State pols know Mickelson won’t be last to flee

Now that the California budget is roughly balanced, California Gov. Jerry Brown and the progressive Democrats who own the Legislature are crowing. You see, all we need to do is massively increase taxes and all is well. But they have to know that tax creators aren’t going to keep putting up with their plans. In my Orange County Register column, I make this point about the backlash against golfer Phil Mickelson, who might flee San Diego for a more hospitable tax climate: “The state uses a static model for calculating revenue. … If wealthy people keep leaving, then the state will have to pare back its budget. Perhaps the backlash against Mickelson is a sign of desperation by those who understand there just might be limits to how many golden eggs the geese can keep laying.”

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