Maybe Phil Mickelson had it right.
The more I think about his comments I wrote about earlier this year, the more I think he has a point. In fact, in California, the tax situation may be the worst in the country (Hawaii currently holds that claim with a higher top rate and lower annual income than any other state).
the real dollars
What I think gets lost in translation, however, is just how much money we're talking about when it comes to taxes. Most of us understand the percentages, but what about the real dollars?