McCain Hates Poor People

I wonder why McCain hates poor people so much? Probably because he spent five years as a POW.

Obama and McCain Tax Proposals
According to a new analysis by the Tax Policy Center, a joint project of the Urban Institute and the Brookings Institution, Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain are both proposing tax plans that would result in cuts for most American families. Obama’s plan gives the biggest cuts to those who make the least, while McCain would give the largest cuts to the very wealthy. For the approximately 147,000 families that make up the top 0.1 percent of the income scale, the difference between the two plans is stark. While McCain offers a $269,364 tax cut, Obama would raise their taxes, on average, by $701,885 – a difference of nearly $1 million.


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[From Obama and McCain Tax Proposals – washingtonpost.com]

Seriously though, I think that one of the most impressive aspects of these numbers is the fact that Obama’s plan demonstrates a commitment to the poor and working-class of this country. That he has the courage to say, flat out to the wealthiest and most powerful people in this country that he is planning on raising their taxes tells me that he has a lot more invested in doing what is right rather than what is politically expedient.

Today, John McCain’s website talks of serving a cause greater than yourself. Yet, when faced with the largest national debt in history, a war that costs millions of dollars a day, a fragile and crumbling economy, McCain doesn’t seem interested in asking the wealthiest people in the country to serve any cause other than themselves.

I don’t know what you call that, but I call it hypocrisy.

Oh, and I don’t know what you call going around the country telling people that Obama would raise taxes for most Americans, but I call it lying.

(via Joya)

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