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95 Percent ‘Tax Cut’?

When Obama claims “tax cut,” he doesn’t mean what you think he does.

Debate note to John McCain: on the campaign trail, Barack Obama continues his divisive class warfare shtick claiming he will cut taxes for 95 percent of “working families.”  There are major discrepancies in his plan, his numbers and his rhetoric.  The Wall Street Journal did a breakdown explaining that his plan depends entirely on your definition of tax cut.  From the link:

“It’s a clever pitch, because it lets him pose as a middle-class tax cutter while disguising that he’s also proposing one of the largest tax increases ever on the other 5%. But how does he conjure this miracle, especially since more than a third of all Americans already pay no income taxes at all? There are several sleights of hand, but the most creative is to redefine the meaning of ‘tax cut.’”

“For the Obama Democrats, a tax cut is no longer letting you keep more of what you earn. In their lexicon, a tax cut includes tens of billions of dollars in government handouts that are disguised by the phrase ‘tax credit.’ Mr. Obama is proposing to create or expand no fewer than seven such credits for individuals.”

Democrat Congressman Tim Mahoney Caught in Sex Scandal

Disgraced former Congressman Mark Foley (R-Fla.) was the story of the 2006 election cycle.  The so-called mainstream media in news cycle after spin cycle reported exhaustively on the untoward emails and instant messages between Republican Foley and a Congressional page.  No physical relationship was ever claimed to have taken place in this sordid cyber tryst.  Many believe the scandal and cover-up was the turning point in the 2006 elections giving back control of Congress to the Democrats.  Now, in an ironic twist, the man who replaced Foley in the election, Rep. Tim Mahoney (D-Fla.), is in the middle of his own sex scandal that began on the campaign trail in 2006, when Mahoney reportedly began an affair then hired the young woman to work on his staff in Washington.  Mahoney is reported to have eventually fired and then paid the girl $121,000 in hush money.  It will be interesting to note if media outlets report on this actual affair, payoff with public and campaign funds and cover-up by Democrats.

Sarah Palin Is a Media Superstar  

The Washington Post reports on the impact Palin has made in the media during this election cycle in what they call The Palin Effect

New Obama Videos

As reported on WorldNetDaily.com, a scandalous new television ad is running in Pennsylvania created by Stephen Marks of pHAmerica.org.  The independent ad features footage Marks found of Obama mocking the Bible.

In another captured on video moment, Obama was caught on tape speaking to ACORN and other community organizer groups in December of 2007 letting them know that, if he is elected, they will be a large part of setting his presidential agenda.

1.5 Million Views and Growing

CatholicVote.com has produced a dramatic video presentation of issues that are of concern to Catholic voters.  The group’s goal was to have over 1 million people view the short ad, and they have already reached the 1.5 million mark as the ad circles the country through email.  You can view the video here

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