Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Taxes - the burden

Here's a graph that even I can read and learn something from. It displays in crystal clear terms each candidates proposals for taxes. I urge you to look at it.

I understand that reasonable people do disagree on tax rates and also on progressivity (or at least degrees of progressivity). If you want to hear Obama defend his tax plan against a tough interviewer, go watch this clip of him talking to Bill O'Reilly. Again, you don't need to agree with him to see that he understands the conservative critique and he even sympathizes with parts of it.

It's hard to imagine McCain being so comfortable with an equally voluble and critical interviewer. Forget about Palin. She's not allowed to talk to mean guys. Deference isn't what's needed. Tough questions and substantive answers.


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