Thursday, September 18, 2008

A graphical comparison of the Obama and McCain tax plans.

Posted on Thu, Sep 18, 2008 at 10:06 AM

Think about this the next time the Republicans put out another "Oooh, scary Democrats just want to tax-and-spend all your money away" ads.

Click here for the full size version, with full explanation.

Notes -

The McCain tax plan doesn't give you even an 1% tax cut until you are making more than $66,000. I don't know about you, but that means it does virtually nothing for pretty much everyone I know. In fact, if you are in the bottom 60% of income earners, you get to keep paying taxes just like now. Only, revenues to the Federal Government will decline, as the super-rich get to knock hundreds of thousands of dollars off their tax bill.

By comparison, the Obama tax plan gives EVERYONE a tax cut, unless you are making more than $600,000 a year. It gives the largest tax breaks to the bottom 60% (i.e. us simple working-folk. Also known as you and I). In fact, the Obama plan only raises income taxes on the top 1% of income earners.

How could you even consider the Republican tax plan fair, unless you're ultra-wealthy? And if you are ultra-wealthy, how can you justify asking for MORE benefits while the rest of our economy goes down the crapper?

Seriously, I want to know - why would anyone making less than $200,000 a year even CONSIDER voting for the Republicans?

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club for as little as $5 a month.


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Read the Digital Print Issue

May 12, 2021

View more issues


© 2021 Orlando Weekly

Website powered by Foundation