Obama’s Definition Of Rich Getting Lower

Yesterday speaking to WNEP of Scranton, PA. Joe Biden lowered the bar on the Obama’s camp definition of what constitutes rich. Biden says that Obama doesn’t want to “spread the wealth around,” but just change the structure of the Bush tax cuts. “That $87 billion tax break doesn’t need to go to people making an average of 1.4 million, it should go like it used to. It should go to middle class people — people making under $150,000 a year,” Biden said. It didn’t take long for John McCain to respond saying, “Senator 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 dollars you’ll benefit.” Then he continued, “But yesterday, right here in Pennsylvania, Senator 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 huh? A little sneak peak.” “It’s interesting how their definition of rich has a way of creeping down. At this rate, it won’t be long before Senator Obama is right back to his vote that Americans making just $42,000 a year should get a tax increase,” he added. ”We can’t let that happen.” A Biden spokesperson said that McCain is just getting desperate saying, “We have a big choice in this election between tax relief for the middle class or more of the same Bush tax giveaways for Exxon Mobil and the most wealthy corporations. As Obama and Biden have always said, under their plan no family making less than $250,000 will see their taxes increase one cent. And if your family makes less than $200,000 – as 95 percent of workers and their families do – you’ll get a tax cut.” He added, “Maybe the McCain campaign keeps lying about Obama’s tax plan because with seven days left in this election, voters are rejecting McCain’s plan to give billions more in tax giveaways to big corporations and the wealthiest Americans – but nothing to more than 100 million middle-class families.”

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