Please, Mr. President, raise my taxes so you don’t have to cut entitlements, pensions or waste.
Please raise my taxes so we can continue to send aid checks to countries that hate us.
Please raise my taxes so we can create new government agencies that give jobs and pensions to people who accomplish nothing.
Please raise my taxes so we can pay college tuition for illegal immigrants.
Please raise my taxes so we can pay for medical expenses of family members of non-citizens who can sponsor their parents even though they only hold a green card.
Please raise my taxes so we can continue paying welfare to people who have cashed checks for decades without ever looking for a job.
Please raise my taxes so we can cover growing pension payments for every government aide that has graced the land of the free and home of the brave.
Please raise my taxes so we subsidize corn farmers so we can make ethanol. Never mind that it costs $5.00 per gallon to produce and sells for $3.00.
Please raise my taxes so we can fund another Solyndra.
Doug Edwards, a former Google tech-millionaire, and Obama supporter was apparently OK’d to get up and ask Mr. Obama to raise his taxes, while speaking at a townhall meeting at LinkedIn.com. Since raising taxes has been one of Obama’s goals since he has been in office, and since Edwards has donated large sums of money to Democratic causes in the past, it would not be surprising if he approached the Obama team to pre-qualify the question knowing full well the sound-bite press coverage it would get.
Again, instead of raising taxes for anyone, let’s cut the fat, and let’s start with pensions. I challenge a politician, particularly a Republican politician to announce for the record they will forgo their pension once retired and then have them challenge others and see if it gains any traction.