[October 9, 2008 @ 11:14 pm] David Catron

A trademark lie that has been consistently promoted by the Obama-Biden campaign is that  John McCain will tax everyone’s health care benefits. Joe Biden said it during the recent VP debate, and Barack Obama repeated it in tonight’s Presidential debate:

Now, Sen. McCain has a different kind of approach. He says that he’s going to give you a $5,000 tax credit. What he doesn’t tell you is that he is going to tax your employer-based health care benefits for the first time ever. 

This charge, like so many of the talking points that emerge from the Obama campaign, is pure fiction. When Biden told that whopper, the Washington Post gave him two Pinnocchios:

According to the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center, the McCain proposals would result in a net benefit of $1,241 to the average taxpayer in 2009.

But the Obama campaign is apparently convinced that this “tax your benefits” whopper will scare some voters into his corner, so they keep repeating it.

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