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Pennies, Marijuana and Cell Phones: The Top Questions for Obama's Google Hangout

oldenoughtoknowsomething Wrote: Feb 15, 2013 5:46 PM
Let's try this again. The video was interesting until the maker stated that "more civilized countries" include the sales tax in the shelf price. Set aside the fact that they are collecting a VAT, not a sales tax and that they end up paying a great deal more, we need visible taxes. One of the problems with the income tax is the method of withholding that makes people think they aren't paying as much because they "get money back" when they file their taxes. We must have a visible sales tax so we know what we are paying.

Today at 4:50 PM ET, President Obama will take questions in a Google+ Hangout. 16,514 people submitted 7,520 questions and cast 97,853 votes for what questions that they wanted President Obama to answer.

This is President Obama's second Google Plus Hangout. His first took place on January 30, 2012. On August 29, 2012, President Obama participated in a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" thread. In that thread he responded to 10 questions (most of which were the most popular questions). Some of the questions that he chose to respond to were "soft-ball" questions such as,"Who's your favourite [sic]...