WTF … Sarah Hall Ingram , IRS Official in Charge of Tax-Exempt Organizations During Tea Party Targeting Now Runs IRS Obamacare Office
Barack Obama has just given the “Lying King” a whole new name … Can “We the People” collectively give one big WTF!!!
Could the news out of Washington, DC and the IRS scandal possible get any worse? President Barack Obama told us the other night, see VIDEO below, that the misconduct at the IRS was inexcusable and Americans had a right to be angry. Obama stated the he was angry. Barack Obama told us that he would not tolerate this type of behavior in any agency, but especially in the IRS. Given the power that it has and the reach that it has in all of our lives. Obama went on to say that the IRS has to operate with absolute integrity. President Obama told “We the People” that we were going to hold the responsible parties accountable. Sorry, I am going to have to call “BULL$IT” on this president. As reported by ABC News, Sarah Hall Ingram, who served as commissioner of the office responsible for tax-exempt organizations between 2009 and 2012, the very time that Tea Party, Conservative and pro-Israel organizations were targeted, is now in charge of … hold it … hold it … IRS’ Affordable Care Act office. That is correct, the very individual who was in charge of the tax-exempt organizations at the very time that the IRS scandal is all about has moved on and now runs the IRS Obamacare office. ARE YOU FRIGGIN KIDDING ME!!! So the good little soldier who willfully and purposely targeted Conservative groups for political purposes and at the very same time fast-tarcked liberal tax-emplt organizations in the run up to the 2012 election was rewarded with the Obamacare IRS gig. As stated at Town Hall, you just can’t make this stuff up. WHY HASN’T THIS WOMAN BEEN FIRED???!!! Didn’t Obama say that those responsible parties shall be held accountable? How the hell much more responsible could one be that the very person who was in charge when the illegal acts took place? Instead, her successor, Joseph Grant, is taking the fall for her misdeeds. The Lonely Conservative has a recap of Obama’s faux-outrage and his lame response of tossing underlings under the bus and faux-firings/resignations of nobodies to such a horrific scandal as the vey individual in charge during the scandal uses it as a spring board for career advancement.
The Internal Revenue Service official in charge of the tax-exempt organizations at the time when the unit targeted tea party groups now runs the IRS office responsible for the health care legislation.
Sarah Hall Ingram served as commissioner of the office responsible for tax-exempt organizations between 2009 and 2012. But Ingram has since left that part of the IRS and is now the director of the IRS’ Affordable Care Act office, the IRS confirmed to ABC News today.
Her successor, Joseph Grant, is taking the fall for misdeeds at the scandal-plagued unit between 2010 and 2012. During at least part of that time, Grant served as deputy commissioner of the tax-exempt unit.
Grant announced today that he would retire June 3, despite being appointed as commissioner of the tax-exempt office May 8, a week ago.
As the House voted to fully repeal the Affordable Care Act Thursday evening, House Speaker John Boehner expressed “serious concerns” that the IRS is empowered as the law’s chief enforcer.
How is it possible that Barack Obama does not ask for this woman’s resignation? How can a person who headed the department that targeted Conservatives and the Tea Party be allowed to run the IRS Obamacare office? Fantastic, let’s have this same woman targeting Conservatives on their insurance and healthcare. Instead of being reprimanded or fired for her actions … IRS tax exemption/Obamacare exec got $103,390 in bonuses. They knew what she was doing and she was rewarded for her actions against Conservatives. Then given such a seal of approval, she was made head of the Obamacare implementation department. UNREAL!!! Under Sarah Hall Ingram, the IRS was asking for Conservative organizations donors, emails, postings and anyone involved with the non-profits. Now match that up with your healthcare records. Every American should not only be outraged, you should be afraid.
The IRS not only needs to be stripped of its power as an enforcer within Obamacare … We really need to take a good look once and for all to defund the IRS and abolish it.
Posted May 16, 2013 by Scared Monkeys
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IRS Admits Trageting Conservatives for Extra Tax Scrutiny in 2012 Election … Claimed there was No Political Bias Behind the Alinsky Targeting Tactics
ADD ANOTHER SCANDAL TO THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATIO … MORE CHICAGO STYLE, SAUL ALINSKY POLITICS … WHEN IS AMERICA GOING TO ADMIT THAT OBAMA IS NIXONESQUE?
