British Open and the cost

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by texan, Jul 22, 2013.

  1. texan

    texan Well-Known Member

    I know we hit lotteries hard here, but England and California will
    eat up 61% of Phil Miklelson's British Open winnings.

    Is this fair? My goodness...

    Price of Victory: Phil Mickelson Hit With 61% Tax Bite on UK Winnings

    Phil Mickelson had a last round for the history books at the British Open, and now he's got a
    tax bill to match.

    Mickelson, a 43 year-old Californian, won golf's oldest tournament by birdying four of the last six holes.

    His prize for this impressive feat: £945,000, or $1.43 million
    Price of Victory: Phil Mickelson Hit With 61% Tax Bite on UK Winnings - DailyFinance


    1BROWNWRENCH Amateur Malthusian

    Still not a bad payday for doing something other people pay to do for fun.
  3. texan

    texan Well-Known Member

    Should they tax the pay of the NFL that comes over to play for an exhibition, or the 1st game of the
    season and should California also tax the LA Rams when they perform a game in England? grrrrr

    I see why we rebeled against England in 1776, and why people leave the West Coast.


    1BROWNWRENCH Amateur Malthusian

    Maybe he will get a break if he rakes the sand back nicely and replaces his divots. All I know about golfing I learned watching "Caddyshack".
  5. Upsmule

    Upsmule Well-Known Member

    Way to go Mickelson. A great family man in spite of his success. And his beautiful bride a breast cancer survivor. Kudos to them.
  6. ajblakejr

    ajblakejr Age quod agis

    The taxes suck.

    However, Phil is a humble man and one thing he will never reveal is how difficult it and painful is to play with psoriatic arthritis, one of those (crappy) autoimmune disorders.
  7. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Obscured by Mirrors Staff Member

    He will do commercials for drugs that combat it though and there is nothing wrong with that.
  8. 728ups

    728ups offending people on the internet since 1995

    Well there IS that new Royal Mouth to feed! somebody has to pay for him!
  9. ajblakejr

    ajblakejr Age quod agis

    Combat? No. Reduce inflammation and scaly skin rashes? yes
    Daily injections...for the rest of his life.
    He is a role model for me when I want to call it quits.

    And I would do commercials for Copaxone / Multiple Sclerosis.
    I would be paid, I would draw awareness and I may be a role model...I only need to affect one life to make a difference.
  10. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    My daughter is 24 and has to walk with a cane a lot of the time. She has a form of arthritis called Anklyosing Spondylitis that is causing her spine to fuse together. It also causes random inflammation attacks in her eyes. She usef to have to go to the chemotherapy ward to get monthly infusions of a drug called Rimicaid, but it wasnt helping much and the side effects were horrible. Now she takes Humera. It was a godsend for her when Obamacare passed and she could go back on to my insurance. That ends once ahe turns 26 tho, and I have ni clue what we will do after that.
  11. Gumby

    Gumby *

    Sorry for your pain Soberups..We all think we have it bad, until you realize you got it pretty good. God bless you and your family. Im not the most religious person, but I will say a prayer for your daughter.
  12. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    Sober,I could tell right off you are emotional on this subject.
    You made spelling errors ,lol.
    I respect you and hope with all my heart that
    your daughter gets the help she needs in years to come.
    It makes me wonder how many other of us are facing things we never thought we'd have to face.

    1BROWNWRENCH Amateur Malthusian

    I believe Mick Mars of Motley Crue is also afflicted with this terrible thing. Amazing he is still able to perform.
  14. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Hubby does the sheet of exercises/stretches daily and that first word is at the top of that sheet.....(anklyosing or some form of it.) It's back-strengthening.......he has Spondylolisthesis.

    He had spinal fusion surgery in the 80's.