Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Should Phil Mickelson Have Just Shut His Mouth on Taxes?

$$ - Phil Mickelson complained that he was paying 62% to 63% in taxes, and that he'd have to do something about it. He his since modified his comments, but does he make a point that we should be paying attention to?

Think about it. He's one of the "rich" targeted by the Democrats as those who have somehow unfairly gotten wealthy at the expense of the poor and middle class. The Democrats believe that the government should take more money from Mickelson and his "ilk" via higher taxes to pay for services and benefits for those less fortunate.

That's the popular consensus these days, by the way.

Yet, the reaction from the rich and even upper-middle class have been to try and lower their tax burden by relocating to states that have lower tax burdens, or by changing their behavior.

Meanwhile, Mickelson is taking some heat for speaking against taxes. I liked him better before he tried to restate his comments.


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