The IRS apologizes for targeting Conservatives and Tea Party groups … apology not accepted! Should this be considered a “hate crime”? The IRS was obviously only targeting a certain element of society. Of course the IRS did not target Conservative groups to retaliate against Obama enemies list. That could never happen.
What a shock that the Obama IRS would act as his henchman to go after Conservatives and Tea Party groups. All the IRS has to offer is an apology? This is simply unacceptable and all involved need to be fired, without pensions immediately! As reported at the WAPO, IRS officials claimed that there was no political bias behind the targeting of these conservative groups, but they failed to produce any examples of similar targeting of groups with non-conservative-sounding names. MY BUTT!!! What a joke this is, of course it was politically motivated. It was just a coincidence that it was only Conservative Tea Party orgs that were targeted. If you believe that I have a bridge to sell you. Talk about abuse of power. This admissions from the IRS is exactly what Conservatives have been accusing them of years and now “We the People” know its true. How can anyone have faith in this “Gestapo” organization ever again?
1. IRS officials claimed that there was no political bias behind the targeting of these conservative groups, but they failed to produce any examples of similar targeting of groups with non-conservative-sounding names. Initially, they suggested that other non-conservative-sounding names might have been targeted. By the end of the call, though, Lerner acknowledged: “I only said that because I never like to say ‘absolutely not.’ I don’t have any information on that.”
2. Lerner wouldn’t say whether anyone is being disciplined, then appeared to say there was no disciplinary action, then went back to saying she wouldn’t comment. (more)
This is the tip of the iceberg and follows the “cockroach” principle … this is what they have admitted to, what else are they guilty of like who they audit, hmm? Obviously, the Obama administration used Alinsky tactics & IRS to ensure Tea Party would not be a factor in 2012.
The Internal Revenue Service on Friday apologized for targeting groups with “tea party” or “patriot” in their names, confirming long-standing accusations by some conservatives that their applications for tax-exempt status were being improperly delayed and scrutinized.
Lois G. Lerner, the IRS official who oversees tax-exempt groups, said the “absolutely inappropriate” actions by “front-line people” were not driven by partisan motives.
Rather, Lerner said, they were a misguided effort to come up with an efficient means of dealing with a flood of applications from organizations seeking tax-exempt status between 2010 and 2012.
During that period, about 75 groups were selected for extra inquiry — including burdensome questionnaires and, in some cases, improper requests for the names of their donors — simply because of the words in their names, she said in a conference call with reporters.
The Gateway Pundit reminds us of the when in 2012, conservative groups complained that the IRS was targeting them for audits. IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman told Congress that the IRS was not targeting groups based on their political views.
UPDATE I: From the Committee on Oversight & Government Reform: Issa and Jordan: IRS Political Retaliation Tactics “Unconscionable”.
As Weasel Zippers stated, “heads should roll”. As we stated above, there is not one person who should be spared … ALL SHOULD GO, WITHOUT PENSIONS AND CRIMINAL CHARGES SHOULD BE MADE.
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and Subcommittee Chairman Jim Jordan, R-Ohio., requested the IG look into allegations of political retaliation last June. In response to the today’s disclosure and apology by IRS, Issa and Jordan issued the following statement: “The fact that Americans were targeted by the IRS because of their political beliefs is unconscionable. The Committee will aggressively follow up on the IG report and hold responsible officials accountable for this political retaliation.”
UPDATE II: A Public Service Announcement to the American People via Legal Insurrection … As IRS admits it targeted Tea Party groups, remember IRS is Obamacare enforcer.
UPDATE II: From The Weekly Standard - The Times & the IRS Story … It’s not front page news, apparently. Think the same would hold true under a GOP presidency?
Not front page material in the Grey Lady’s news judgment. But good enough for page A-11. With the third paragraph reassuring readers that an agency spokesperson had insisted
… that the move was not driven by politics, but she added, “We made some mistakes; some people didn’t use good judgment.”
But of course. One does wonder, though, how the Times would have played the news if, a few years back, it had come to light that the IRS had been auditing Valerie Plame.
