September 29th, 2008
12:44 PM ET
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McCain questions Obama's tax votes

Sen. John McCain slammed Sen. Barack Obama's economic policy at a campaign event in Columbus, Ohio.
Sen. John McCain slammed Sen. Barack Obama's economic policy at a campaign event in Columbus, Ohio.

(CNN) – Sen. John McCain told voters Monday that Sen. Barack Obama isn't being honest about his tax votes and said the Democrat is "always cheering for higher taxes."

In response, the Obama campaign called McCain's remarks "false attacks" and an "angry diatribe."

Fact Check: Obama's tax record

The economy is the No. 1 issue on the minds of voters, polls show, and both candidates are trying to convince voters that they will do a better job of getting the financial crisis under control.

"Two times, on March 14, 2008, and June 4, 2008, in the Democratic budget resolution, he voted to raise taxes on people making just $42,000 per year. He even said at the time that this vote for higher taxes on the middle class was 'getting our nation's priorities back on track,' " McCain said at a rally in Columbus, Ohio.

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soundoff (138 Responses)
  1. GARY

    OBAMA IS A BIG JOKE AND B.S. JUST LIKE HIS HATING SUPPORTERS. OBAMA HAS A LINE OF B.S. A MILE LONG AND YOU NAIVE MORONS BELIEVE EVERYTHING HE SAYS. I NEVER KNEW THIS COUNTRY HAD SO MANY LOST MINDED YOUNG PEOPLE IN IT. GOD HELP US ALL THAT YOU YOUNG MORONS ARE OUR FUTURE. IT SHOWS HOW THIS COUNTRY WILL BE FROM THE HATE AND THE GREENHORN OF A CANIDATE YOUR VOTING IN. MCCAIN/PALIN THE REAL DEAL. COUNTRIE'S SAFETY FIRST

    September 29, 2008 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  2. Ed, Santa Fe NM

    McCain is OLD OLD OLD.... and he doesn't have a CLUE... just look at that boob Palin he picked!

    September 29, 2008 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  3. Vietnam Vet

    More lies by McCain and Palen

    September 29, 2008 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  4. AJ

    Both of these guys really revolt me. I am a lifelong Democrat who will be sitting home this election cycle. I dont think either McCain or Obama are fit to lead our nation.

    September 29, 2008 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  5. Jimmy

    Hey Debby, it's real simple, you can take $1.00 from 95 people or you can take $95.00 from one person. It's still $95.00. Now what makes more sense, taking $1.00 from the 95 people who only have $1.50, or taking $95.00 from the one person who has $1000.00.

    September 29, 2008 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  6. ted

    Republicans are blaming democrats on Bailout failure but the fact is ...

    Among Republicans, 65 voted in favor and 133 against
    Among Democrats, 140 voted in favor and 95 against

    Republicans/McCain playing dirty politics, they really dont care about American people, its really not gonna bother them even if country goes into depression..

    wake up republicans, this generation people are smart – they not gonna fall for old McCain tricks – I think American people are not that stupid. my predication is McChicken & cheerleader will get lowest votes in the history of US elections .... not even 20% ..

    September 29, 2008 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  7. Vegas

    Tell it like it is McCain...

    Obama's lied at every turn...

    September 29, 2008 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  8. Mary

    McCain has Every right to question Obama taxes He will increase it when he gets in office he likes to talk out both sides of his face, He is a deceiver no if but about it, he always trying to cover, and back track what he says, just to get more points and votes on election day, but there is no fooling the American people, He got lots of Money of the Lobbist, and he says he for the American people, he say John McCain is doing wrong, well I say look at his what he is Covering up!! before you vote for him, He wants Abortion, he Soports the Homosexual Agenda, He wants to do more surveillance on us, you think your being watched now, you wont be able to pick you nose and he will be watching, And He Was NOT born in the united States, he was Born in Africa, and the News Media is not bring this out, there not going into his background like they are palins, so who is for who,

    September 29, 2008 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  9. God Bless The Child Who's Got His Own

    Obama was raised properly–he cares about people and has integrity. McCain is a spoiled brat who behaves badly when he doesn't get his way.

    He didn't look at Barack because Barack is the only person standing in his way of the presidency. McCain has lied, cheated, and stolen Barack's messages, but Barack is still standing. Why? Because the American people know better. After 8 years of George Bush we now realize the government belongs to us, not some spoiled rich kids who's received everything their daddies could hand out.

    Obama, Biden 08

    September 29, 2008 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  10. Janine

    Obama is moving the tax structure back to where it was under the Clinton Administration for the people making more than $250,000. You guys remember those times right, when we weren't watching our financial markets plummet. And if you look at both plans McCain's plan cost MORE than Obama's. Plus with McCain as President, we will be in Iraq ($11 billion a month) indefinitely. I still don't get it. Iraq has a money surplus and US taxpayers are paying to police their country.

    September 29, 2008 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  11. Tangy, MD

    I'm deregulating McCain and sending him back to Arizona. I will never understand why Americans send people to lead the government who don't like the government. I don't get it.

    I'm hoping young people will come out in droves and drag this country into the 21st century, where it belongs. Let the McCains and Bushes watch the progess from their rocking chairs.

    America First, and McCain last on November 4th.

    September 29, 2008 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  12. Darryl

    This idiot do get it you need to pay taxes in order to pay off our debts.

    This needed bailout is required because of the Fail Bush Administration and John McCain..... deregulation????????

    September 29, 2008 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  13. Courtney

    ***********OBAMA FOR PRESIDENT*************

    **********OBAMA WILL BE OUR NEXT PRESIDENT***********

    September 29, 2008 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
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