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2008 Presidential Candidates' Tax Proposals

[download this matrix in Excel format or PDF format]

TPC's latest analysis of the presidential candidates' tax plans (including effects on representative taxpayers and distributional tables) is available here



Barack Obama
John McCain


McCain, John "Taxes: Simple, Fair, Pro-Growth and Competitive."
McCain, John "Health Care Reforms: Better Care, at Lower Cost, for Every American. "
Obama, Barack "Barack Obama's Comprehensive Tax Plan"
Obama, Barack "Comparing the Obama and McCain Tax Plans"
Obama, Barack "The Tax Facts: The Truth About the Obama Plan"

This document will be updated as new information becomes available.
Julianna Koch and Katherine Lim, September 19th, 2008