But … then, perhaps in the Times’s lofty judgment, the IRS was merely doing what it should do. This, anyway, was how the Times editorial page saw it last year:
Daily Commentary – Tuesday, May 7, 2013 – Preview of Tonights Show with Author Wayne Allyn Root and Blink from Blink on Crime
The heck with what Democrats worry about with regards to Obamacare, we are more worried about how Americans and America is going to survive Obamacare, otherwise known as the Healthcare “UN”affordable act. Obamacare is a money pit of more government waste, more taxes on “We the People” and false promises from Barack Obama. Check out tonight’s radio show on Scared Monkeys radio with Dana Pretzer as he interviews Wayne Allyn Root to discuss ‘The Ultimate Obama Survival Guide’.
- Don’t miss tonight’s Dana Pretzer how with author Wayne Root discussing his book “The Ultimate Obama Survival Guide” and Blink from Blink on crime discussing the Arias trial and recent developments in Cleveland
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Another one bites the dust at the hands of Obamacare … Another opening for the GOP in 2014. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, the Democrat Senator from Montana announced that he will not run for reelection in 2014 and instead retire. According to the Washington Post, rather than face a tough election, Baucus would rather retire. The six term Senator obviously sees the handwriting on the wall. Obamacare is still unpopular and going to get worse as America wakes up and realizes the expensive boongoogle that it is. Baucus was a key player and played a critical role in writing President Obama’s national health-care plan, Obamacare. However, last week Baucus referred to the Obamacare as a train wreck. Think the conservative state of Montana was not going to hold that against him in 2014? Also, just last week he also voted the expand back ground checks on the purchase of guns. Don’t worry Max, not like Montana is one of the states with the highest gun ownership at 57.7%. Oh wait, it is.
Baucus, 71, first elected in 1978,has been the top Democrat on the powerful committee since 2001. At times infuriating his Democratic colleagues, Baucus worked with Republicans to co-write the Bush-era tax cuts and the Medicare prescription drug plan, but he also served as the lead defender against George W. Bush’s 2005 effort to partially privatize Social Security and played a critical role in writing President Obama’s national health-care plan. Baucus, from conservative-leaning Montana, has voted against Democratic initiatives on some social issues, most recently last week’s effort to create an expanded background check system for gun purchases. Republicans have been trying to land a top recruit to challenge Baucus, who despite his unpolished public image has been one of the savviest political operators among Mountain West Democrats.
As Weasel Zippers stated, it was obvious that Baucus’s polling showed that because of his liberal ways, he was going to get crushed. According to PPP polling, Baucus was already running 5 points behind hypothetical Republican candidates, although he may never have made it out of the Democrat primary. This does not bode well for Democrats in the Senate. If the GOP could actually get their collective heads out of their RINO, establishment butts, they should take this seat. According to Charlie Cook this moves the seat into the toss-up category. Democrats, so far, have to defend 21 seats, while Republicans have to defend 14. The GOP needs a net gain of 6 seats to regain the Senate. Although, Wake Up America opines that out of the 21 Democratically held seats, seven of them are in states carried by the former Republican presidential nominee, Mitt Romney, while just one of the Republican seats is in a state won by President Obama. Are they just getting old or has the Obama bloom truly come off the rose? Baucus joins five other committee chairmen who have decided to retire rather than run for reelection, including Sens. John D. “Jay” Rockefeller (D-W.Va.), 75, chairman of the commerce committee, and Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), 73, chairman of the health committee. In the 2010 and 2012 election seasons, several other chairmen, including Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) and Kent Conrad (D-N.D.), opted to retire.
The Hypocrite in Chief … After Demonizing the Rich, President Obama only Pays Effective Tax Rate of 18.4% for 2012
LION LYING KING: There has been no greater hypocrite to ever grace the White House than President Barack Hussein Obama … The following is subtitles. Taxes for thee, not for me.
President Barack Obama is about class warfare, he is about dividing America and now he is about hypocrisy. During the 2012 Presidential campaign Obama railed on the 1%’ers and called all those rich people who paid less than their secretaries the evil rich. Obama harped on the so-called Buffett Rule, which would require millionaires to pay at least 30% of their income in taxes. Of course this came about because the evil rich were making most of their money from investments as opposed to income, that are taxed at a different rate. During the 2012 presidential election Obama played class warfare and went after his GOP opponent Mitt Romney who paid about 14% on his income. Obama made political hay lying to the American public and using the issue that ultra-rich Warren Buffett paid less in his tax rate than did his secretary. However, in 2011 the hypocrite that resides in the White House also paid a lower effective tax rate than his secretary.
What, You thought the 30% tax for the rich was meant for me?
Guess what, Obama is even more of a hypocrite in 2012 than he was in 2011.
According the WSJ, President Barack Obama paid an effective tax rate of only 18.4%. Yup America, that’s it. For all his whining, for all his rhetoric, for all his class warfare and the rich should pay 30% … OBAMA ONLY PAID 18%. I guess this is more of the shared sacrifice that Obama talks about. Obama tells other rich folks that they are evil because they pay a low tax effective rate, yet he takes advantage of the same deductions and loop holes that everyone else does. If he was a true leader and really had the convictions of his beliefs, he would have told his accountants not to take the deductions and make it that his effective rate came to 30% for 2012. However, he did not do so because like every liberal, he wants others to pay the money, not themselves.
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama paid $112,214 in federal income taxes for 2012 on adjusted gross income of $608,611, an effective rate of 18.4%, the White House said.
The first family’s adjusted gross income—the amount after certain deductions and exemptions—was down from $789,674 the Obamas reported in 2011, when they paid total federal taxes of $162,074, an effective rate of 20.5%.
The decline was due primarily to falling royalties from sales of books Mr. Obama has written, according to tax returns released Friday. The president’s book-related earnings peaked in 2009 when he garnered about $5.6 million from two publications, “The Audacity of Hope” and “Dreams From My Father.” The royalties have fallen over time, to just under $274,000 in 2012.
The Obamas paid $29,450 in state income tax to Illinois for 2012.
Obama is truly a disgrace as President. Where is the MSM calling Obama out on his double standard hypocrisy? Personally, I do not believe in the “Buffett Rule”, but if one did and actually wanted to make it a law, one would think that they would lead by example. Not this president.
Former Speaker of the House Democrat Nancy Pelosi may have told only one truth in her political life when she said, We have to pass Obamacare to find out what’s in it. However, it was like playing Russian roulette in doing so. Guess what America, there was a bullet in the chamber.
As reported at The Hill, the Federal Reserve released an edition of its so-called “beige book,” that said the 2010 healthcare law is being cited as a reason for layoffs and a slowdown in hiring. The complex and all encompassing law is not just about healthcare, its about control of ones life and the government take over of healthcare. Why would one think that there are over a thousand pages? As reported at the Weekly Standard, that Obamacare baffles even its ardent supporters as was the case with Donna Brazile who famously tweeted her confusion a week or so ago. The bill is awesomely complex and the claims made for it by its authors and supporters are impossibly optimistic many of whom may not really expect it to perform as sold. Obama, Pelosi, Reed, Democrats and the liberal MSM all knowingly misrepresented Obamacare and inflicted this Hell on America.
America, Pelosi, Obama and Reed at laughing at you!
The Federal Reserve on Wednesday released an edition of its so-called “beige book,” that said the 2010 healthcare law is being cited as a reason for layoffs and a slowdown in hiring.
“Employers in several Districts cited the unknown effects of the Affordable Care Act as reasons for planned layoffs and reluctance to hire more staff,” said the March 6 beige book, which examines economic conditions across various Federal Reserve districts across the country.
That line was found in a section of the Fed’s report on employment, wages and prices. That same section also said the Atlanta district noted that healthcare regulations are so burdensome there is a shortage of compliance specialists.
“Atlanta noted a lack of compliance specialists due to heavier regulations in the healthcare industry,” it said.
Remember when Nancy Pelosi told us that Obamacare would create 400,000 jobs, almost immediately? She stated that this job was not only about health care, it was about jobs too. As it turns out, it was about neither and you bought it hook, line and sinker America.
Obamacare is a nightmare for America and now it appears that the cowardly establishment Republicans do not have the spine to defund this beast.
How’s This “Hope & Change”: 7 Million Americans Will Lose Insurance under Obamacare … What Happened to you can Keep your Heathcare Coverage?
LION LYING KING: So much for the promises of President Barack Hussein Obama and that you can keep your insurance and doctors with the advent of Obamacare. NOT IF YOU CAN’T KEEP YOUR JOB OR THEY PAY THE PENALTY INSTEAD.
