Ad Watch: Here we go again – another McCain-Palin ad distorts Obama’s position on taxes
Item by Chris Graham
At some point, they’ll tell us the unvarnished truth. That point isn’t the release of “Dome,” another ad from the McCain-Palin campaign slammed by FactCheck.org as being untruthful.
“Obama and his liberal congressional allies want a massive government, billions in spending increases, wasteful pork. And, we would pay — painful income taxes, skyrocketing taxes on life savings, electricity and home heating oil. Can your family afford that?” an announcer informs us in the spot, which you can view at the bottom of this story.
“In what has become an ongoing theme, the McCain-Palin campaign has released yet another ad that makes false claims about Barack Obama’s tax plan,” writes Joe Miller at FactCheck.org in an item posted earlier today. “The ad, which was released on Sept. 18 and which the campaign says will air nationally, claims that Obama will raise income taxes and will tax ‘life savings, electricity and home heating oil.’ As we keep saying, Obama says he’ll raise income taxes and capital gains taxes only for couples earning more than $250,000 per year or singles making over $200,000. He has proposed no plans to raise taxes on either home heating oil or electricity.”
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