I think this is a wicked awesome idea. A website with a tax calculator to let you see how you’d fare under the tax plans for each candidate.
Here’s a few fun figures:
If you are over 65, married (joint file), have a combined income of 20,000, 3+ dependents, are saving for retirement, have childcare expenses, and an outstanding mortgage of $250,000, the results are:
Obama: $3,327 McCain: $0
Ok, so maybe you are filing as the head of the household, make between 50 and 70 thousand a year, have two kids, college expenses, and a mortgage of $50,000:
Obama: $805 McCain: $270
How about you make 75,000-100,000 a year, are single, have no dependents, college expenses, or mortgage?
Obama: $250 McCain: $0
To be fair, it doesn’t calculate taxes for income above $200,000 a year. For all the Republican faithful like to make noise about Democrats raising taxes, its pretty clear who will actually lower taxes where it counts.