Baseball, Apple Pie, the Flag…

By Natalie Gewargis

Sep 18, 2008 10:28am

"We want to take money and put it back in the pocket of middle-class people," Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., told ABC News’ Kate Snow this morning on "Good Morning America."

What does that mean, "take money" and put it elsewhere?

"Anybody making over $250,000 — " Snow said.

"Is going to pay more," Biden finished.

"Is going to pay more," Snow repeated.

"You got it," said Biden. "It’s time to be patriotic, Kate. Time to jump in. Time to be part of the deal. Time to help get America out of the rut. And the way to do that is, they’re still going to pay less taxes than they did under Reagan."

The McCain-Palin campaign immediately pounced.

“Higher taxes and bigger government is not patriotic, it’s a prescription for fewer American jobs and greater economic hardship," said McCain-Palin campaign spox Tucker Bounds. "In case there is any confusion, when Barack Obama’s campaign describes tax increases as ‘patriotic,’ they plan to raise taxes and slow job growth.” 

- jpt

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