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Golfer Phil Mickelson recently said that he will be making "drastic changes" (possibly moving) in response to state (CA) and national tax hikes that increase his total taxes to over 60%. Is it immoral for a wealthy person to move to reduce taxes?

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Think Lovin Life
01/28/13 9:55 am

Even the hypocritical left-loving Hollywood swells have given up on producing their films in the "golden" state because the labor costs are ... as they say in New York ... "too damn high!"

California is a beautiful place that has been infected by the lazy, the illegals and the deviants. Enjoy!

Think Lovin Life
01/28/13 9:50 am

Margaret Thatcher said ... "The problem with Socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money"

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greghmn
01/27/13 2:07 pm

Obama has nothing to do with the state of California. Idiot.

tammilani California
01/26/13 7:42 pm

Why is "fair share" only related to wealthy. Fair means everyone should pay something. It's not fair that those on the dole contribute nothing but yet take every month. Where's their fair share?

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kRaZyXmAn Voluntaryist
01/26/13 6:56 pm

To take ones property through taxation by force and without permission is therefore, STEALING.

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kRaZyXmAn Voluntaryist
01/26/13 6:54 pm

steal [steel]
verb
1. to take (the property of another or others) without permission or right, especially secretly or by force
2. to appropriate (ideas, credit, words, etc.) without right or acknowledgment.
3. to take, get, or win insidiously, surreptitiously, subtly, or by chance.

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Think Lovin Life
01/26/13 8:04 am

So is this what MrO meant when he said "you didn't build that"?

I guess it was the California gov't that was out there practicing all those years, not Phil. And since the gov't did all the work, they deserve the money more than Phil, right?

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Think Lovin Life
01/26/13 8:00 am

Said the goon from NJ, one of the other liberal hiding places that simply doesn't get it when it comes to regressive taxes.

Get out the nursery rhymes ... there's one about a golden goose that fits this situation. You numbskulls in NJ and CA are getting what you deserve ... Dead geese ...

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Think Lovin Life
01/26/13 7:57 am

Ya and the GE CEO is on MrO's job council. You know ... that group that MrO hasn't confired with in over a year because he's so busy thinking about jobs every day.

It's a pathetic joke on the taxpayers that GE, one of the wealthiest companies paid NO TAX last year because they're I with MrO.

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Think Lovin Life
01/26/13 7:53 am

California could solve their financial problems by firing the governor and the legislature. By kicking out the illegal aliens, and telling the poor that they have to pay their fair share. But the won't. The ship is sinking, and all they can do is whine about it.

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Think Lovin Life
01/26/13 7:52 am

Cali ... what is immoral is for the irresponsible California legislature to spend money they don't have. Phil would be smart to leave. I finally got out in 1993, and would never go back!

Liberals are always free with others' money, but not their own, now let them cook in their own stew!

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Captainbstring Doctors 4 Trump 2020
01/25/13 2:20 pm

All of that is not his problem.

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nick23
01/25/13 5:18 am

See you Phil, don't let the door hit you on the way out

jimmie Missouri
01/24/13 8:51 pm

so because California is in debt it's his job and all the rich people to bail them out? Where does it say that in the constitution of USA or Cali's

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jimmie Missouri
01/24/13 8:48 pm

all the money he made belongs to the state of Cali?

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calibama
01/24/13 6:21 pm

It's totally immoral. The people of California and need his tax money. I'm sure he has his offshore tax shelters already. He can afford to cough up a little bit more for our state. The freeways are crumbling because of people like His greed. Shameful

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mklinsao
01/24/13 6:05 pm

How the hell is that immoral? If we were smart, we'd all follow suit.

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kRaZyXmAn Voluntaryist
01/24/13 1:52 pm

Translation: you have no logical response.

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tsk California
01/24/13 3:24 am

It's not that immoral. Look at GE's boss who said he's not a charity case for Americans, and so, moves his factories to China/abroad using stimulus money that Barack gave him!

What a douche.

icpshootyz
01/23/13 7:11 pm

There's no tax code anywhere that actually takes 60%. It's total exaggeration.

2ndafe Flat lands of Ohio
01/23/13 6:37 pm

Actually, Ohio isn't doing that bad, considering the circumstances. At least we have a balanced budget. ????

