Golfer Phil Mickelson May Retire or Move After Democrats Pilfer 62% of His Income


It’s an Obama world.
Golfer Phil Mickelson told reporters he may retire or move after Democrats statewide and nationally moved to pilfer at least 62% of his income.
Forbes reported, via Free Republic:

Word is, Phil Mickelson is mad as hell about rising tax rates, and he’s not going to take it anymore. What follows is a brief portion of an interview Mickelson gave earlier today after carding a final-round 66 at the Palmer Course at PGA West in La Quinta – which I assure you, is not associated with the La Quinta next door to your local Denny’s – in which the golfer hinted that he is considering drastic career changes because of a combined tax rate nearing “62, 63 percent:”

Q. When you’re asked about Stricker’s semi-retirement, with the political situation the last couple months, blah, blah, blah, what did you mean by that? Do you find it an unsettling time in a way?

PHIL MICKELSON: Well, it’s been an interesting offseason. And I’m going to have to make some drastic changes. I’m not going to jump the gun and do it right away, but I will be making some drastic changes.

Q. Meaning leaving from California?

PHIL MICKELSON: I’m not sure.

Q. Moving to Canada?

PHIL MICKELSON: I’m not sure what exactly, you know, I’m going to do yet. I’ll probably talk about it more in depth next week.

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  • WW

    We’ll take him here in Texas. He can even carry his sidearm in his golf bag during play!

  • ★FALCON★

    What Obama and his team of moe-rons fail to realize is the ultra rich will protect their assets and possibly move to areas better suited for financial health.

    So, once again, it proves the middle class is the real intended target of his communism.

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  • lincoln’s widow

    Where is he going to go in the western nations that has a lower tax rate? UK, Australia, new Zealand, Canada etc? Good luck with that. He can take his citizenship and shove it. Move to Russia you frikin crybaby traitor. You make $$ from playing a game, not from REAL work.

  • jainphx

    Falcon=== Yes sir the middle class is and always has been the target of Obama. You could confiscate 100% of the “rich” peoples money and not make a dent in the cost of government. The middle class, now you are talking a great number of people and money. People should stop and use their heads and do the math. Rush has explained this concept over and over again, you would think our elected officials would try to explain it also, but no, they just keep defending against liberal arguments with liberal speak.

  • Texascat

    We will welcome u to Texas. Great weather most of the time!!! We have an ocean & lots of beautiful golf courses!!! One of them is in my back yard built by Tiger’s old coach!!!!

  • jainphx

    So lincolns widow he should shut up and be raped by Obama! You are the problem. Do you realize that our government was formed WITHOUT the income tax, it wasn’t until the liberals got hold of the purse strings that taxation was imposed. They steal billions every year, and we pay for it. No better you leave this once great country you lousy scum. No one no matter how much they make should give more than half of their money to the government to be stolen by thieves and corruptocrats.

  • Hank

    #5 POS

    #8 American

  • Valerie

    #5 January 21, 2013 at 9:00 am
    lincoln’s widow commented:

    He lives in California. California is a basket case that just raised its income tax to the highest level in these United States. California also has very high sales and property taxes. A person with real income that is not tied to his location can move, and keep a lot of money by going to another state, right now.

  • SW

    Phil: Here in Stricker’s home state, Wisconsin, our governor, Scott Walker, is making plans to lower taxes. You can winter in Florida, and make home here — and Stricker can show you all of our great golf tracks.

  • Jim Scrummy

    He needs to move to either Texas or Florida. Cali and Fed taxes are taking his cashish.

  • Alan

    Did phil ever think about how lucky he is to be in a country where he can make a fortune playing a game that he loves. Even if he actually does wind up paying 62%, he still will keep close to 20 million dollars a year. I make a tiny fraction of what he makes and, including all taxes, pay a fairly large percentage but am happy that I can make enough to live comfortably. When will enough be enough for these guys. And, in fact, this is a cheap political swipe since the new tax plan only adds about 4% to what he was already paying and that for only the amount over 250,000 after deductions (of which he must have many). Man up, pay your share for being given the opportunity to make a fortune.

  • cavt

    If I could afford it, I would gladly move to a lower tax area. To an Obamaite, you are a traitor if you don’t give them 60%+ of your income. And, since they never define ‘fair share’ this will keep going up. And it’s not like they use your confiscated money wisely. Of course, these concepts and tax rates don’t apply to Obamaites(Kerry, Kennedy, Geithner, the 48%, etc.)

