Thanks for sending in the email about Barack Obama's tax policy. This smear has been going
around the internet for months, and every word of it is dishonest and manipulative.
We don't know much about the author behind this email, but we do know that smears like this
are part of a broader, shadowy strategy to scare people who aren't very familiar with Barack by
spreading anonymous, false information.
The truth is, Barack Obama wants to promote a fair tax code that rewards hard work and will cut
taxes for 95% of American families by $1,000.
There's no way to stop these dangerous, misleading viral emails one by one, but together we can
take the political process back from these cynical fear politics. We can all start by spreading the
truth about Barack Obama and his tax plan. Head to Fight the Smears to get details about more
smears and see what else you can do.
Here are a few facts about Barack's tax policy that people should know:
* The independent website FactCheck.org has refuted each of the claims in this email point-
by-point. Check it out at
* Obama's tax plan will provide a new tax credit of $1,000 for 150 million American workers,
eliminate income taxes altogether for over 7 million senior citizens making less than $50,000 per
year, and provide an average of $500 to 10 million homeowners, most of whom earn less than
$50,000 per year.
* The independent Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center recently concluded that, "Senator
McCain's tax cuts would primarily benefit those with very high incomes…. Many fewer
households at the bottom of the income distribution would get tax cuts…. In marked contrast,
Senator Obama offers much larger tax breaks to low- and middle-income taxpayers and would
increase taxes on high-income taxpayers."
(Read the full report: http://www.taxpolicycenter.org/publications/url.cfm?ID=411693)
Please forward this to anyone you know who has received this smear email about Barack's tax
plan. Together we can make sure these negative and divisive attacks don't affect this election.
Thanks for your help,
Obama for America