Re "Mickelson apologizes for expressing views on taxes" (Sports, Jan. 24): Aw, poor Phil. He is thinking about leaving California and his tony San Diego estate because his state income tax is going up from the existing 9.3 percent rate on higher incomes. Under Proposition 30, he would have to pay an additional 3 percent marginal tax rate on his income above $1 million.
Mickelson made $47.8 million last year on endorsements, investments and playing golf.
He whines that Proposition 30 will mean 60 percent of his income will go to taxes. I'm going to go out on a limb and guess that Mickelson has a great accountant and will pay less than 60 percent of his income to the federal government and California.
Heck, I'll bet that Mickelson ends up paying as much, or less, than the average guy.
Lefty, stay in California. Remember what happened to Tiger Woods after he moved to Florida.
-- Joseph M. Sherman, Granite Bay