Phil Mickelson Apologizes for Tax Rate Rant, Rush Gives the Real Golf Lesson
Pro golfer Phil Mickelson is considering "options" in order to alleviate his rising tax rate. That's now estimated in the lower sixty percent range. Mickelson's revolting, considering walking away from "the revolution." Rush "putts in" his observations.
"Phil Mickelson is mad as hell about rising tax rates, and he’s not going to take it anymore," says Limbaugh. He referenced a piece published in Forbes magazine.
"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. I’m not going to jump the gun, but there are going to be some. There are going to be some drastic changes for me because I happen to be in that zone that has been targeted both federally and by the state and, you know, it doesn’t work for me right now. So I’m going to have to make some changes." Phil Mickelson in Forbes Magazine in an interview with Tony Nitti.
But, it seems, there are some who cast aspersions on Mickelson's net worth that is said to be approaching 180 million dollars. And, that he wants to buy a portion of the San Diego Padres. California's recently passed Proposition 30 increased the top income tax rate on resident millionares to just over 13 percent. That put the brakes on the Padres deal and further causes Mickelson to consider selling his 9500 square foot mansion in the Golden State.
Now, Mickelson is apologizing. Rush notes:
"You will not speak against the revolution. You will not speak against the tax collectors. You will not speak against high taxes without getting into trouble. Somebody paying 62, 63% of their taxes and complaining about it, is somebody to be shamed, is somebody to be targeted. ...you are the reason we have the problems we have in the first place. ...it's because you haven't been paying your fair share..."
What's become the story, Rush observes is that, "Phil Mickelson is apologizing for upsetting anybody who might have been offended at him saying he didn't want to pay a (effective) 63% tax rate." The golfer is enduring a firestorm of criticism for expressing his concern.
"...what's the lesson here with Phil Mickelson," postulates the Dean of the Limbaugh Institute for Advanced Conservative Studies, "You do not speak against the tax collector."