David Kirkpatrick

July 31, 2008

Obama attacks McCain on taxes

Filed under: Politics — Tags: , , , , — David Kirkpatrick @ 2:32 pm

Obama seized the moment after McCain waffled on a tax question this past weekend and has gone on the economic issue attack. He’s hammering McCain on the midde-class, a group that has been seen to seemingly vote against its economic interests in the past.

With his already very weak campaigning on economic issues and poor performance last weekend, McCain could be damaged by this attack and not have much of a response. I’m not sure the shake up at the top of McCain’s team to bring in Bush 43 strategists is going to help him.

From the AccountantsWorld.com (second) link:

Barack Obama tapped into the economic worries of middle-class voters on Wednesday, saying rival John McCain would stay on the “reckless” economic course taken by President George W. Bush.

With polls showing a tight race, the economy is at the forefront of U.S. voter concerns as gas prices, inflation and home foreclosure rates soar. As the campaigns head into the stretch before the August and September nominating conventions, Obama has tried to portray his Republican rival as four more years of unpopular Bush policies.

“We can choose to go another four years with the same reckless fiscal policies that have busted our budget, wreaked havoc in our economy, and mortgaged our children’s future on a mountain of debt; or we can restore fiscal responsibility in Washington,” Obama said in remarks prepared for an audience in Springfield, Missouri, the first stop on a bus tour devoted to discussing economic security.

He slammed McCain, saying that his rival wants to cut taxes for the wealthy, while his own policies would repeal Bush’s tax cuts for the rich, give $1,000 tax cuts to 95 percent of workers and provide relief to struggling homeowners.

Obama’s comments come a day after McCain battled to allay concerns among his conservative voter base that he is open to raising taxes to shore up America’s federal retirement program.

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