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The Mickelson Vote
Wall Street Journal, by Editorial

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 1/23/2013 5:34:57 AM

California golfer Phil "Lefty" Mickelson says he will no longer publicly criticize the government for taking most of his paycheck. That´s a shame. But even if it´s now socially unacceptable for high achievers to suggest they should keep the fruits of their labor, that doesn´t mean they will keep supplying that labor. After a brilliant round Sunday at a tournament in La Quinta, California, Mr. Mickelson hinted that new tax burdens might drive him out of the state, out of professional golf, and perhaps even out of the country. "There are going to be some drastic changes for me

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: pineledger, 1/23/2013 5:53:21 AM     (No. 9133543)

Used to be my favorite golfer. Did they threaten at audit?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: planetgeo, 1/23/2013 6:04:31 AM     (No. 9133548)

Just because the LowFos gave King Putt a Mulligan, it doesn´t mean we should let a duffer like him tee off on the whole country.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: steveW, 1/23/2013 6:07:45 AM     (No. 9133553)

Going Galt may now mean going Red State. If so, it will not be long before Blue States will demand to plunder Red States, in the name of "fairness" and Dear Leader.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Antiquegolf, 1/23/2013 6:35:55 AM     (No. 9133568)

Poster 3 nails it. Look out Texas, look out Wyoming, and other red states. The leftist have no doubt plotted to confiscate your oil, gas and mineral wealth for redistribution purposes.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Trigger2, 1/23/2013 6:46:31 AM     (No. 9133580)

Or...turn it all over to China in repayment for the debt we owe them.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: ohioTom, 1/23/2013 6:51:36 AM     (No. 9133586)

Is it inappropriate to suggest that Mickelson should have some balls?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Wetlandz, 1/23/2013 6:55:15 AM     (No. 9133590)

So it´s ok to protect your financial interests just don´t speak out against the regime? Ok I get it.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Antiquegolf, 1/23/2013 6:56:19 AM     (No. 9133592)

Good poster 5. All Liberal spending drops into the same fungible rat hole.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Safari Man, 1/23/2013 7:08:26 AM     (No. 9133608)

I am sincerely hoping what Phil is now saying is that ACTIONS speak louder than words and that he will be making a high-profile relocation. Actually, I would like to encourage him to relocate to Monaco and send a strong signal not just to California, but to Premier Barry and the other dims about what they are doing to this entire country.


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Reply 10 - Posted by: Jebediah, 1/23/2013 8:05:01 AM     (No. 9133697)

Mickelson was probably pulled aside by his sponsors and read the riot act, warning him that 1/2 their audience might be "offended"
by his complaints about a totally confiscatory tax in California. But someone should tell the sponsors (and Phil!) that the audience they are going for with arthritis meds is probably largely over 50, and desperate to shore up any remaining wealth the government has not already made off with, and will not look kindly on this backtracking, even if they understand why it has occurred.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Muncsdad, 1/23/2013 8:25:41 AM     (No. 9133726)

Look for the media to dig around in every dark corner of Lefty"s life--that is what they told him would happen if he dissed Obama.

Rumors about gambling? Swinging? All will be subject of breathless front page exposes in the mainstream media.

By the time Obama and his media hit men are done with Phil he and his family will be destroyed.


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Reply 12 - Posted by: Grace Veritas, 1/23/2013 8:32:43 AM     (No. 9133738)

#3 is almost certainly right.

Going Galt will mean going Red State for a while, until it really starts to pinch the blue ones. Then the Feds will work to withhold federal dollars from states without income taxes, characterizing them as freeloader states who refuse to collect what they need from their own people, like the more responsible blue states.

Then it will be necessary to leave the country to go Galt, but a guy like Mick would probably have to give up golf altogether, since almost all of his golf winnings would be on U.S. soil.

Just to steer clear of "offending" those who feel entitled to his money, he should have done what he needs to do, and keep the reasons to himself, like wealthy Obama voters always do.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Grambo, 1/23/2013 9:04:19 AM     (No. 9133806)

And now the Red states are contemplating "exit" taxes on order to nab those fleeing the fleecing.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: PoliticalJunky, 1/23/2013 9:34:20 AM     (No. 9133883)

Mikelson was right the first time. I disagree with those posters who think it is patriotic to turn one´s money over to Obama to spend. I would not blame people who want to start (or continue) a business for taking their money and using it somewhere else. When the inevitable collapse comes it will not help us for them to be part of it. After the fall, they can come back and help us pick up the pieces. Don´t worry about their not coming back because they will.

Obamacare is going to destroy us financially. No point in everybody going down with the ship.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: bob913, 1/23/2013 9:38:02 AM     (No. 9133891)

Tiger Woods moved in 1996. He probably saved at least $50 million from state taxes.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: BuckeyeRon, 1/23/2013 10:16:09 AM     (No. 9133966)

#13, is right, perhaps Phil should have moved to FLA years ago, but it is his personal choice. Tiger is on a totally different level because his father´s military/intelligence background led to strategic thinking and career planning. Phil, 5 years older, turned pro 4 years before Tiger, and started his foundation 12 years later in 2004 and now is looking to make a move after 20 years on the tour...

Tiger went pro in ´96, launched his foundation in ´96 based in his home community in CA, thus avoiding any blowback when he moved to FLA in ´96...

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Reply 17 - Posted by: BuckeyeRon, 1/23/2013 10:35:01 AM     (No. 9134026)

Ooops, shouldabeen #15 and not #13...

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