McCain mentions Joe the Plumber! Notes that Obama would put him in a higher tax bracket, which would make him unable to employ people.
“Joe, I want to tell you, I’m not only going to help you buy that business that you have worked your whole life for, I will keep your taxes low. I will not stand for a tax increase on small business.”
Obama: “He’s been watching some ads from Senator McCain, so I’m going to tell you what I’m really going to do.”
Mark Hemingway, sitting next to me, alled the “McCain will cut taxes on oil companies” line ten seconds before Obama said it. “You can’t let that stand,” he grumbled.
McCain points, “You know how Senator Obama ended that conversation with Joe the Plumber? “We want to spread the wealth around… I want Joe the Plumber to spread that wealth around.”
“Why would you want to raise anybody’s taxes right now?”
Obama goes straight back to Exxon-Mobil.