Column: For Mickelson, it's not easy ...

Column: For Mickelson, it's not easy being rich

There are 6 comments on the WMDT story from Jan 23, 2013, titled Column: For Mickelson, it's not easy being rich. In it, WMDT reports that:

It's not always easy being rich, as Phil Mickelson reminded us the other day. There are taxes to pay - apparently lots of them - and the price of a tank of jet fuel seems to go up every day.

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Doug

Port Huron, MI

#1 Jan 23, 2013
A wealthy family member told me. He feels fortunate to have to pay those kind of taxes, because that meant he was better off than most. Get real Phil.
Scott

Hummelstown, PA

#2 Jan 24, 2013
I guess it is cool to make fun of the wealthy these days and Phil definitely stepped in it by complaining about higher taxes, but even golf writers have to jump on the "it's not cool to be wealthy bandwagon".
sheepleloveroyal ty

Pottstown, PA

#3 Jan 24, 2013
Doug wrote:
A wealthy family member told me. He feels fortunate to have to pay those kind of taxes, because that meant he was better off than most. Get real Phil.
Phil isn't complaining he isn't fortunate he's complaining about the tax he must pay on the money he earned. I don't even think he's complaining about paying taxes period but when you lose half your paycheck in TAXES alone there's something wrong. You think becoming or staying one of the top golfers IN THE WORLD is easy or cheap. How many people can say they are one of the best IN THE WORLD at what they do and are payed accordingly. Most of this money is earned on the tour, with appearances, ads etc. He's not a silver spoon baby sitting a family fortune or business. He's working for it every year.
Larry

Saxtons River, VT

#4 Jan 24, 2013
Look at who his sponsors are: Accountants KMPG and a Bank--Baclays. He is known for doing corporate outings and ads for pharmaceuticals. I'm sure he gives to charity, but it's all about the Dough ray- mee. I can guess who he voted for in the last presidential election.
BlueDrew

Athens, GA

#5 Jan 25, 2013
Larry wrote:
Look at who his sponsors are: Accountants KMPG and a Bank--Baclays. He is known for doing corporate outings and ads for pharmaceuticals. I'm sure he gives to charity, but it's all about the Dough ray- mee. I can guess who he voted for in the last presidential election.
I can only guess who you voted for. There are people that produce and people who drain.
Ray Wrench

Port Saint Lucie, FL

#6 Jan 29, 2013
No need to apologize for his tax comments. It is no different for someone earning 70,000 or so; their tax burden may be a lower per cent rate, but proportionally it prohibits raising their own positions. The government has proclaimed itself a partner it whatever you endeavor and their appetite seems insatiable. I don't begrudge Phil a nickel; he earned it--it's his. A government that expects 50, 60, 70 per cent is amoral.

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