|Author of I'm Feeling Lucky says "Raise my taxes"|
| 6:02 pm on Sep 28, 2011 (gmt 0)|
|Google Millionaire to Obama: 'Raise My Taxes' |
On Monday, in a town hall meeting in Mountain View, Calif., President Obama called on a seemingly-anonymous member of the audience to ask a question....
"Thank you, Mr. President," the man began. "I don't have a job, but that's because I've 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, I'm unemployed by choice. My question is: Would you please raise my taxes?"
The audience member was Google's 59th employee, Douglas Edwards - author of the book "I'm Feeling Lucky"
| 1:04 pm on Sep 29, 2011 (gmt 0)|
I presume, being unemployed, if his taxes are raised he'd benefit rather than having to pay more. Or, perhaps he's got so much money he doesn't need to worry about a job or a tax increase.
| 1:21 pm on Sep 29, 2011 (gmt 0)|
nice publicity stunt.
| 1:24 pm on Sep 29, 2011 (gmt 0)|
Joe the plumber's idiot brother. That's not a question, that's a rhetorical question to make a point. Frankly it's dishonest. If you want to stand up and say 'yeah Obama, higher taxes for the rich', then just stand up and be a fanboy. Quit being ingenious and trying to look like an average joe asking a simple question. 'Small startup down the street', give me a break.
[edited by: wheel at 1:31 pm (utc) on Sep 29, 2011]
| 1:27 pm on Sep 29, 2011 (gmt 0)|
I'm sorry I bought his book.
| 3:06 pm on Sep 29, 2011 (gmt 0)|
The guy should be shot.
| 3:20 pm on Sep 29, 2011 (gmt 0)|
Unlikely. It's illegal in all states except Texas and Missouri.