Give me a break. It’s not all about you moron.

Today, Americans celebrate the inauguration of our 45th president and 224 years of continuity of government – 224 year of bloodless constitutional transitions.

But not all Americans are happy.

According to Forbes, golfer Phil Mickelson may give up his career because he may have to pay higher taxes.

For starters, courtesy of President Obama’s re-election and the subsequent fiscal cliff negotiations, Mickelson will experience an increase in his top tax rate on ordinary income from 35% to 39.6%, and an increase in his top rate on long-term capital gains and qualified dividends from 15% to 20%. Clearly, when faced with tax hikes of that magnitude, it stops making economic sense for Mickelson to continue to swing a metal stick up to 70 times a day in exchange for the $48 million he earns on an annual basis.

Let’s repeat that last sentence:

Clearly, when faced with tax hikes of that magnitude, it stops making economic sense for Mickelson to continue to swing a metal stick up to 70 times a day in exchange for the $48 million he earns on an annual basis.

Either that is tongue-in-cheek or this is the most spoiled brat in sports.

16 responses to “Give me a break. It’s not all about you moron.

  1. and what about all the money he gets for awking that over-priced arthritis drug every night on the evening news?

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  2. There is only one response:

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  3. Is he the one who had the comment about the green jacket? I don’t keep up with sports, so I don’t quite remember but the name is familiar — or maybe that commercial is working 🙂

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    • He didn’t like the green? My neice notes htat now that Augusta finally admitted a few girls, perhaps the color should change – hot pink would be niice.

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  4. He should go join Gerard Depardieu…

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  5. Pingback: Golfer Mickelson will pay his taxes and and NOT retire…. | Politicaldog101.Com

  6. “Either that is tongue-in-cheek or this is the most spoiled brat in sports.”

    Is there a name for the limit beyond which satire is no longer possible?

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    • Kind of hard to beleive that someone actually thinks that way and considers it logical. And yeah, desertscope, some things are just so bizarre on their own they just can’t be satirized.

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  7. Money does strange things to people, and makes them say strange things. Just finished Goodwin’s Team of Rivals wherein she mentions Mary Todd Lincoln going off the deep end with Imelda-Marcos-style shopping binges (without her husband’s awareness – 300 pairs of suede gloves!). Warren Buffet, it is said, compulsively turns out lights in offices to save money. Mitt Romney’s $10,000 bet. Leona Helmsley. Gulp!

    You do interesting posts, Moe, as in this one. Poor Phil. I almost missed it – been on vacation a week. Spent too much money. 🙄

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