  • California, Illinois, and Connecticut, all morally, ethically, and financially bankrupt. Three perfect examples of how Democrat/Liberal policies will ruin our country. Even the little country of Belize can see we are headed for complete ruin. I hear Belize is advertising for Americans to move down there to protect their assets from the money grabbing, bankrupting Obama Administration.

  • Nosmo

    Alan #13…You just don’t get it…Raising taxes on the wealthy only causes them to tighten their purse strings…That means less money spent on goods and services provided by the middle class…Thereby taking away the opportunity for many to achieve their own ‘American Dream’…

  • pagar

    I don’t understand why anyone who could afford to move would live in any high tax state.
    Annie J at #15 has said it well.
    “California, Illinois, and Connecticut, all morally, ethically, and financially bankrupt. ”

    There is no sense in contributing to their disaster.

  • exile1981

    Actually Canadian tax rates are very competitive with US ones in this higher brackets now.

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  • the dog ate my BC

    What most people fail to realise is that raising taxes on the rich is just the beginnig. The only way barrybathouse can pay for his programs and his man-like wife to travel the world is to raise taxes on everyone.

  • lincoln’s widow

    We don’t need his money in California. There are plenty of other money makers who wish to live here. Jerry brown just balanced the budget and wiped out the deficit. http://www.sfgate.com/politics/article/Jerry-Brown-California-s-deficit-is-gone-4183371.php

    You bubbleheads need to keep up with common information instead of burying your head in the posteriors of drudge, breitcrap and this hyper-partisan, nonstop whinging rag. California is thriving. And we don’t need this pantywaste golfer to do so.

  • jony101

    did he vote for obama? that the important question, the elephant in the room no one wants to look at.

  • dunce

    He should not talk about it at all, he should just leave. His wife is most likely balking, but if she refuses than she is not worth keeping.

  • RKflorida

    Guys full of it. This didn’t just creep up on him. These taxes have been hammering him in California for several years. And he JUST discovered it?

  • Patty

    Great sportsman and Wonderful example for all men.

    Kudos!! [He knows what is coming] and a shame if he retires because we love to watch his great golfing.

    Obama is trying to take away OUR JOY!! He won’t do it. He is set on destroying what the right believe and our founding fathers beliefs. He is a small, small person. Not a man just another socialist.

  • sablegsd

    “Jerry brown just balanced the budget and wiped out the deficit.”

    You are stupid beyond belief, Lincoln’s Widow. CA is NOT thriving, you lying,regressive commiecrat. Maybe because you are so stupid you don’t know what thriving means. Maybe moonbeam should rent his magic wonder budget wand to the rest of the commiecrat states that are drowning in debt.

  • sablegsd

    “And he JUST discovered it?”

    It just got WORSE, you idiot. He has reached his tipping point.

  • American Woman

    He’ll move to Florida, if he leans Progressive, which he may if he has been a resident of CA for years.

    Texas was once a proud Conservative state, but it seems to be changing. Many Progressives are leaving their financially broke states to move there. (Is it true that they teach Islam in public schools there?)

    Doesn’t seem like Texas is as Conservative as it once was. I look to the GP people, who live in FL or Texas to explain what’s happening.

  • Winston Wolfe

    It’s not your money, Lincoln’s B!tch.

    Hows about you ‘shoving it’ you fifth-column POS.

  • lincoln’s widow

    WW why don’t you keep your profane piehole shut eh? You make yourself look like a lowlife.

  • Winston Wolfe

    When will enough be enough for these guys. – Alan

    And when will enough be enough for parasites like you?

    75 percent?
    80?

    100?

  • jainphx

    Profane piehole.and then you say you make your self look like a low life. Wow this coming from one too stupid to tie her shoes or wipe her butt. learn the workings of what our government has turned into under the corruptocrats before you open your profane pie hole. By the way who can still afford pie with the government confiscating our money.

  • lincoln’s widow

    Oh please shower us all with your wisdom and expertise regarding all things to do with govt and politics. Oh great one jainphx, we are all waiting with bated breath to partake of the ramblings of someone as great and all knowing as yourself.

