Sunday, October 19, 2008

Obama-Biden Tax Calculator vs. "Rhetoric vs. Record"

The day is getting closer, and both parties have launched new web 'resources' for us little people to tinker with.
This is pretty ingenious

If you earn over $200,000 a year, you get no tax cut. The lower your income, the greater the tax cut.
Check out McCain's allegeations of Obama's "Rhetoric vs. Record".

It's very straightforward and easy to understand.

I can see how McCain's "Rhetoric vs. Record" can work, but in terms of visual appeal, Obama's camp once again beats out McCain's use of media. The calculator displays tax cuts from both McCain and Obama, with Obama's tax cuts up to 10 times more than McCain's. This isn't the most 'educated' response, but after using the calculator I don't really care about what Obama can't do right now.

The biggest blow from this calculator is not shown: when you enter $20k, you get $0 dollars in tax cuts, but what's crazy is that if you do over $200k, you get a
"You will probably not get a tax cut under the Obama-Biden plan"

What you don't see is how much you get from McCain if you make over $200k. Ouch.

The biggest issue here is accountability. McCain's site attempts this by providing proof as to how Obama contradicts himself. But Obama's camp takes a bold punch by sticking this calculator here, so that even if Obama contradicts himself, he will be held accountable to the T, the tax cut that you just found out that you will get.

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