Skip to comments.Tiger Woods: I left California over tax rates too [VIDEO]
Posted on 01/22/2013 6:51:42 PM PST by Nachum
During a press conference Tuesday, golf legend Tiger Woods said he moved to Florida in 1996 because of Californias high tax rates. The comments came after fellow golfer Phil Mickelson hinted Sunday that he might leave the Golden State or perhaps even move out of the U.S. completely because of income tax increases.
I moved out of here back in 96 for that reason, Woods told reporters at the Torrey Pines Golf Course in La Jolla, Calif. (RELATED: Pro golfer Phil Mickelson may leave US in response to state, federal income tax hikes)
I enjoy Florida, but also I understand what he was, I think, trying to say, Woods added, referring to Mickelson.
Mickelson said in a statement Monday night that he regretted talking publicly about the possibility of moving away from the United States.
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I gained admiration for Mickelson and then he had to go and be a weenie and offer the 24 hour later apology. Exactly who was he was apologizing to?
Finances and taxes are a personal matter, and I should not have made my opinions on them public, he said. I apologize to those I have upset or insulted, and assure you I intend to not let it happen again.
Some ad agency exec probably got ahold of his sports agent and told them how much money in endorsements it might cost him. :)
I have several friends who left KawLeeFawNeeYuh to Florida and Nevada for the same reason.
I believe what he found was that California can attempt to follow you and if you don’t run through various hoops to really set up residence in another state...they will just claim in court that you are still a California resident. You have to get a license, and register to vote in most cases...to generally pass the ‘moved’ status. I would imagine that California has hired lawyers to hunt people down and try to force court cases.
The truth is, many people with money will stay in CA.
There are many huge businesses located in San Francisco, not because it’s cheap; it’s because the CEO and board want to live there. Its demise has been exaggerated.
The same is true for Manhattan. We thought it was dead in the late 1970s and now it is stronger than ever. Ruined neighborhoods then are now trendy hotspots.
It’s people in the middle, of moderate means; who are leaving. I got a 15% raise to move to CO, because the cost of living is lower here.
John Bonehead called and warned Lefty.
I've been at some recent fund raisers and other events where Governor Rick Perry has talked. He said there are some major computer industry companies that are about to move to Texas from California. He's also bragged about getting Caterpillar to move its factory in Illinois to Texas.
Well, anyone who thinks people with lots of money would be happy living on some wind swept tundra, with hellish heat and humidity, or some place with ice box style bone cold frigged weather, is not living in reality...
BTW, people with the character and utter stupidity of Woods, are more than welcome to hit the road...
Hey, it was good enough for people like OJ Simpson.
It was the kind of “apology” you make in order to get the simpletons off your back.
He didn’t apologize for what he said, he merely apologized for saying it out loud.
He caved to his publicists. Dimocrats play golf too...don’t alienate half the people you are trying to sell to. He spoke his mind...which is good enough for me.
The huge businesses in North Cal is almost exclusively to Stanford University. Stanford is sort of like a west coast Washington DC. DC sucks 2.6 trillion a year out of the US economy, takes 20% or so off the top to administer it and sends the rest back to the citizens.
Stanford sucks the best, and most free thinking minds in the US and keeps them there, draining the brains out of the rest of the country.
California does resemble paradise in some areas; and I’m sure the very rich will always flock there...but its demise does seem to be chugging right along. Lots of defense industry and silicon valley downsizing, coupled with California’s penchant for self regulating themselves out of being competive, and thousands of retired government workers making six figures, etc.
Another slow motion train wreck that nobody seems to talk about is the superhighway. Ever since NAFTA, there has been steady highway work in Texas and gradual relaxation of restrictions on Mexican trucks. The final phase seems to be a massive intermodal facility near Gardner, KS. Once all these elements are stitched together, will all that crap from China be able to circumvent California’s ports?
For some reason, California’s problems seem more permanent than New York’s ever were.