McCain Ads Hit Obama on “Spread the Wealth” Comments

By Julia Hoppock

Oct 23, 2008 2:41pm

On TV and radio, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., is hitting his rival, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., on his "spread the wealth" comments he made to Joe Wurzelbacher, aka Joe the Plumber. The full exchange between the two can be seen and read HERE.

In this TV ad…

…and this radio ad…

…McCain assails the comments as indicative of a big-taxing mindset.

The radio ad features Florida Gov. Charlie Crist saying: "Hi, this is Governor Charlie Crist.  Let me tell you why I support my friend John McCain. He will lower your taxes. He will stop wasteful government spending. And John McCain knows that people don’t want to ‘spread the wealth.’

"He knows that Congress should let you keep more of your money, and not take it away."

An announcer adds: "Your savings, your job and your financial security are under siege. Congressional liberals will make it worse.  Congressional liberals plan nearly a trillion dollars in new government spending. To pay for it, Congressional liberals promise higher taxes on American families making over $42,000 a year.

"Barack Obama and Congressional liberals call it spreading the wealth around, we call it higher taxes, bigger government. Either way, it will cost you. Stop ‘em before they make it worse."

– jpt

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