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  •  What does Phil do that's wonderful? (5+ / 0-)

    I admit I'd never heard of him before, but if the best thing he's ever done is play golf, how does that make him "a wonderful human being"?

    •  He is involved in many charities (1+ / 0-)
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      mndan

      and actively supports them personally and through his efforts. The sentiment expressed in this thread is that Phil must be a monster because he might make a change in his address to avoid state taxes. He has every right in the world to move to any state he chooses for whatever reason he desires including tax implications. When the right wing wants to make liberals look like fools, all they have to do is read posts like the ones here that are demonizing a man for no apparent reason other than his musings about how best to run his own personal finances within the law. This is not a winning theme for us folks. It is the flip side of all that is ugly about the right wing and cannot be justified. Sorry folks but if you don't know who Phil Mickelson is then you really have nothing important to say about this matter.

      Do facts matter anymore?

      by Sinan on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 07:54:07 AM PST

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      •  Sorry, Sinan, but Phil Mickelson opened the door (2+ / 0-)
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        417els, LilithGardener

        to everyone to respond to his comments when he made them to a pool of news reporters including the AP, and you're holding the door open for him here at Daily Kos. If Phil wanted his "musings" on this matter to be confidential, he should have saved them for his accountant.

        Here's something interesting from CNN Money

        The truth behind Mickelson's taxes

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        Regardless of Mickelson's top rates, his actual income tax bill isn't anywhere near one-half of his income. While it's hard to tell what the golfer really pays without seeing his tax returns, millionaires pay roughly 26% of their income in federal taxes, on average, according to William McBride, chief economist at the Tax Foundation. This doesn't take into account other taxes, such as property levies.

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