"That's the promise we need to keep. That's the change we need right now. So let me spell out exactly what that change would mean if I am president.
Change means a tax code that doesn't reward the lobbyists who wrote it, but the American workers and small businesses who deserve it.
Unlike John McCain, I will stop giving tax breaks to corporations that ship jobs overseas, and I will start giving them to companies that create good jobs right here in America.
I will eliminate capital gains taxes for the small businesses and the startups that will create the high-wage, high-tech jobs of tomorrow.
I will cut taxes — cut taxes for 95% of all working families. Because in an economy like this, the last thing we should do is raise taxes on the middle-class.
And for the sake of our economy, our security, and the future of our planet, I will set a clear goal as president: In ten years, we will finally end our dependence on oil from the Middle East.
Washington's been talking about our oil addiction for the last thirty years, and John McCain has been there for twenty-six of them. In that time, he's said no to higher fuel-efficiency standards for cars, no to investments in renewable energy, no to renewable fuels. And today, we import triple the amount of oil as the day that Senator McCain took office.
Now is the time to end this addiction, and to understand that drilling is a stopgap measure, not a long-term solution. Not even close.
As president, I will tap our natural gas reserves, invest in clean coal technology, and find ways to safely harness nuclear power. I'll help our auto companies retool, so that the fuel-efficient cars of the future are built right here in America. I'll make it easier for the American people to afford these new cars. And I'll invest 150 billion dollars over the next decade in affordable, renewable sources of energy; wind power and solar power and the next generation of biofuels; an investment that will lead to new industries and 5 million new jobs that pay well and can't ever be outsourced."
After all the rhetorical flourishes and verbal stabs across the isle, Obama lays down his issues.
Tax Code. We're going to re-write it so it's not for lobbyists.
- How do we do that? I vote flat tax. But can't be the answer, can it?
- Am I the only one who finds promising tax cuts to be odd? He's a democrat. Bush did this.
-Pay more for failing systems.
Health care for all.
How? The companies will pay for it. Where do companies get money? The customers. Who pays for government mandates upon corporations? We do.
Freakin brilliant. Why wait, inaugurate this communist right now.
"If John McCain wants to have a debate about who has the temperament, and judgment, to serve as the next commander in chief, that's a debate I'm ready to have."
Because those 6 town hall meetings John asked Barak to attend just weren't enough of a challenge.
War on Terror...
There is none.
We're fortunate this woefully inept policy maker is the democrat candidate, because McCain's group is going to have a field day before he even puts foot on the debate floor.
I'm looking forward to those, because ol' John knows what he's talking about, and I think will be able to mop the floor over the course of the debates.