California Rep Burns LeBron James for L.A. Move

Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., late Sunday warned 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.

“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.”

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.

Read more at the Washington Examiner.

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