In a nutshell we have Obama: Dropping taxes and almost everybody, but raising them on the rich Mccain: Dropping them slightly on some people, but dropping them significantly on the rich As far as the deficit is concerned: Barack Obama's Tax Plan: would increase debt by $3.5 trillion by 2018 John McCain's Tax Plan: would increase debt by $5 trillion by 2018 Which policy would you take on? Or would it be something different. For the purpose of this discussion the end goal for taxes is to generate revenue, while not hindering economic growth. I know some of you will say decrease spending, but both candidates have promised to do that (I'm not saying that they will), but simply saying that we need to decrease spending isn't helpful because we all know that needs to happen. So lets hear it.