Kurlander on America’s Class Warfare: Teed Off Mickelson Right To Complain About High Taxes

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America’s class war: Teed off Mickelson right to complain about higher income taxes

Published in The Florida Voices on 01/28/2013




“Sadly, marginalizing Michelson’s tax frustrations as basically 

criminal illustrates that the obligatory populist egalitarianism that now characterizes political dialogue now dominates sports, too.” 


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by Steven Kurlander


Golf pro Phil Mickelson recently sounded off about having to pay high state income taxes in his beloved California. But even after he apologized for his remarks, both the mainstream press and the sports world continued last week to attack and condemn him.


All Michelson said was this: “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 it doesn’t work for me right now…So I’m going to have to make some changes.”


The Californian native from San Diego said he was thinking about packing up his family and moving, as other wealthy athletes, including Tiger Woods, have, to a millionaire’s paradise refuge in Florida. That’s where there’s no state income tax — and where, the Beach Boys finally need to admit, the girls are better looking, too.


Some media portrayed Michelson as even more evil than some other recent sports villains, like the doping bicyclist Lance Armstrong or the deceitful Notre Dame Football star Manti Teo.


Mickelson’s complaints about forfeiting what he said was more than 60 percent of his winnings and endorsement fees to California and federal tax collectors were judged more harshly than…Continue Reading | Give Kurly Feedback


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