Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Wealthy Former Google Employee Tells Obama ‘Please Raise My Taxes!’


September 26, 2011
By Robert Sobel

During President Obama’s town hall event, “Putting America Back to Work” in Mountain View California, a question from the audience really put into prospective which party has the right ideology about caring for the country. The question came from former Google employee, Doug Edwards.

“My question is would you please raise my taxes? I would like very much for our country to continue to invest in things like Pell grants, infrastructure, job training–programs 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.”

That one question is the line in the sand between the two parties in the United States. On one side you have the Republican Party, the party who stands by less government, low taxes and giving money to the wealthy while promising they will be the ones who create jobs. On the other side you have the Democrats. The party who stands by the middle and working class. The party that stands with low-income earners and small business, who tries to inject what is right into the economy to get the country going again. The Bush tax cuts, which have destroyed the economy, need to expire on the top income earners before the wealthy gap becomes too wide. While Ronald Reagan started the country down a path of economic collapse and the Bush crime family pushed the ball forward, the Republicans continue to fight for the rich and the religious radicals. A man like Doug Edwards shows us what is really right for the country, common sense, shared sacrifice and the American dream.

tags: income inequality, wealth inequality

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