As it turns out, former Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was 100% correct, they did need to pass Obamacare in order to find out what’s in it. According to the CBO, because of Obamacare 7 million American workers will be pushed out of their job based insurance coverage. Instead businesses are going to opt to pay the penalty to the government rather than providing insurance coverage for their workers. The 7 million affected is nearly twice as many that was initially estimated by the CBO. Really? Who did not think that a business would rather pay a penalty that was less than the actual amount it cost to cover an employee? This was the entire reason why the Obamacare penalty was made so low, to entire businesses to drop insurance coverage and push their employee’s on the government insurance dole. This is the first step to universal, government controlled health care.
LIAR: If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor, period! If you like your healthcare plan, you can keep your healthcare plan. period!
President Obama’s health care law will push 7 million people out of their job-based insurance coverage — nearly twice the previous estimate, according to the latest estimates from the Congressional Budget Office released Tuesday.
CBO said that this year’s tax cuts have changed the incentives for businesses and made it less attractive to pay for insurance, meaning fewer will decide to do so. Instead, they’ll choose to pay a penalty to the government, totaling $13 billion in higher fees over the next decade.
But the non-partisan agency also expects fewer people to have to pay individual penalties to the IRS than it earlier projects, because of a better method for calculating incomes that found more people will be exempt.
THE OBAMA LIE … So what happened to Barack Obama’s promise to the American people? Obama told the American people and was reelected based on the following
promise lie. He stated that no matter how we reform health care we will keep the following promise to the American people. “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor, period! If you like your healthcare plan, you can keep your healthcare plan. period! No one will take it away. No matter what”. What a bold faced lie (VIDEO). Every promise that Obama made that his Obamacare was going to do has done just the opposite and they knew it all along. It did not lower the cost of insurance coverage, it increased it. It did not make doctors and hospitals became less administrators and accountants, it made them more. It did not create 100′s of thousands of more jobs, it caused businesses to lay off workers also HERE, HERE and HERE. It did not increase employee take home pay either. It has all been one big Obama lie and an uninformed Honey Boo Boo, envious electorate bought it hook, line and sinker.
Posted February 6, 2013 by Scared Monkeys
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Thanks to Obamacare Smith & Nephew Orthopedics Laying Off 100 Workers Because of 2.3% Excise Tax on Medical Devices
Obamacare costs Americans more jobs …
The 100 employees who are being laid off at Smith & Nephew Orthopedics in Memphis, TN and Andover, MA can than President Barack Obama and Obamacare for their new found unemployment. The lay offs are being attributed to Obamacare and the excise tax was built into the Affordable Healthcare Act and took effect on January 1, 2013 that puts a 2.3% tax on medical devices. Just yet more brilliance from Barack Obama and the government take over of healthcare. With a poor economy and a jobs market that continues to struggle with job growth, Obama has done his part to make sure even more Americans lose their jobs. All in the name of taxes and increasing g revenue to pay fro his boondoggle called Obamacare.
I guess its kind of hard for you to keep your insurance and doctors like I promised if you lose your job, eh?
Smith & Nephew Orthopedics is laying off an estimated 100 employees in Memphis and Andover, Mass., citing the 2.3 percent excise tax on orthopedic device companies as the reason.
Joe Metzger, senior vice president of corporate communications for Smith & Nephew, said the tax is impacting “a number of companies across the U.S.”
“Smith & Nephew is not immune from this added expense burden,” Metzger said in a statement. “Unfortunately, and in order to absorb this cost burden into our business, this has meant less than 100 positions have been made redundant across various departmental functions in our Tennessee and Massachusetts sites. The company is providing the affected employees with a comprehensive severance package and outplacement support.”
Smith & Nephew employs an estimated 1,815 people in Memphis, according to Memphis Business Journal research. Metzger declined to reveal how many of the roughly 100 layoffs occurred in Memphis. A report in the Memphis Daily News, quoting anonymous sources, said there were 60 local jobs lost.
Just curious, if Obamacare is so affordable, why are people losing their jobs to pay for it?
What Happened to that Free and Discounted Premium Obama Health Care … IRS Says Cheapest Obamacare Plan Will Be $20,000 Per Family
Hey America, how’s that free and discounted Obamacare healthcare looking now?
