Looking out for the ‘middle class’
Barack Obama likes to slam McCain for not mentioning the ‘middle class’ during their first debate while touting his erroneous claim that 95% of all Americans will see tax cuts under his administration.
Although he champions himself as the hero of the working class, Obama doesn’t mention that under his tax plans, one- and two-earner families, even those with no children, making $200,000 a year will see a nearly identical reduction in their income taxes as they would under McCain’s plan. Obama has shifted his class definitions before, but I’m not sure that too many people would consider $200,000 a year (even for a four-person household) to be ‘middle class.’
Why is Obama pushing tax cuts for the wealthy while bashing McCain for planning the same cuts?