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!
This was a fake, phony, fraud campaigning fiasco.