Sat Oct 18, 2008 at 21:19:40 PM EDT
MSN reports Obama rallied 100,000 people underneath St. Louis' Gateway Arch on Saturday, according to St. Louis police -- his biggest event in America to date -- and laid out the differences between himself and his rival on taxes and other issues.
Speaking underneath the landmark near the banks of the Mississippi River, Obama called taxes a values issue and said McCain's proposals valued wealth more than the work that creates it. He refuted McCain's criticism that his plan to provide tax cuts for 95 percent of Americans would amount to "welfare" for the 40 percent the Arizona senator says don't pay federal income taxes. Obama said he would only provide a tax break to people who are paying payroll taxes.
"John McCain is so out of touch with the struggles you're facing that he must be the first politician in history to call a tax cut for working people "welfare," he said. "Well, let me tell you, the only "welfare" in this campaign is John McCain's plan to give another $200 billion in tax cuts to the wealthiest corporations in America -- including $4 billion in tax breaks to big oil companies that ran up record profits under George Bush. That's who John McCain's fighting for. I'm fighting for you."
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