(CNN) – Since John McCain announced he would be suspending his campaign pending the passage of a bailout bill, his staffers have said they are in the process of pulling down television ads. Rival Barack Obama’s campaign is taking the opposite approach, launching a one-minute spot featuring the Democratic nominee talking about his economic plan. The campaign says the spot will air in “key targeted states” starting Thursday.
For eight years we’ve been told that the way to a stronger economy was to give huge tax breaks to corporations and the wealthiest.
Cut oversight on Wall Street.
And somehow all Americans would benefit.
Well now we know the truth.
Instead of prosperity trickling down, pain has trickled up. We need to change direction. Now.
I’m Barack Obama. Here’s what I’ll do as president: End the Wall Street free
for all with commonsense safeguards that put homeowners and struggling families
first - not corporate greed and CEO bonuses. Jumpstart our economy with
a middle class tax cut, paid for by closing special interest group loopholes. Get serious about energy independence. A ten-year mission to create millions of good paying jobs by
investing in made-in-America energy and infrastructure. You can read my whole
plan to rebuild our economy on our website, Barackobama.com.
It’s time to get our economy back on track and put the middle class first
again. And that’s why I approve this message.