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Tiger Woods admits he left
California because of high
tax rates after rival
Phil Mickelson apologizes for
saying he may quit West Coast

Daily Mail (UK), by Staff

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Posted By:JoniTx, 1/23/2013 8:39:26 PM

Tiger Woods said today that the reason he left California in the mid-Nineties was because the state´s taxes were too high. The golfer spoke at a press conference on Tuesday about his decision to move to Florida in 1996. Speaking at Torrey Pines Golf Course in La Jolla, California, Woods said: ´I moved out of here back in ’96 for that reason.´ Scroll down for video -Woods, who is worth an estimated $600million, was referring to comments made by fellow golfer Phil Mickelson on Sunday that he will make ´drastic changes´ because of federal and California state tax increases.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Cat Ballou, 1/23/2013 8:46:33 PM     (No. 9135327)

Good for him, he did at least one thing right.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: gasmeterguy, 1/23/2013 8:55:26 PM     (No. 9135336)

Why did Lefty apologize? What forces went against him? How much pressure was put upon him?

The answer to these questions will tell us more about what is going on than listening to the lies of our government.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 1/23/2013 8:55:29 PM     (No. 9135337)

Anyone with two brain cells seperated by a spirochete would know that California isn´t the place to be if you produce. Phil must have some hard core supports of his family for him to back off his comments. I think it shows a prudent man looking out for his family´s best interest to consider moving so that he could provide more for his wife and kids.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Roberto 22, 1/23/2013 8:56:45 PM     (No. 9135339)

Phil´s problem was he talked about leaving. Tiger just kept his mouth shut and left...

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Reply 5 - Posted by: bhkat, 1/23/2013 9:13:31 PM     (No. 9135367)

As the great Eli Wallach said: "If you´re going to shoot a man, shoot, don´t talk.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: KimoSaavy, 1/23/2013 9:45:28 PM     (No. 9135412)

The problem with Phil is that his words put a famous face to the over taxation problem in California. Imagine if the Hollywierd nuts started to complain. It´s an affront to the democrats who have formed an aliance with the depraved folks in the entertainment industry.

All those folks will feel the effects but not one better complain about it or they´ll be doing the Phil.

This is one of the reason many of them are selling their homes in Ca and NY too. Less income is allocated to property taxes and insurance. A super million dollar home commands super expenditures and these fools don´t bring in as much after the initial break in fame, followed by series cancellation, less lucrative jobs, and a quick 15 minute.



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Reply 7 - Posted by: civilservant, 1/24/2013 9:43:20 AM     (No. 9136150)

Tiger can say whatever he wants and will NOT be held accountable for it.
He is a misogynist serial adulterer with the requisite amounts of melanin and as such he can say/do what he wants.
Phil does not have those shields.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: BuckeyeRon, 1/24/2013 9:57:53 AM     (No. 9136182)

Wrong, #7...Tiger’s strategic and not granted some special immunity because he has the requisite amounts of melanin … He went pro in ´96, launched his foundation in ´96 in his home community in CA, thus avoiding any blowback when he moved to FLA, also in ´96...Phil’s 5 years older, turned pro 4 years before Tiger, and started his foundation 12 years later in 2004 and now, after 20 years on the tour, is looking to make a move out of CA and feels he has to discuss it publicly first?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: civilservant, 1/24/2013 10:18:45 AM     (No. 9136239)

#8, both TW and PM made comments about leaving CA due to the tax burden. In the last week.
ONLY PM has been made to apologize.
Why?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: BuckeyeRon, 1/24/2013 10:29:25 AM     (No. 9136275)

Okay, slowly...Tiger strategically set up his foundation and moved at the same time, in 96 (incidently 4 years before W was elected and championed lowering the taxes which what just largely undone by Zero)and therefore he now has a 17 year track record of huge charitable works in SoCal and nationally, sums that one has to weigh against any possible tax savings resulting from his move...Tiger has nothing to apologize for and neither does Phil, but Tiger dares anyone to even try to attack him about where he puts his money, cuz, again, he has a highly publicized track record...

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Reply 11 - Posted by: MickTurn, 1/24/2013 10:39:44 AM     (No. 9136305)

Hey, let´s beat up on Woods...oops, he´s black, we can´t do that!

What a bunch of hypocrites!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: civilservant, 1/24/2013 11:55:09 AM     (No. 9136517)

#10, his planning does not change the FACT that THIS week, BOTH made comments about the tax burden of CA, and ONLY PM was made to apologize.
Why wasn´t TW made to explain WHY he did what he did?
You can ignore the double standard all you want, but the omission is glaring.
PM is STILL kow-towing to the LSM, and Tiger just swings away........



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