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Thursday, June 12, 2008

 4:59 PM 

Obama: D.C. policies to blame for faltering economy

Just a day before Democrats convene to rally around his candidacy after a divisive primary campaign, presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama stopped in Kaukauna to highlight his economic stimulus plans.

At a town hall meeting in front of roughly 1,700 in the Kaukauna High School gymnasium, Obama said claims that he is a "tax-and-spend liberal" are "just not true."

After eight years of the Bush administration, Obama said, Americans are working harder and bringing home less.

He warned that electing Republican John McCain will be a continuation of Bush's "tired and outdated" economic policies that "value wealth but not the work that creates it."

State GOP Chair Reince Priebus countered in a conference call with reporters that he was happy to see Obama begin to detail his economic policies because the public will finally get the chance to see that he plans to raise taxes on everything from income and capital gains to Social Security and energy.

Obama took questions for about half an hour, and vowed that Badger State voters will be seeing more of him.

"I will be back in Wisconsin. We are going to win Wisconsin," he said.

*See more WisPolitcs coverage: http://www.wispolitics.com/index.iml?Article=128588

*Watch WisPolitics video of Obama discussing Midwestern flooding: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPgjTnvse3c

*Listen to WisPolitics audio of the event: http://www.wispolitics.com/index.iml?Content=173


-- By Greg Bump

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