Rep. Devin Nunes just warned basketball superstar LeBron James that he’s about to get hit with a huge tax bill after signing a four-year deal with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Nunes is a Republican Congressman from California! He was responded to the California Democratic Party’s tweet welcoming LeBron James to the Los Angeles Lakers:

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“LOL! Prepare to pay the highest taxes you ever have in your career!! You should have held out for more just to afford the Moonbeam weather tax!!!” Nunes tweeted, using California Gov. Jerry Brown’s nickname, “Moonbeam.”

WE reports:
The “weather tax” is a joke in California referring to “the high price of real estate and the high cost of living due to the combined tax burden,” funding California’s “socialistic ways,” a columnist for the Beach Street News wrote.

James, who is leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers after signing a $153.3 million contract, will now be subject to the highest income tax rate in the nation over the course of the 4-year agreement. California also has the highest sales tax in the nation, at 7.25 percent.

David Kline, spokesperson for the California Taxpayers Association, said California also has compounded property taxes that “can add hundreds or thousands of dollars every year,” according to Politifact.

Property taxes and the high cost of living are causing the mass exodus of Californians to surrounding states:

CNBC reported in March of this year: Californians fed up with housing costs and taxes are fleeing state in big numbers

•More Californians are moving from the Golden State, particularly lower-income residents, although even middle-class residents are saying goodbye.
•The trend is a symptom of the state’s housing crunch and, for some, high taxes.
•Census Bureau data show California lost just over 138,000 people to domestic migration in the 12 months ended in July 2017.
•Lower-cost states such as Arizona, Texas and Nevada are popular destinations for relocating Californians. 

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