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Jan 24 2013

Escape From California


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 GĂ©rard 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.

21 Responses to “Escape From California”

  1. czuch says:

    Just dont telegraph your intentions.
    There, fixed it for you.

  2. Karin says:

    I was so disappointed when he apologized. You know, living in CA his whole life probably trained him to do that. Once the libs start screeching, lay down and say sorry. I will never apologize to a greedy, my-money-grubbing moonbat. Never.

  3. Glorious Rainbow Utopia says:

    Comrade Phil must pay his fair share for the good of the collective and taking care of Mexico isn’t cheap, comrade.

  4. Ghost of FA Hayek says:

    Not surprising.
    On top of the 62 percent rate, he gets taxed by all the liberal peons harassing his sponsors and the PGA
    Plus vengeful Democrapts have a tenancy to sic the IRS on political foes

  5. JNN says:

    Just pack up and leave. Once you are settled in your new location then tell them why you did it. When the left complains, simply reply with a screw you(and no apologies).

  6. whotothewhat says:

    I would’ve just left Mexifornia and relocated to a tax friendly state. When ask why? I would state better climate…….

    And maybe if we all would stop feeling the need to tweet every GD thing a lot of this would just fly under the radar.

  7. dan says:

    a classic case of : I spoke too soon

  8. A.Men says:

    abandon Californication, go to Texas!

  9. grayjohn says:


  10. Jeanettesca says:

    How stupid. That’s like apologizing to the mugger after he robs you.

  11. Garpin says:

    Phil is my favorite PGA member. I loved the tirade and was disheartened by the apology.

    Phil will stay my favorite golfer because we all know how he REALLY thinks. The apology was pressured by the idea that he might somehow alienated half the population.

    Bottom line: he is one of US.

  12. IslandLifer says:

    He apologized to keep his sponsors. $$$ makes people do crazy things.

  13. JNN says:

    Every person supporting themselves should leave California and leave behind one message, “You voted for tax increases, now you pay the bill).

  14. Tax Slave says:

    Actions (leaving Kalifornia) speak louder than words (apologizing for telling people why he’s leaving Kalifornia).

  15. Jimbo says:

    Did he apologize for his opinion, or did he apologize for his airing his opinion?

  16. Ummah Gummah says:


    As much as I would have loved for this to be an in-your-face, libs moment, there is no law that states that one must explain to anyone why one chooses to move.

    I never liked the old-people activity aka goff very much, and I really don’t care if this offends anyone, but now I loathe it even more.

    Goff, the “sport” for extreme RINOS *and* loathsome parvenus from Chicago.


  17. Ummah Gummah says:

    Jimbo says:
    January 24, 2013 at 11:36 am
    Did he apologize for his opinion, or did he apologize for his airing his opinion?

    Who cares? He apologized and that makes him a loathsome wuss.

    But then what do you expect from the testosterone-charged links..? These guys don’t even carry their own equipment.

    And I bet you over half of them have a wet bar stashed in their golf carts. How else can you overcome the boredom..?


  18. 762x51 says:

    Importing illegals who have no education, no relevant skills and don’t speak English and Exporting millionaires who employ others. Sounds like a formula for success in Jerry Browns Kalifornia.

    Laughing out loud at the fools who still live there, what a clown show.

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  20. R Daneel says:

    Ummah Gummah – You as most have an opinion just as you have an a$$hole. And just like most of them, yours stinks.

  21. Rob says:

    My wife and I left California in early 2012. No big deal to Sacramento, right? It was a big deal to the 27 people who lost their jobs when I closed my business!

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