(CBS) This week’s Crap of the Week goes out to Phil Mickelson.
This, from Michael K.
After pulling down $45 million in prize money and endorsement fees in 2012, Phil Mickelson decided to voice his displeasure with new tax laws that will take a larger bite from people in that particular income bracket. “There are going to be some drastic changes for me because I happen to be in that zone that has been targeted both federally and by the state,” whined Lefty.
This guy has made over $400 million in his career. His endorsement contracts & his golf course design business earn him enough money in a single year to support most families for several lifetimes. The dude has what is known as “generational wealth” and yet a 4% increase in his income tax (above the first $400,000) has him thinking about making “drastic changes”?
To the average working stiff, a drastic change is eliminating HBO from the cable package, or not going to Red Lobster to save a few bucks. What exactly are drastic changes for a privileged country club punk like Mickelson? No more premium jet fuel for the Gulfstream V? Is he going to start stiffing his caddie like Judge Schmales? Will he tell Amy that she’s now on a weekly allowance of $100,000? I’m sure there are millions of people who are feeling terribly about poor Phil Mickelson’s income tax problem, and can only hope to God that he doesn’t make the ultimate drastic change….giving up his career as a man who hits a ball with a stick, and instead getting a truck driving job or something so he doesn’t have to pay ridiculously high income taxes.
Hey Phil, here’s an idea for a drastic change: Fire your tax accountant and hire Mitt Romney’s guy.
Phil Mickelson, you sniveling brat… Who are you crappin’?