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Tiger Woods Echoes
Mickelson´s Tax Concerns

KNBC [Los Angeles], by Lauren Steussy

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Posted By:BuckeyeRon, 1/23/2013 6:00:09 PM

Phil Mickelson isn´t the first pro golfer to hold the belief that the taxes in California are too high. Tiger Woods, the world´s third highest-paid athlete, moved from California for that very reason, he said Tuesday at the Farmer´s Insurance Open. The remarks Woods made were in response to Mickelson´s suggestion that "drastic changes" were in store for him because of changes in federal and state taxes.(Snip)"I moved out of here back in ´96 for that reason," Woods said of the taxes. "I enjoy Florida, but also I understand what he was, I think, trying to say.

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Tiger´s 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 out of CA 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 1 - Posted by: Newtsche, 1/23/2013 6:08:21 PM     (No. 9135113)

Years ago Sir Charles Barkley was disgusted with his tax bite and made noise about running for office.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: nevernaught, 1/23/2013 6:57:54 PM     (No. 9135195)

I was watching the Golf Channels ´Morning Drive´ Program after Phil Mickelson made his tax comments. He received a lot of criticism from the hypocrites who moderate the program. The show originates from Florida and most all of the people working for the station and commenting on the program live in Tax Free Florida. They should shut up and support his right to free speech.

Of course it is frustrating for a talented person who works hard, to resent paying a huge amount of taxes to support people who won´t work and others who don´t belong here. When he moves away, I hope me also moves his charities to a state that appreciates excellence, talent, hard work and good will.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Antiquegolf, 1/23/2013 7:37:25 PM     (No. 9135244)

Poster 2 I´m not surprised the morning drive guys were critical of Mickelson´s complaints about high taxes. As of a couple of years ago, the GC became a subsidiary of collectivist NBC. Therefore, the on the air "talent" at the GC may turn left especially as the old guard at the network leaves through attrition and otherwise. Since NBC took over, according to my observation, the GC has become increasingly self-important:

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Reply 4 - Posted by: lakerman1, 1/23/2013 8:38:40 PM     (No. 9135317)

Justice Learned Hand, many decades ago, said that there is nothing wrong with trying to reduce one´s income tax liability.

In fact, one could argue that Phil Mickelson should have done this years ago.
Only a fool would remain a resident of California, especially when he makes most of his income in other states...

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Italiano, 1/23/2013 8:40:44 PM     (No. 9135321)

Don´t apologize, Tiger. You and Phil have created more jobs than the Obama Administration.

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