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:
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!!! https://t.co/O6gZXFqZqM
— Devin Nunes (@DevinNunes) July 2, 2018
“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.”
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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