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Author of I'm Feeling Lucky says "Raise my taxes"

     
6:02 pm on Sep 28, 2011 (gmt 0)

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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?"

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The audience member was Google's 59th employee, Douglas Edwards - author of the book "I'm Feeling Lucky"
1:04 pm on Sept 29, 2011 (gmt 0)

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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.
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nice publicity stunt.
1:24 pm on Sept 29, 2011 (gmt 0)

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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.

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1:27 pm on Sept 29, 2011 (gmt 0)

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I'm sorry I bought his book.
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The guy should be shot.
3:20 pm on Sept 29, 2011 (gmt 0)

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The guy should be shot.

Unlikely. It's illegal in all states except Texas and Missouri.
 

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