Phil Mickelson Taxes His Patience

There are certain ramifications to raising taxes. Being in the Navy, I certainly feel the increase. But so do big fish like Phil Mickelson:

Phil Mickelson, Lefty
Phil Mickelson, Lefty

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:”

It is an interesting interview. I am for prosperity for all and see a definite road towards it. But it requires that all work. It also requires morality. In that those on the dole have no other place to go.

Before the Navy, I held dozens of jobs from the most menial up to mid-level management. And I firmly believe, if you want a job, they are out there. Go hustle. I’ll stop there because this is not a political blog. I won’t mention government waste, fraud. . .

7 thoughts on “Phil Mickelson Taxes His Patience”

  1. The real problem here with Mr. Mickleson is he’s not really a highly paid golfer…within recent years, he’s managed to turn some heads and win some high profile golf matches but normally he’s an average golf professional who hasn’t made that much money or won that many purses…and he definitely isn’t Tiger Woods…all these prospective taxes will kill him…he’s got rheumatoid arthritis as well; ever seen the ads??….I actually believe he has these difficulties and his days as a golf pro have been both short and are now numbered….I suspect he’s about ready to call it quits anyway….

  2. Without going too political…

    Taxing a person to death simply reduces the incentive to achieve. Some self made business people over here in the UK can pay up to 75% in tax! And yet we have generations within families that have never ever worked, they simply put their hands out and the state generously supports them.

    You would be shocked to hear what some families can achieve through state benefit, well over the average minimum wage (with free housing thrown in).

    I need to take a cold shower to calm down.

    Yours Aye

  3. Kris: Lefty has had a hard couple of years, true. But he is a talented guy.
    EB: I agree whole-heartedly. The bottom line in a country, everyone must work. It is not hard to find a job in any economy. It may not be glamorous, but there is always something to do. I’ve washed dishes, baked bagels. You name it. . .I had 30-40 jobs before I joined the Navy. You gotta work. . .

  4. Cue Monticello Man –
    “To take from one, because it is thought that his own industry and that of his father’s has acquired too much, in order to spare to others, who, or whose fathers have not exercised equal industry and skill, is to violate arbitrarily the first principle of association–‘the guarantee to every one of a free exercise of his industry and the fruits acquired by it.'”

  5. Read somewhere that he is ranked second in all-time money list and that he is actually right handed. Started out swinging left handed to mirror his dad. Too bad he caved to the liberals/socialists on the taxes. Should rent a U-Haul one way toTexas.

    1. I agree. If I was making a mint, I would buy a home in Texas, pronto. You should see the number of retired Navy folks who talk about heading that way.

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