McCain warns against one party rule

DENVER (AP) -- John McCain is telling Colorado voters to "double-check the skill of the marksman" when it comes to targeted tax increases, because Congress "has been known to fire wildly."

At a noisy rally in Denver today, McCain said if Democrats win the White House and control of Congress, they'll try to address the slowing economy with higher taxes. He says "America didn't become the greatest nation on earth" by giving its money to the government to spread the wealth around.

The Republican presidential candidate says Obama may try "to soak the rick, but it's the middle class who are going to be put through the wringer." McCain says Obama's tax plans would raise taxes for half the nation's small businesses.

Obama disputes that figure. He's proposed a 5 percent tax increase on people who make more than a quarter million dollars a year and tax cuts for those who make less.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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