• Petitioned President Barack Obama

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President Barack Obama

Waive the income tax on the donations to Karen "the bullied bus monitor"

    1. John Bickford
    2. Petition by

      John Bickford

      Peabody, MA

** UPDATE **

Thank you to the 7,500+ people who signed this petition. I have been repeatedly advised that it was actually not necessary because there are no taxes on the money being given to Karen.

As one CPA wrote me: "As long as no single individual exceeds the yearly gift amount (around $12,000), there are no taxes. And even then, the donor pays the taxes, not Karen."

So this petition is unnecessary. I don't want to confuse people with misinformation, especially if there's a risk it might dissuade people from giving to Karen. So I am closing this petition.

Again, it turns out that it is not necessary. Karen's windfall is not going to be taxed. I didn't realize this when i started the petition, but now that it's clear, I am taking the petition down.

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    1. Reached 7,500 signatures

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    • Michael Aksten NASHUA, NH
      • over 2 years ago

      I didn't realize that either, but I'm glad you started it, and many others besides me signed it too.

      Thank you for starting it. It shows your heart is in the right place.

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    • David Hyland GREECE, NY
      • over 2 years ago

      Make the kids parent's pay the tax

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    • Julia Carter COLUMBIA, MD
      • over 2 years ago

      she deserves this money. ALL of it

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    • Harry Strick SOUTHEND-ON-SEA, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 2 years ago

      she deserves it all

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    • Daniel Sparano NEW ROCHELLE, NY
      • over 2 years ago

      It's a fund raiser- Why would you charge taxes on that?

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