As Sen. Barack Obama says, "There's a big difference between the change we need and the Bush-McCain politics we need to leave behind." On the campaign trail, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's scripted speeches deliberately misrepresent the facts about Sen. Obama's tax plan. Here are the real key points of Obama's plan:
1. A $1,000 emergency energy rebate to help families with high fuel costs, while putting $50 billion into job creation to get our economy back on track.
2. Families making less than $250,000 a year will get a tax cut three times larger than under John McCain's plan and will face absolutely no tax increases.
3. While McCain has voted against raising the minimum wage 19 times, Obama would raise the minimum wage and set it to rise automatically with inflation.
4. Invest $15 billion a year in green energy research to reduce our economy's dependence on foreign oil and create five million American jobs a year.
As for health care, McCain remains clueless.