Obama / McCain Tax Cuts: Let’s Get This Straight

The McCain campaign has worked diligently to mislead voters as to who exactly would benefit and who would not under their tax plan. They’ve worked even more diligently (read: lied) to mislead voters about Obama’s tax plan. So let’s get it down in black and white right here, right now.

If you make less than $2.87 million per year, Obama’s plan WILL NOT RAISE YOUR TAXES.

If you make less than $226,982 per year, Obama’s plan WILL GRANT YOU TAX CUTS.

Low-earning seniors would pay NO INCOME TAX AT ALL. 

The largest tax cuts would go to the poorest Americans.

The only people under the Obama plan who would have to pay more taxes, would be the wealthiest 0.1 percent of earners in the country. 

Are you paying attention?

Let’s look at McCain:

McCain’s plan would decrease taxes for all, BUT…


But wait, there’s more.

Americans in the LOWEST-INCOME BRACKET WOULD ONLY GET A 0.2 PERCENT DECREASE, the lowest decrease being offered under the McCain plan.

Those same individuals would get a 5.5 PERCENT DECREASE UNDER OBAMA’S PLAN. 

According to Truthdig.org:

[Obama’s plan] means substantially cutting taxes for lower earners and raising them for the super-wealthy. But it also means a whole range of programs to even up access to health care, education and housing. Obama’s proposal would reduce insurance costs across the board and offer tax credits to employees who buy insurance. It would also add a $4,000 tax credit for families to send their kids to college.

And to make it that much clearer, here’s a graph from The Washington Post that places all this in a more “visual” perspective:


Ignore the lies. Get the facts. Judge for yourself.

Obama / McCain Tax Cuts: Let’s Get This Straight

2 thoughts on “Obama / McCain Tax Cuts: Let’s Get This Straight

  1. Glenn says:

    Despite perceptions that Sen. John McCain has spent more time on the attack, Sen. Barack Obama aired more negative advertising last week than did the Arizona Republican, says a study released yesterday.

    Seventy-seven percent of the Illinois Democrat’s commercials were negative during the week after the Republican National Convention, compared with 56 percent of the spots run by McCain.


    “If we’re going to ask questions about, you know, who has been promulgating negative ads that are completely unrelated to the issues at hand, I think I win that contest pretty handily,” Obama said.

  2. halmasonberg says:

    Thanks for the info, Glenn. I don’t know what the polls show about others, but I rarely respond to the traditional “negative” ad. However, I do think that it’s important for people to know what McCain stands for and what Obama stands for. And not only how they differ, but why they believe the other’s policies are potentially destructive to this country. Obama’s ads have not been very effective for me. However, McCain’s ads have been scattered with outright lies. And thank god much of the press has called him on it. To the best of my knowledge, Obama’s ads, while somewhat weak and defensive, have not contained outright lies.

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