miércoles, 15 de octubre de 2008

8.49 PM - Correcciones

Estas son las correcciones que el Washington Post ha hecho durante el debate:

Final Presidential Debate
Taxes9:40 p.m.McCain just recyled a frequent claim, that Obama has voted to raise taxes on people making $42,000 a year. It's based on Obama's vote this year in support of a non-binding Democratic budget resolution that would allow the Bush tax cuts to expire in 2011 and 2013. Independent analysts have asserted this claim is misleading since the resolution did not actually call for raising taxes, but set budgetary targets based on the premise that the tax cuts would expire. Obama has separately promised that he would extend the Bush tax cuts for any family making less than $250,000.--Michael Abramowitz

Earmarks9:30 p.m.As in the last debate, McCain again raised the $3 million earmark for an "overhead projector" in a Chicago planetarium. "Overhead projector" conjures up the image of one of those pieces of equipment that high school science teachers roll out for their students. The Adler Planetarium in Chicago draws more than 400,000 visitors a year and is regarded as one of the principal scientific education centers in the country. The new projector will replace a 40-year old model that projects 4,500 stars on a 360-degree planetarium dome. --Michael Dobbs

Joe the Plumber9:19 p.m.John McCain raised the story of "Joe the Plumber" who ran into Barack Obama at a political rally in Toledo, Ohio, earlier this week. He depicted the plumber as an average American who will end up paying more taxes under the Obama plan. In fact, the plumber told Obama that he had plans to buy a company that would make more than $250,000 a year. Obama has conceded that his proposal to phase out the Bush tax cuts for high-income groups will lead to higher taxes for people making more than $250,000 a year. Obama told the plumber that he would face an increase in his marginal tax rate from 36 to 39 per cent, but Americans earning less than $250,000 a year would stand to gain under his proposal.--Michael Dobbs

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