McCain made the charge this morning before some appearances in battleground states, North Carolina and Virginia:
Republican presidential candidate John McCain on Saturday accused Democratic rival Barack Obama of favoring a socialistic economic approach by supporting tax cuts and tax credits McCain says would merely shuffle wealth rather than creating it.
“At least in Europe, the Socialist leaders who so admire my opponent are upfront about their objectives,” McCain said in a radio address. “They use real numbers and honest language. And we should demand equal candor from Sen. Obama. Raising taxes on some in order to give checks to others is not a tax cut; it’s just another government giveaway.”
He’s soft peddling it, really. Jerry Agar, filling in yesterday for The Mark Levin show, made the case that Obama is a Communist.
McCain also pointed out Obama’s bad math on his 95% tax cut:
Obama has said his tax policies would cut payments for 95 percent of working Americans, while increasing them only for families making more than $250,000 a year. McCain has argued that 40 percent of Americans don’t pay income taxes, either because they are seniors or don’t meet minimum earnings thresholds, so the only way to cut their taxes is to give them various credits.
I like how it says that “McCain has argued that 40 percent of Americans don’t pay income taxes”, as if that’s a debatable point.
“In other words, Barack Obama‘s tax plan would convert the IRS into a giant welfare agency, redistributing massive amounts of wealth at the direction of politicians in Washington,” McCain said in the radio address.
An Obama spokesman didn’t have an immediate response. Hey, good spin takes time.
Meanwhile, at an event in New Hampshire, the “preternaturally confident” Obama vowed to “change the country and change the world”.
On Sunday, McCain may appear in Ohio with “Joe the Plumber,” which would be awesome if it happens. Something tells me that after the way he’s been treated by the media and the Obama campaign (but I repeat myself), over the past few days, he’s in a fighting mood.
Obama has a whole army of community organizers committing voter fraud all across the nation for him. We’ve got Joe the Plumber.
I’m glad he’s on our team.