Obama's New Attack on Those Who Don't Want Higher Taxes: 'Selfishness'
On the stump this week, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., has pushed back against Sen. John McCain's description of his tax policies.
"The reason that we want to do this, change our tax code, is not because I have anything against the rich," Obama said in Sarasota, Fla., yesterday. "I love rich people! I want all of you to be rich. Go for it. Thatâ€™s the American dream, thatâ€™s the American way, thatâ€™s terrific.
"The point is, though, that -- and itâ€™s not just charity, itâ€™s not just that I want to help the middle class and working people who are trying to get in the middle class -- itâ€™s that when we actually make sure that everybodyâ€™s got a shot â€“ when young people can all go to college, when everybodyâ€™s got decent health care, when everybodyâ€™s got a little more money at the end of the month â€“ then guess what? Everybody starts spending that money, they decide maybe I can afford a new car, maybe I can...