Question at Obama town hall: “Would you please raise my taxes?”


At Obama’s LinkedIn town hall today, Obama was asked by the host to pick someone out of the audience to ask him a question. How ironic it is that the one person Obama picks would be the one rich guy who wants Obama to raise his taxes.

Here’s the entire eight minute question and answer:


UPDATE: Mark Knoller tweets the following about the questioner:

The man who asked Pres Obama to raise his taxes was Doug Edwards, former Dir of Consumer Marketing & brand management for Google.


UPDATE(2): From the Washington Examiner:

It seems relevant to point out that this rich liberal is Doug Edwards from the Obama-friendly and regulation-friendly Google.

Edwards has given $300,000 to politicians since 2000 — every single dime to Democrats. He specifically said he wanted his higher taxes to cover Pell Grants.

That’s about 60 Pell Grants he could have provided.

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