POLITICAL observations & opinions

* Brown (Politico): Obama’s tax cuts for working people called “welfare” by McCain

Posted by Lew Weinstein on October 19, 2008

Carrie Brown writes on politico.com (thanks to KARIN for the link) …

  • Casting the tax debate as a “values” issue Saturday, Barack Obama said John McCain was “out-of-touch” for equating the Illinois senator’s plan to cut taxes for middle class families with welfare. 
  • “I’m not giving tax cuts to folks who don’t work. I’m giving tax cuts to folks who do work. That’s right, Missouri – John McCain is so out of touch with the struggles you are facing that he must be the first politician in history to call a tax cut for working people ‘welfare.’” 
  • Obama made the remarks at a rally that drew an estimated 100,000 people
  • Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), defended the Democratic presidential nominee. “Instead of doing the tax cut for the thinnest sliver at the top, which is the only thing Republicans ever want to do, Barack Obama wants to make the tax cuts go to the majority of Americans. He is not talking about spreading around wealth. He is talking about making sure most Americans get a tax cut.” 

Read the entire post at … http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1008/14702.html

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