Helpful Microcosm of Obama v. McCain on Taxes

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We’ve compared Obama and McCain on taxes before, but if you want a neat summary of how heavily weighted McCain’s policies are to the rich, check out the charts at the Wonk Room that illustrate how much the presidential candidates and their families will save under their respective tax plans. Did you know John and Cindy McCain will save $373,000 under the McCain tax plan? Barack and Michelle Obama save just $6,100 under the Obama plan.

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