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Gov. Perry Tells Pro Golfer Phil Mickelson to Move to Texas for Lower Taxes

Posted on 1/24/2013 by with 0 comments

800px-MickelsonTPCAwardCeremonySAN DIEGO (AP) — Phil Mickelson is talking more about how much he pays in taxes than how many fairways he hits off the tee.

Mickelson, regarded as the “People’s Choice” for his connection with fans, put his popularity on the line with polarizing comments about how much he has to pay in state and federal taxes. The four-time major champion said it might lead to “drastic changes,” such as moving from his native California, and that it already caused him to pull out of the San Diego Padres’ new ownership group.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry even weighed in with this tweet: “Hey Phil….Texas is home to liberty and low taxes…we would love to have you as well!!”


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