Skip to comments.Republicans in Silicon Valley explain why rich guys shouldn’t pay more taxes
Posted on 09/26/2011 8:56:41 PM PDT by SmithL
A key moment in the dueling Obama-House Republican visit to Silicon Valley Monday was when the wealthy, retired-early Google exec told President Obama to raise his taxes. Yes, you read that right.
I dont have a job, but thats because Ive been lucky enough to live in Silicon Valley for a while and work for a small startup down the street here that did quite well. So Im unemployed by choice. My question is would you please raise my taxes?
I would like very much to have the country to continue to invest in things like Pell Grants and infrastructure and job training programs that made it possible for me to get to where I am. And it kills me to see Congress not supporting the expiration of the tax cuts that have been benefiting so many of us for so long. I think that needs to change, and I hope that you will stay strong in doing that.
After he was done meeting with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg for an hour Monday after the FB event, we chatted with GOP Whip, Rep. Kevin McCarthy for a bit. Kevin is a self-described Bakersfield guy from the other side of tracks (and a family full of Democrats). So why shouldnt wealthy guys pay more taxes?
You know that small businesses are the greatest creators of jobs, McCarthy said. Between 2001-2007, he said, if you had a company of 500 people or fewer, you added 7 million jobs. If you had 500 or more, you lost a million. The way that small businesses are run, (those kind of tax increases) punishes them.
And 60 percent of those small businesses, he said, were five years old or younger. But the former entrepreneur said it is a lot harder to start a small business
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Community Organizing at its finest.
I’m glad the little people are finally accepting that the hard decisions in our society will all be made in secret by a handful of rich, white millionaires.
Google guy: raise my taxes! fun fun fun!
Obama: oh we’ll raise your taxes but the money will go to help Apple and Microsoft because they gave me even bigger donations.
The google guy isn’t even working,, so what taxes is he talking about? Investment taxes? Not much profits to tax these days.
Did he have a pony tail?
what’s the asinine equivalent of a pony? a burro?
Asnine adj of, relating to, or resembling an ass
A jackass is simply the asinine equivalent of a stallion.
I was right about the burro. Burros are small donkeys, like ponies are small horses.
Ah! I misunderstood your question, sorry.
Anyhow, this Google ass would not have a pony tail, he’d have a burro tail....
I would like very much to have the country to continue to invest in things like Pell Grants and infrastructure and job training programs that made it possible for me to get to where I am.”