Wednesday, June 11, 2008

McCain Camp Distorts Obama's Tax Policies, Exaggerates Their Adverse Impact

The general election campaign is getting started. So far, a lot of charges are being bandied about, kind of long-distance lobs. But the tone is being set: Obama will make the economy a central issue in his campaign, blaming Bush, and associating McCain with Bush. In turn, McCain will try to paint Obama as inexperienced and a tax-and-spend liberal.

Witness: The presumptive Republican nominee has repeatedly said that Obama would enact “the largest tax increase since the Second World War.” A surrogate for McCain, former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, insists that Obama has not proposed “a single tax cut” and wants to “raise every tax in the book.”

Fiorina hasn't had a job since she was forced out at HP.

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