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Second robocall slams Obama on taxes

A second robocall targets Barack Obama on taxes.

The automated call from John McCain's campaign and the Republican National Committee features a man named John arguing that Obama and Congressional Democrats will cause "massive tax increases."

"Barack Obama and his fellow Democrats have voted at least 94 times for tax hikes in the last four years, including raising taxes on those making only $42,000 per year," he says. "Now they tell us paying higher taxes is patriotic. They just don't get it."

Factcheck.org, a nonpartisan group checking claims made in the presidential election, found that the 94 votes cited as tax increases are padded, noting that 53 were for budget measures that would not result in any tax change, 23 were against proposed tax cuts and several votes were counted twice.

The "patriotic" line refers to a statement made in mid-September by vice presidential nominee Joe Biden, who noted that Obama's plans call for higher taxes on the wealthy.

"It's time to be patriotic ... time to jump in, time to be part of the deal, time to help get America out of the rut," he said.

As with other joint efforts, the call mentions Congressional Democrats to satisfy federal election requirements.

After the jump, the script.

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Hello, my name is John and I'm calling on behalf of John McCain and the RNC because we can't afford Barack Obama and his Congressional allies' massive tax increases.

Barack Obama and his fellow Democrats have voted at least 94 times for tax hikes in the last four years, including raising taxes on those making only $42,000 per year.

Now they tell us paying higher taxes is patriotic. They just don't get it.

When you go into the polling booth on Nov. 4, vote against higher taxes.

This call was paid for by McCain-Palin 2008 and the Republican National Committee at 202-863-8500.


Second robocall on taxes

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Re: Robots for McCain!

Fat free chicken strips?

Are you trying make me vote for McCain or just reminding me I'm hungry?

Thank God for foodstamps. I could almost eat the McCain/Palin sign outside my doublewide.

Robots for McCain!

Don't give the ACORN crowd any more ideas. They registered my mother who died in 1979 and my dog "Tick." They gave Tick some of those new fat free chicken strips and he signed on the dotted line. And agreed to be a poll worker.

Robots for McCain!

Too bad robots can't vote.

Yet.

McCain/Palin '08!

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