The bigger crock, IMHO, is the fact that LinkedIn and BO both pretended that this thing was random and wasn’t staged. Commie propaganda scum.
20-teen’s version of the “pony-tailed guy”?
They can aford it, right?
Hey, Doug! Write a check! What are you waiting for?
If you’re smart, give to a favorite charity. Better than giving it to Mr. Obama. He can’t count.
Progressives don’t understand the difference between value creation and value capture.
Send in all you want to assclown - but keep your libtard hands out of MY wallet.
All the people who think they aren't taxed enough, along with those that don't pay any income taxes, could all come together and raise millions for the US Treasury Department.
...nothing stopping him from donating more of his money to the treasury. Meanwhile, he will continue to pay an army of accountants to find every possible loophole and deduction.
I could support raising taxes on all Google execs
See here :
Ive often said that I wish there were some humane way to get rid of the rich. If you asked why, Id answer that getting rid of the rich would save us from distraction by leftist hustlers promoting the politics of envy. Not having the rich to fret over might enable us to better focus our energies on whats in the best interest of the 99.99 percent of the rest of us. Lets look at some facts about the rich laid out by Bill Whittle citing statistics on his RealClearPolitics video Eat the Rich.
This year, Congress will spend $3.7 trillion dollars. That turns out to be about $10 billion per day. Can we prey upon the rich to cough up the money? According to IRS statistics, roughly 2 percent of U.S. households have an income of $250,000 and above. By the way, $250,000 per year hardly qualifies one as being rich. Its not even yacht and Learjet money. All told, households earning $250,000 and above account for 25 percent, or $1.97 trillion, of the nearly $8 trillion of total household income. If Congress imposed a 100 percent tax, taking all earnings above $250,000 per year, it would yield the princely sum of $1.4 trillion. That would keep the government running for 141 days, but theres a problem because there are 224 more days left in the year.
How about corporate profits to fill the gap? Fortune 500 companies earn nearly $400 billion in profits. Since leftists think profits are little less than theft and greed, Congress might confiscate these ill-gotten gains so that they can be returned to their rightful owners. Taking corporate profits would keep the government running for another 40 days, but that along with confiscating all income above $250,000 would only get us to the end of June. Congress must search elsewhere.
According to Forbes 400, America has 400 billionaires with a combined net worth of $1.3 trillion. Congress could confiscate their stocks and bonds, and force them to sell their businesses, yachts, airplanes, mansions and jewelry.
The problem is that after fleecing the rich of their income and net worth, and the Fortune 500 corporations of their profits, it would only get us to mid-August. The fact of the matter is there are not enough rich people to come anywhere close to satisfying Congress voracious spending appetite. Theyre going to have to go after the non-rich.
they would not say raise taxes if they did not know how to avoid them.
During viet nam the illiterati would “protest” by refusing to pay taxes. HOWEVER they would place the money in a seperate account, tell the IRS the account details, and the IRS would simple garnnish the account. The protest looked good for PR and the rich illiterati (hollyweirdos etc) would pay their taxes so they could keep making big bucks.
Actually this EXACTLY what we want. People who pay no taxes should be paying a minimum tax. Think of the impact of half the taxpayers having to pay a minimum tax of say $500!
I say that we should jump on this idiot’s ramblings and whole-heartedly institute minimum tax and no refunds to people with no tax liability.
"You're not very bright are you, Google? The point of all this is to take money for the government from working folks. Our money should be put in trusts like the Bill Gates Foundation where it can be managed sensibly."
In his defense, the Google motto is “Don’t be evil.”
Now if it were “Don’t be stupid,” we might have a case here...
Citizens who wish to make a general donation to the U.S. government may send contributions to a specific account called “Gifts to the United States.Financial gifts can be made by check or money order payable to the United States Treasury and mailed to the address below.
Gifts to the United States
U.S. Department of the Treasury
Credit Accounting Branch
3700 East-West Highway, Room 622D
Hyattsville, MD 20782
If these idiots were sincere about wanting to give the government money, they could write a check at any time. Liars and hypocrits - all of them.
Dem Fat Cat Begs Obama To Raise His Taxes
Former Googler Asks Obama: Please Raise My Taxes!
Former early Google employee Doug Edwards had a message for President Obama today: Raise my taxes, please.
Edwards, who was employee #59 at Google and is now not working, asked the question in Mountain View, Calif. at the Town Hall event today Obama held with LinkedIn to discuss job creation.
My question is would you please raise my taxes? Edwards said from the audience during the question and answer period.
Mr. Edwards worked as Googles first director of marketing and brand management for all of five years. Where, by his own account, they “had free meals every day that were as good as any served by the finest local restaurants, great workout facilities, massage therapists and doctors on staff, and an annual ski trip for all employees.”
Mr. Edwards retired from this strenuous life a multi-millionaire. He now derives his income from dividends and capital gains. But he wants the rest of us who actually have to work for a living to pay more income taxes in order to assuage his guilt.
By the way, according to FEC records, Mr. Doug Edwards has given $34,723 to Democrat candidates and the Democrat Party. So his selection to ask Mr. Obama a question was surely not a coincidence.
I would like very much for our country to continue to invest in things like Pell grants, infrastructure, job trainingprograms that made it possible for me to get to where I am. It kills me to see Congress not supporting the expiration of tax cuts that have been benefiting so much of us for so long.
Needless to say, Mr. Edwards could start a private scholarship. He could fund private job training programs. He could even invest some of his millions in a business that would hire people.
Moreover, as we have often mentioned before, there are any number of ways for people to pay more taxes should they choose to. They could refuse to take deductions. They could make direct donations to the US Treasury.
The plain truth is, Mr. Edwards does not just want to pay more to the government. He wants others to pay more. Otherwise, he would have offered to pay increased taxes for those who dont want or cant afford to pay more taxes. Which is the case for most of us.
After asking where Edwards formerly worked (to which Edwards replied coyly, a search engine), Obama said that the U.S. needs to invest in education and other infrastructure that makes people successful.
Were successful because somebody invested in our education, Obama said. Somebody built our schools. I went to school on scholarship We all benefited somewhere from somebody making an investment in us. If we make those investments how do we pay for it?
The US government collects somewhere close to $3 trillion dollars a year in taxes. You would think that should pay for something besides doomed solar panel companies.
Besides, someone should school Mr. Obama on the basics of the American system. The federal government was never meant to be the source for education funds in this country. The states fund education, primarily through their property taxes. Which, until very recently, have been at record heights.
Edwards, a former employee at the San Jose Mercury News and Markeplace, recently wrote a book entitled Im Feeling Lucky: The Confessions of Google Employee Number 59.
What a surprise. Mr. Edwards worked for one of the most leftwing newspapers in the country.
Hope this guy goes broke and ends up in a soup line at the Mission!
Edwards began his question by saying “I’m currently unemployed by choice.”
I believe a more accurate description is “retired.” He clearly was trying to gin up some sympathy for himself by describing himself as unemployed.
Tax this dude's "wealth" more (not yearly pay/imcome) and he'll change his tune real quick about getting taxed more.