State are showing lawmakers on Capitol Hill how it’s done. Yesterday afternoon, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) signed into law a historic overhaul of the North Carolina tax code.

The final deal moves the state from a tiered personal income tax with a top rate of 7.75 percent, the highest in the South, to a flat 5.75 percent over two years. The plan also reduces the corporate tax from 6.9 percent to 5 percent over two years. If certain revenue targets are met, the corporate rate will fall to as low as three percent by 2017.”