March 13, 2014
Sen. Barack Obama made a second appearance in Virginia Wednesday evening, holding a town hall meeting at a high school in Lynchburg.
Sen. Jim Webb introduced Obama. The Illinois Senator spoke mainly about the economy. He criticized Sen. John McCain for wanting to continue the Bush tax cuts, and for giving tax breaks to large corporations. Instead, Obama said he would offer another alternative.
"My tax plan says that the people who really need help are working families, middle class families," says Obama. "Instead of cutting taxes for corporations when 70 percent of them are not paying taxes, (we should) make sure we get tax relief to you, $1,000 per family."
The latest polls show Obama's lead over McCain has shrunk to just one percentage point.