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Obama Campaign Keeps Changing Middle-Class Definition

Many commentators and myself have been taking some heat for declaring that Obama is going to raise taxes on the middle class.  John McCain has also been going with this point as well at rallies.  There are a few reasons why I think Obama will raise middle-class taxes.  First of all, he plans to raise capital gains taxes which will hit middle-class investors.  Raising taxes on corporations will mean higher prices for the middle-class as well.  Obama has so many new spending programs that he will be forced to get more tax revenue.  And Obama’s record does not match his rhetoric.  He has never once cut taxes on anyone and actually voted to raise taxes on singles making $42,000 annually.  I don’t trust that Obama won’t let those numbers slide downward.  Oh wait a minute, he’s already doing that.

Obama has been touting for months his tax plan that will not raise taxes “one dime” on families making less than $250,000.  We’ve all heard him say it a few thousand times.  Then he slipped up in the final debate and said, “…a middle-class tax cut for people making less than $200,000…”  Well, maybe it was just a slip…or maybe not, as is demonstrated in this new campaign ad:

So Obama really did mean $200,000.  That’s a $50,000 drop already.  And I’m sure you noticed like I did that the tax cuts for 95% of Americans has changed to be within the thresholds of having a job and paying taxes now.  Guess he finally understands that his first tax plan was welfare for non-tax payers.  So we’ve seen Obama’s tax plan change remarkably in a month.  But wait, there’s more.

Now Joe Biden is out on the stomp talking the tax plan and the middle-class is now those making $150,000 or less.  He said that yesterday in an interview.  John McCain sums up the Obama tax plan this way, “Sen. Obama has made a lot of promises.  First he said people making less than $250,000 would benefit from his plan, then this weekend he announced in an ad that if you’re a family making less than $200,000 you’ll benefit – but yesterday, right here in Pennsylvania, Sen. Biden said tax relief should only go to ‘middle class people – people making under 150,000 dollars a year.’ You getting an idea of what’s on their mind?”

You’ve been warned.

Obama Must Have Attended A Different Debate

I know the disciples will believe anything their messiah tells them, but really, his claim that McCain didn’t talk about the struggles of the middle class is just an outright lie.  What debate did he attend?  There Obama goes listening to his handlers again.

Here is what John McCain said last night that refutes Obama’s garbage:

“And have no doubt about the magnitude of this crisis. And we’re not talking about failure of institutions on Wall Street. We’re talking about failures on Main Street, and people who will lose their jobs, and their credits, and their homes, if we don’t fix the greatest fiscal crisis, probably in — certainly in our time, and I’ve been around a little while.”

“And Main Street is paying a penalty for the excesses and greed in Washington, D.C., and on Wall Street.”

“But I have a fundamental belief in the goodness and strength of the American worker. And the American worker is the most productive, the most innovative.”

Here is McCain’s explanation of why cutting business taxes works and improves America: “I want to cut that business tax. I want to cut it so that businesses will remain in — in the United States of America and create jobs.”

Some more on the middle class:

“So the point is, I want people to have tax cuts. I want every family to have a $5,000 refundable tax credit so they can go out and purchase their own health care. I want to double the dividend from $3,500 to $7,000 for every dependent child in America.”

“Let’s give every American a choice: two tax brackets, generous dividends, and, two — and let Americans choose whether they want the — the existing tax code or they want a new tax code.”

So I guess the middle class is not a part of America or “every American family” or some of those people affected by this financial crisis.  Obama thinks the middle class is so friggin’ stupid that they have to hear “middle class” to know they are being talked about.  Again, the champion of “change” and being different uses the politics of class warfare and economic fear to draw disciples to himself.  Wake up and listen people!  You are being deceived.