Obama: ‘You Can’t Have a Modern Industrial Economy’ With Lower Taxes

If taxes consumed less of America’s wealth, as some Republicans would like, it would not be possible to have a “modern industrial economy,” President Obama said during a town hall event in Mountain View, Calif. on Monday.

A member of the audience asked whether he could pay more in taxes, adding that he had been helped by federal Pell grants and infrastructure and job training programs that allowed him to be successful.

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