Another week, another attack ad:
The McCain campaign has announced it’s running yet another TV ad hitting Obama for his “celebrity” and for wanting to raise taxes.
ANNCR: Life in the spotlight must be grand, but for the rest of us times are tough. Obama voted to raise taxes on people making just $42,000.
He promises more taxes on small business, seniors, your life savings, your family. Painful taxes, hard choices for your budget. Not ready to lead. That’s the real Obama.
JOHN MCCAIN: I’m John McCain and I approved this message.
When it says that Obama voted “to raise taxes on people making just $42,000,” that was on a non-binding budget resolution vote that didn’t actually raise or lower taxes.
According to Obama’s economic plan, he would raise taxes only on those making more than $250,000 per year, and would provide tax cuts to those making less than that.
And the Obama camp starts to respond in the right way:
Says Obama spokesman Hari Sevugan in a a statement: “This ad is a lie, and it’s part of the old, tired politics of a party in Washington that has run out of ideas and run out of steam. Even though a host of independent, nonpartisan organizations have said this attack isn’t true, Senator McCain continues to lie about Senator Obama’s plan to give 95% of all families a tax cut of $1,000, and not raise taxes for those making under $250,000 a single dime. The reason so many families are hurting today is because we’ve had eight years of failed Bush policies that Sen. McCain wants to continue for another four, and that’s what Barack Obama will change as President.”
The word “lie” needs to be used whenever it applies, and this was a clear case of intentionally false information from McCain.