Obama for America

"A Stronger Economy"
60-second ad run in key states, Sept. 25, 2008

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Obama: For eight years we’ve been told that the way to a stronger economy was to give huge tax breaks to corporations and the wealthiest.  Cut oversight on Wall Street.  And somehow all Americans would benefit.
Well now we know the truth.
Instead of prosperity trickling down, pain has trickled up.  We need to change direction.  Now.
I’m Barack Obama.  Here’s what I’ll do as president:  End the Wall Street free for all with commonsense safeguards that put homeowners and struggling families first -- not corporate greed and CEO bonuses.  Jumpstart our economy with a middle class tax cut, paid for by closing special interest group loopholes.  Get serious about energy independence.  A ten-year mission to create millions of good paying jobs by investing in made-in-America energy and infrastructure.  You can read my whole plan to rebuild our economy on our website, Barackobama.com.
It’s time to get our economy back on track and put the middle class first again.  And that’s why I approve this message.

Notes: This ad was released on the day that Obama outlined his "New Energy for America Plan" in a speech in Lansing, MI.  McCain campaign spokesman Tucker Bounds responded with this statement: