Don’t people ever get sick of groveling apologies? Unwilling to stand up to the socialist media, Phil Mickelson says he’s sorry for implying that he might flee from California to avoid having to turn over such an outrageous percentage of his income to thieving parasitical bureaucrats:
“I apologize to those I have upset or insulted and assure you I intend to not let it happen again.”
Tiger Woods admitted that he escaped California to get away from the taxes. But he gets a pass from the media for racial reasons.
Milton Wolf proposes what Mickelson should have said:
I take nothing for granted and work my tail off every day to get better, just like millions of Americans do at their crafts. And it’s not like I didn’t take risks. When so many people told me I should get a ‘real’ job, I held fast to my dream, no matter how unlikely it was, just like so many entrepreneurs in America have done who have made our lives immeasurably better. …
I earned $60 million dollars last year and not a single one of those dollars did I steal from anyone. Not a single one of those dollars did I weasel out of a corrupt system because I bribed — I mean, contributed to — some politician to pass a law that favors me. Not a single one of those dollars did I simply tax away from someone because I could.
Every single dollar that came my way was voluntarily given to me. And people are not idiots. They don’t just give away their hard-earned dollars for nothing. Every dollar they gave me was in return for something that was worth more to them than a dollar, or they wouldn’t have given it up. …
It breaks my heart that America is abandoning the American way of keeping government small so that individuals can become as big as their dreams. And it breaks my heart that my home state, the state I love, is chasing away so many hard-working people and wonderful businesses with their outrageously high taxes. It’s nothing less than a tragedy that the fastest growing population in America is former Californians and the fastest growing industry is former California businesses.
What’s worse, unless we change our ways, unless we stop all of America from adopting the failing California Blue model, I fear we will no longer be talking about former Californians so much as former Americans.
Regardless of whether Mickelson sticks it out in the hypertaxed Land of Fruits and Nuts, French ex-pat zillionaire Gérard Depardieu is one more Obama tax hike away from getting a whole lot of American company.
On a tip from Bob Roberts. Graphic compliments of Red State on FB.