  • 1VAConservative

    Lincoln’s Widow: You do understand the difference between deficit and debt correct? Yes the deficit spending has stopped but the debt is still significant. As the article you posted stated:

    “Even without a shortfall, California still has significant debt from accounting gimmicks used over the past decade. Brown estimated that what he calls the “wall of debt” would shrink from its current $27.8 billion to $4.3 billion over the next four years under his plan.”

    That reduction assumes that they stick to the plan which, if you know anything about politics, never happens! furthermore, as the tax increases continue more people WILL leave your precious state!

  • Highlander

    1VAConservative – the ignorance of these trolls is absolutely astounding, isn’t it?

  • jainphx

    Lincolns widow. Tell me where did the money go that was supposed to be for highway and bridge repair? Can you name one bridge that was repaired? The stimulas was for shovel ready jobs, what jobs? A person that you love and respect said there wasn’t any shovel ready jobs, yeah you guessed right it was Obama. So now widow, tell me where the money went? How much money went to solar companies? Just as a silly question, how many of these went belly up, while the CEO made millions. How many stimulases were there and wheres the money. Can you tell me how anyone but the house of rep. can institute money matters. The constitution says no one, so how can Obama do it, and what money? Where will it come from. Answer these questions and maybe some one will listen to your rantings and ravings.

  • 1VAConservative

    Highlander – So true!

  • lincoln’s widow

    “Brown estimated that what he calls the “wall of debt” would shrink from its current $27.8 billion to $4.3 billion over the next four years under his plan.”

    That reduction assumes that they stick to the plan which, if you know anything about politics, never happens! furthermore, as the tax increases continue more people WILL leave your precious state!”

    So the deficit for California will shrink by 85% in the next fours years! No reason to think brown won’t follow thru, he as a Democrat legislature to support him.

    People have been coming to this state for over 150 years and it hasn’t stopped yet. If a few pampered malcontents want to go to texass they will still pay high taxes through property, county and sales taxes. No one gets to ride for free, especially people who produce nothing, like golf pros.

  • jainphx

    What do you produce besides hot air?

  • mcashc

    You communist anti competition suck at sports pricks. He makes his money based on FREE MARKET CAPITALISM. His income is not from taxpayers you fricken idiots. Whether it’s from playing a GAME or farming the land or fixing a car or doing someones taxes he is paid because of commercial demand you communist fools. You pathetic communist blood sucking diseased losers. You got your communist racist punk sworn in. See what happens next you pay your fair share idiots. Could one of you communist idiots tell me what FAIR SHARE means. The hard working successful people pay 90 % of the bills you fools. Not luck, hard work you fraud punk racist scam lazy biggest joke in history of mankind.

  • mark1973
  • Not Likely

    “You are stupid beyond belief, Lincoln’s Widow. CA is NOT thriving, you lying,regressive commiecrat”

    This is the type of comment a person makes when they have no facts to back up their twisted worldview.

  • orisda423

    Tennessee has no state income tax.

  • Jackson

    If he’s smart, he would leave CA. I’d leave too if I was a lot younger. Leftys are ruining this country.

  • Jackson

    #38 Willows………………..YOU ARE NUTS!

  • chas

    Truth is..The rest of us have to eat crow.We don’t have those options.

  • Lim Lynn

    http://www.galatiansfour.blogspot.com/2013/01/is-communitarianism-or-commune-in-your.html
    The NWO is using balkinization, division between every possible group you can think of, this is why “differences” are so focused upon, it has to do with the break down of society, with every man for themselves and every neighbor perceived as an enemy…but wait, stop there, they plan on herding the sheep into the same poisonous pen [ditch], and for years I have warned about both the RIGHT AND LEFT being deceptions. So here is another place where deception comes from two different directions.

    You know things are getting weird when even Glenn Beck wants to form his own Utopian city/commune called Independence?

  • Ray

    Phil is,has always been the people’s champ.

  • noway

    lincoln’s widow commented:

    Where is he going to go in the western nations that has a lower tax rate? UK, Australia, new Zealand, Canada etc? Good luck with that. He can take his citizenship and shove it. Move to Russia you frikin crybaby traitor. You make $$ from playing a game, not from REAL work.

    so what do you lefties know about real work? you sit on your backsides demanding workers give to you. i say to hell with you.

  • Ray

    43-True,but also remember it was a Rino governor who pushed for one. Haslam strikes me as Alexander/Corkerish.

  • STEVE

    I dont think it is right that he pay62 cents on every dollar for taxes.