Obama talks taxes in Kaukauna, Wisconsin: “I often say that John McCain is running to serve out George Bush’s third term, but when it comes to taxes that’s not being fair to George Bush.”
Also cites nonpartisan analysis claiming McCain’s tax plan favors the wealthiest.
McCain camp response: “In fact, Barack Obama would raise taxes for families making under $250,000 per year about 10 million times over – according to the very same report he cited.” Full statement here.
Plus: In morning media call, Obama-backer McCaskill gets tough on McCain’s tax plan, calls it “more of the same on steroids.”
Obama also rolls out the first of a series of “tax relief families,” where he talks to two parents about their financial difficulties, how his plan could help.
Politico points out: “‘Tax families’ were a signature element of President Bush’s presidential campaign in 2000 and his road show for his tax cut in 2001.”