LION LYING KING: HEALTHCARE COST EDITION: In a further effort to prove that a sucker is born every minute and most of the them voted for Barack Obama in the 2012 presidential election, we are now presented with even more details of the Obamacare healthcare law that Nancy Pelosi stated that we had to pass it in order to find out what’s in it. Barack Obama sold this bill of goods to the American public saying that it would reduce insurance premiums, and in some cases up to 3000%. Yes, as the Gateway Pundit reminds us, Barack Obama actually said that you would get a 3000% discount on your insurance premiums from your employers and a raise. The said reality was that the ignorant and uninformed voters actually bought Obama’s BS.
However, the reality is that the IRS is saying that the cheapest Obamacare plan will cost a family $20,000 a year. How’s that “Hopey-Changey” Obamacare working out for ya now? Why is the IRS making these comments? They will be the enforcement agency of Obamacare and come after those who do not have insurance. Under the law, the penalty for not buying health insurance is supposed to be capped at either the annual average Bronze premium, 2.5 percent of taxable income, or $2,085.00 per family in 2016. Huh, the IRS is calling it a penalty. Wasn’t it the US Supreme Court that called it a tax?
In a final regulation issued Wednesday, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) assumed that under Obamacare the cheapest health insurance plan available in 2016 for a family will cost $20,000 for the year.
Under Obamacare, Americans will be required to buy health insurance or pay a penalty to the IRS.
The IRS’s assumption that the cheapest plan for a family will cost $20,000 per year is found in examples the IRS gives to help people understand how to calculate the penalty they will need to pay the government if they do not buy a mandated health plan.
The examples point to families of four and families of five, both of which the IRS expects in its assumptions to pay a minimum of $20,000 per year for a bronze plan.
“The annual national average bronze plan premium for a family of 5 (2 adults, 3 children) is $20,000,” the regulation says.
AMERICA, HAS DOES IT FEEL TO BE LIED TO? GOOD LUCK WITH YOU $20,000 OBAMACARE FAMILY PLAN.
PGA Golfer Phil Mickelson May Retire or Move from California After Democrats Rob Him of 62% of His Income
WELCOME TO BARACK OBAMA’S CLASS WARFARE WORLD … Is the Obama tax increase going to force golfer Phil Mickelson to retire, maybe.
In an interview with Forbes, PGA golfer Phil Mickelson stated that he may retire and/or move from California as Obama and Democrat tax increases now take more than 62% of his income. Thanks to Barack Obama, Democrats, Obamacare and the state of California, Mickelson will see far less money at years end. Due to the fiscal cliff bill, Mickelson will experience an increase in his top tax rate on ordinary income from 35% to 39.6%, and an increase in his top rate on long-term capital gains and qualified dividends from 15% to 20%. Also, because Obama allowed the expiration of the temporary 2% reduction in the payroll tax rate on the first $113,700 of self-employment income. Wait, there is more. Thanks to Obamacare, Mickelson will be liable for an additional 0.9% tax on his self-employment income and 3.8% tax on his net investment income after each exceeds $250,000. However, it does not stop there, the folks of California actually passed a proposition to increase taxes. In November, California passed Proposition 30, which increases the top income tax rate on resident millionaires to 13.3%.
Word is, Phil Mickelson is mad as hell about rising tax rates, and he’s not going to take it anymore. What follows is a brief portion of an interview Mickelson gave earlier today after carding a final-round 66 at the Palmer Course at PGA West in La Quinta – which I assure you, is not associated with the La Quinta next door to your local Denny’s – in which the golfer hinted that he is considering drastic career changes because of a combined tax rate nearing “62, 63 percent:”
Q. When you’re asked about Stricker’s semi-retirement, with the political situation the last couple months, blah, blah, blah, what did you mean by that? Do you find it an unsettling time in a way?
PHIL MICKELSON: Well, it’s been an interesting offseason. And I’m going to have to make some drastic changes. I’m not going to jump the gun and do it right away, but I will be making some drastic changes.
Why wouldn’t one question working hard, entering as many tournaments as Phil does and being away from his family when between the feds and state they take more than 60% of his income. All this so Obama and the libs in California can redistribute his hard work to slackers. Makes all the sense in the world, those that work their tail off, to have the fruits of their labor given to those who don’t. Welcome to Obamaland.