Thursday, August 21, 2008
Not to get all political....but I couldnt let this one slide.
McCain was asked to define the word "rich" at a forum last week. His answer: "I think if you are just talking about income, how about $5 million?" The audience laughed, and he added: "But seriously, I don't think you can — I don't think seriously that — the point is that I'm trying to make here, seriously — and I'm sure that comment will be distorted — but the point is that we want to keep people's taxes low and increase revenues."
Obama, asked the same question at the forum, said those making $250,000 and higher are in the top 3 to 4 percent and "doing well."
Then yesterday, McCain was asked how many houses he owned. His reply:
"I think — I'll have my staff get to you," "It's condominiums where — I'll have them get to you."
I just think its funny that Obama is portrayed as an elitist and out of touch with the common american, when John McCain can't even tell you how many houses he owns. That doesnt seem to be a very common problem for most people. Also, the McCains are worth over $100 million dollars. The Obamas, around $4 million. Barak made around $2 million on book sales last year.
I honestly dont think anyones income has anything to do with running a precidency, but I hate feeling misleaded.