Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Why the ultra-right is mobilizing against Obama

If you want to know why the ratcheted-up, anything-goes onslaught against Obama's presidential campaign, you need only look at this chart put together by the Washington Post, based on an analyis by the Tax Policy Center:

(source: Washington Post)

It graphically shows that

Obama's plan gives the biggest cuts to those who make the least, while McCain would give the largest cuts to the very wealthy.


For the approximately 147,000 families that make up the top 0.1 percent of the income scale, the difference between the two plans is stark. While McCain offers a $269,364 tax cut, Obama would raise their taxes, on average, by $701,885 - a difference of nearly $1 million.

The chart says it all. This election is not about "experience," "abortion," "national security," saluting the flag or lipstick. It is about a section of the tiny group of the richest people in our country, deathly afraid that finally they may be forced to pay the bill owed to the American people - to America's working families who have made their riches possible.

So this tiny group of very rich and powerful are priming up an all-out dirty campaign.

The outcome, I think, will rest on the grassroots mobilization by ordinary working class Americans fired up in the last few weeks of this campaign.

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