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Captainbstring Doctors 4 Trump 2020
01/23/13 5:03 pm

Well then..... Move to Delaware! Very low property taxes and a very small income tax. More for him, more for Delaware and NOTHING for the libtopia known as California!

Captainbstring Doctors 4 Trump 2020
01/23/13 4:57 pm

People that could afford to buy his house won't care either. What everyone else thinks doesn't make a damn bit of difference!

Captainbstring Doctors 4 Trump 2020
01/23/13 4:54 pm

That won't matter at all and you know it.....straw man!

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MsMandi
01/23/13 1:58 pm

What a stupid question! Why would it be immoral in a free nation to move where you can be more prosperous? That's just smart business

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ChazDean
01/23/13 1:48 pm

It's awesome! Go Phil!!!

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jamjay Atlanta, Ga
01/23/13 1:24 pm

Net worth should not be factored into how much a man owes the Government. He earned his money and is entitled to keep it.

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jamjay Atlanta, Ga
01/23/13 1:20 pm

What is immoral is attempting to take 60% of what a man earns.
He would be fool not to leave.

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soulfighter
01/23/13 9:09 am

It's not immoral. However why do I care what a guy that's worth 50 million pays in taxes. I'm sure 99% of people on here do not have 50 mil in the bank. And the guy loves California too much to leave.

RJ1969 SoCal
01/23/13 7:40 am

We can't fix your stupid for you firebird. Call Sheriff Joe.

Good luck. See you all from June to September!

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firebirdle Phoenix
01/23/13 5:42 am

We need California to drop our criminals off at. You can stay Cali, thanks for taking all our criminals, we love you!

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SugarShaq
01/23/13 4:10 am

We now have a president who thinks he is a king. Emperor Nerobama

SugarShaq
01/23/13 4:00 am

We will be like china next? Where no one is allowed to leave. Socialism and communism.

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OverIt23
01/23/13 3:50 am

The question should be...,Is it immoral for the gov't to take almost 2/3 of someone's money?

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RJ1969 SoCal
01/23/13 12:42 am

hope he enjoys those great (3rd highest) Texas property tax rates!

www.nytimes.com/2007/04/10/business/11leonhardt-avgproptaxrates.html?_r=0

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RJ1969 SoCal
01/23/13 12:39 am

...so, he apologized for being a douche.

and... m.nbcnews.com/business/mickelson-likely-pays-less-taxes-he-thinks-1B8057229

he was just a bit off with percentages.

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RJ1969 SoCal
01/23/13 12:38 am

yeah. sure. IF (big if) he was to leave, how many people would be lined up to buy his house? Just food for thought there smart guy.

RJ1969 SoCal
01/23/13 12:36 am

yeah, look at everyone running to live in Ohio.

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RJ1969 SoCal
01/23/13 12:35 am

suck it Virginia!

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seattlegirl
01/22/13 9:26 pm

So how much do you think Mikelson "should" pay?

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Captainbstring Doctors 4 Trump 2020
01/22/13 8:50 pm

No, not at all. I still think he should have told the complainers to get bent instead of apologizing and put up the for sale sign. Tax me a lot, shame on you... Raise my taxes too much...shame on me for not moving! The libs are driving people out of CA. The only ones left will be those 2 poor 2 move

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RayX quit
01/22/13 8:10 pm

Add judgmental and possessive.
They don't own Mickelson but act as if they do.

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RayX quit
01/22/13 8:06 pm

Texas has everything you want, doesn't it.
There's plenty of obesity and poverty in California also.
What is best is the freedom to choose, dream and succeed.
I'll keep Texas, thank you.

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Ummmmm
01/22/13 7:25 pm

My point is that we all have the right to choose.
In the same way that a tenant can shop around for the cheapest rent, or a customer can shop around for cheapest price, a billionaire can shop around for the state with the least tax

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Yoko318 Utah
01/22/13 6:57 pm

No, it's intelligent.

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besmart
01/22/13 6:48 pm

Last I heard, this is America and we have the freedom to move where we want. People who say yes are either envious, socialist or just kinda angry.

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2ndafe Flat lands of Ohio
01/22/13 6:29 pm

Taxation is always, ultimately, at the point of a gun.

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2ndafe Flat lands of Ohio
01/22/13 6:27 pm

Better question: Is Phil Mickelson an idiot for having waisted such a large portion of his life in California?

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