Skip to main content

View Diary: Multimillionaire golfer Phil Mickelson sorry for lamenting his mere eight-figure disposable income (199 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  You're Missing the Point (6+ / 0-)

    The point is that there's something deep down and Phil Mickelson's character that makes him resent paying taxes. This man is playing a game and is making 100 times what the average American takes on. Oh, did I say 100? I meant 1000. Yet, that's not enough. If he wants to move to Florida because he likes the weather or he likes to play with alligators (or is a crocodiles, I can never remember), that's fine. But the stand up and say that he wants to move to Florida because the taxes are lower is repugnant.

    Now, I will give Phil Mickelson a break because he stood up and said Mia Kulpa. Yes, he made a mistake. But, what his mistake reveals, is truly sad.

    Be involved! http://www.whereistheoutrage.net

    by ecthompson on Sat Jan 26, 2013 at 07:13:54 PM PST

    [ Parent ]

    •  That's "mea culpa." (2+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      417els, LilithGardener

      Sorry to be a nag.  The nuns made me do it in defense of Latin!

    •  His tax bill is likely quite high. (0+ / 0-)

      He derives most of his income via endorsements which are not protected by tax policy so it is quite likely that he pays a higher marginal rate than most very rich people. He is making a decision about how badly he wants to stay in California. If the additional tax burden is something that he does not want to carry then he has every right to move without explaining himself to anyone. It's called freedom folks. You could look it up.

      Do facts matter anymore?

      by Sinan on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 07:57:01 AM PST

      [ Parent ]

      •  Bitching about luxury problems to people (2+ / 0-)
        Recommended by:
        Lying eyes, LilithGardener

        with real life problems is a sure way to polish his image. It's like complaining about painful shoes to paraplegics. Or losing your sunglasses to a blind man. Need more?

        Regardless of his talent, his wealth from said talent, or one's judgement about the fairness of his tax situation he showed an extreme lack of gratitude for his fortunate circumstances and good sense by airing his dirty laundry in public. You choosing to defend such a lack of empathy and common sense says more about you than any lame excuse you might make. Quit digging Phil. Not Phil? Sorry.

        Time makes more converts than reason. Thomas Paine, Common Sense

        by VTCC73 on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 11:28:02 AM PST

        [ Parent ]

        •  by airing his dirty laundry in public. (1+ / 0-)
          Recommended by:
          The Truth

          Reality is that he wasn't airing dirty laundry. He was airing his political dissatisfaction with his losing political party.

          If his taxes are as high as he complains they are, he needs to fire his accounting team and hire someone who knows tax law.

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site