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Friday, September 19, 2008
McCain Web Ad "Patriotic" Uses Biden Comment About Taxes

A comment by Joe Biden that taxpayers making more than $250,000 should be "patriotic" about their tax rate going up was quickly turned into a Web ad by the McCain campaign. The ad implies that Obama's proposed increase in the tax rate for high-income earner would affect all taxpayers. Republican TV campaign ads since 1952 have accused Democrats of supporting higher taxes.

McCain Web ad "Patriotic:"

Eisenhower ad about taxes, "Sturdy Lifeboat:"