Golfer Phil Mickelson is unhappy with the tax situation in California and the U.S.:
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 [changes]. 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.
If you add up all the federal and you look at the disability and the unemployment and the Social Security and the state, my tax rate’s 62, 63%. So I’ve got to make some decisions on what I’m going to do.
UPDATE: Larry Ruane writes:
I was watching Ed Schultz on MSNBC the other day as he was talking about what an ingrate Mickelson is for not wanting to pay taxes, and one of the points he made against Phil was that taxes paid for the education of people who could then earn enough money to watch golf and allow Mickelson to earn a lot of money. I kid you not.