It´s not always easy being rich, as Phil Mickelson reminded us the other day. There are taxes to pay—apparently lots of them—and the price of a tank of jet fuel seems to go up every day. A million dollars a week just doesn´t go as far as it used to, now that the wealthy are paying more in taxes. For Mickelson, things have gotten so bad that he´s thinking of moving from California so the state doesn´t get a cut of the $47 million that Golf Digest estimates he made last year. Thankfully, it´s not quite to the point
Talking about his situation was not smart....just provides fodder for the columnists. Is this all you´ve got Dahlberg...not even funny. Order some pizza, go back downstairs to your Mom´s basement and turn on the Golf Channel.
FTA:"GET A NEW CPA: Mickelson´s claim that he will be paying up to 62 percent of his income in taxes this year bears some scrutiny, even with higher federal and state rates for the wealthy. Consider that former presidential candidate Mitt Romney — whose net worth is estimated at $250 million — paid an average of 20.2 percent of his income the past 20 years in taxes, and you have to wonder about the math."
No, Tim you moron........Lefty´s winnings are considered INCOME, and Romney is taxed on INVESTMENTS, two totally different things.
You moron. You filthy, anti-American leftist moron.
You know less about math than I do about conjugating Serbian verbs.
States to leave if possible: California, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and Michigan. However, the states one may consider moving to may not want migrants because of their liberal attitudes and the relatives they may bring with them.
ROFLMAO!!! Yeah...Phil needs to downsize so he doesn´t obscure the view when the left is fawning over Christie, who probably requires the full efforts of Midas to keep a set of shocks on any state vehicle he rides in...
"Hate speech is a communication that carries no meaning other than the expression of hatred for some group, especially in circumstances in which the communication is likely to provoke violence. It is an incitement to hatred primarily against a group of persons defined in terms of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, and the like. Hate speech can be any form of expression regarded as offensive to racial, ethnic and religious groups and other discrete minorities or to women."
Yep, every Lib alive does this every day, and Obama does it constantly...and everyone seems OK with that!
I think it is way past time to call a spade a spade! (No racial pun intended, simply using an old saying to make a point.)
Don´t talk about moving and why, just move and let the people figure it out for themselves. Mickelson owes nobody any explanations for the decisions he makes that are in the best interests of he and his family.
I think the point is (Wuss apologizing or not) that Phil Mickleson EARNED that $ himself and we should congratulate him, no demean him. That is what America is supposed to be about: WORK HARD and sacrifice (on the road 200 days a year etc.) and you may succeed!
Spew this bile in front of the people who work at the factories that make the private jets or the suppliers that supply the materials and be man enough to explain why their job is less important than somebody working at a windmill factory.
Libs think that such consumption only benefits the person doing the consuming.
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mary Ellen, 1/24/2013 10:32:25 AM (No. 9136289)
Phil: I´m glad you´re rich. I hope you you get even richer. You worked for it and you earned it fair and square. Now, just a little advice: don´t complain, don´t explain, and for Pete´s sake - don´t ever apologize again. Now, go hit ´em straight.
Hear, Hear #19...Phi´s tee time is 10:30 am pacific in a group with Brandt Snedeker & Bubba Watson...the public relations flaks for Torrey Pines and the Golf Channel owe Phil biggtime for stirring this pot!
Notice how they demonize a rich guy for wanting to keep the money HE earned! The left knows most of us are not rich, so they work on him, knowing people will be jealous and not support him. Once its established that wanting to keep you money is selfish, the level of people taxed at these rates can be slowly adjusted down to include all of us. This is exactly how communist work. They make everyone jelous of their neighboors to the point they will report on each other.
Phil has a very good side. I like him. He became frustrated and spouted off. As another poster said, he should have just quietly moved out of kalifornia and let people speculate why. Now if he moves, all the lefty media horse will call him a greedy malcontent.
On a related topic, over a decade ago another one of my favorite golfers----Craig Stadler---- left California and migrated to Colorado because of high taxes. He said so. Since then, Colorado has fallen way to the left. It would not be a surprise if Craig moved again as Colorado taxes continue to rise.
If Phil were the wuss some are stating he certainly would never have made the comments. He was speaking for all of us who think taxes are too high and he was making a statement. The reality is all the left media whores have nothing but envy and hate for the guys who do what they can only write about. He apologised because he realizes it´s a media fight he has no chance of winning.
Phil earns money by entertaining people. The Left sneers at him for that. In the next breath they fawn over Hollywood pukes that do the same. The difference between Phil and those Hollywood pukes is that he can do what only a handful of people in the world can do, while they do what anyone with a nose full of blow can do.
If this little commie hack had the skill, dedication and sheer guts it takes to be a professional golfer, playing in events all over the world, I seriously doubt he would snottily dismiss those who own planes.
Phil and Amy have done more charitable work and given more of themselves than any bedwetting liberal out there today, and more than any Democrat politician who has ever lived. Phil should tell them to shove it, but he´s too nice a guy. I´m not.
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