McCain criticized Obama for not supporting McCain’s plan for a gas tax holiday, which would eliminate the 18 cents per gallon Americans pay for gasoline between Memorial Day and Labor Day.
“Obviously, Sen. Obama does not understand that this would be a nice thing for Americans,” McCain said.
He also sharply criticized Obama for saying that he was open to raising taxes on capital gains, which McCain said would affect the taxes of 100 million Americans who have investments.
“That means he has no understanding of the economy and that he is totally insensitive to the hopes and dreams and ambitions of 100 million Americans who would be affected by his almost doubling of the capital gains tax,” McCain said.
“He is out of touch with the economy.”
Ok, so not the worst things we’ve ever heard from a political rival, but here’s the context: McCain made these statements at an upscale political fundraiser in Coral Gables, Florida, where access to the private reception cost supporters $2300 per person.
Now that’s rich. 😉