Thousands See Obama in St. Louis… McCain Responds to BO's Socialist Plans

It was a beautiful day in St. Louis.
The arch grounds were packed with thousands of supporters to hear Barack Obama talk about hope, change and socialism.
The crowd loved it:


KMOV photos.

Meanwhile… News surfaced today that Bill Ayers, the “guy who lived down the street from me”, just happened to share an office with Barack Obama in Chicago.

More… John McCain responded to Barack Obama’s speech today–
During the event Barack Obama defended his economic plan to issue tax credits to Americans that pay zero income tax in the first place:

“Barack Obama would give tax cuts to Americans who don’t pay any income taxes – it’s a policy Democrats used to call welfare, what Barack Obama calls ‘spreading the wealth around,’ and what Joe the Plumber calls socialism.” —Tucker Bounds, spokesman McCain-Palin 2008

** Tax Policy Center: Over 10 Years, Barack Obama Will Devote $1.05 Trillion To Households Paying No Income Tax – An Additional $647.51 Than Under Current Law. (Table T08-0191, “Senator Barack Obama’s Non-Health Tax Proposals As Described By His Economic Advisors: Impact On Outlays And Tax Units With No Individual Income Tax Liability, 2009-18,” Tax Policy Center, 7/25/08)

** Tax Policy Center: Under Obama’s Plan, he would direct $100.6 billion In 2009 To Households Who Pay No Income Tax. This is in essentially a check written to the 56.9 million households who will pay no income tax under existing law, plus an additional 15.4 million households who will have either no tax liability or receive a net refund due to Obama’s refundable tax credits. (Table T08-0191, “Senator Barack Obama’s Non-Health Tax Proposals As Described By His Economic Advisors: Impact On Outlays And Tax Units With No Individual Income Tax Liability, 2009-18,” Tax Policy Center, 7/25/08)

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