Saturday, October 18, 2008

Obama's tax proposals...

Obama's "Welfare"
McCain calls Obama's refundable tax credits "welfare," but calls his own "reform."

The McCain campaign has taken to denigrating some of Obama's tax proposals as "welfare" rather than tax cuts. And it continues to mislead about who would see a tax increase.
  • A new McCain-Palin Web ad characterizes Obama's proposed refundable tax credits as "welfare." But McCain himself proposes refundable tax credits, too, as part of his health care plan, and calls them "reform."

  • The ad also says "hard-working families" and "seniors" would pay higher taxes. But – need we say this again? – that would be true only for the affluent few, not for the many.

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Putz said...

quit being so nicy nice and go for the jugular, teach

SandyCarlson said...

Thanks for staying on it, Mary!

Dianne said...

no matter what you say or do or how many facts you come armed with there will always be some who

don't listen
don't care
prefer help for the rich only
never looked up the word socialism

and on and on Mary

I am going thru it with some friends, family and neighbors

Anonymous said...

It's good that you're posting excerpts from I have found that site to be truly unbiased -- a haven in these times of ferociously biased reporting -- not to mention the nasty email pass-arounds from both sides.

Bravo, Mary.

Gattina said...

I think that a lot of your population thinks that the $ fall from heaven. Without taxes no services either, that's normal. Maybe it interests you that we in Belgium pay from 30 to 50 % taxes on the gross salary. This includes pension, healthcare, and benefice if you loose your work. It also pays the 3 to 4 weeks legal holidays and 3 months pregnancy "vacation".

Lew said...

I found it somewhat amusing that McCain thinks all plumbers make over $250,000 a year!

maryt/theteach said...

Thanks guys, trying to keep it real and factual... :)

Travis Cody said...

A lot of people who say they are afraid of Senator Obama's tax plan haven't really read it and simply spit out sound bites that have no relation to the actual points in the plan.