‘THE ULTIMATE BRIDGE TO NOWHERE’…. It was one of Joe Biden’s only pre-scripted “zingers.” And now it’s an ad.
A new spot, which is supposed to air on national cable beginning today, highlights an exchange from last night’s debate on healthcare. It shows Sarah Palin telling the audience, “[McCain’s] proposing a $5,000 tax credit for families so that they can get out there and they can purchase their own health care coverage.”
Then it shows Biden’s (slightly edited) response: “Do you know how John McCain pays for his $5,000 tax credit? He taxes as income every one of you out there, every one of you listening who has a health care plan through your employer…. Taxing your health care benefit. I call that the ‘Ultimate Bridge to Nowhere.'”
On-screen, the text reads: “Taxing health benefits for the first time ever. The McCain health tax: What they can’t explain.”
It’s not a bad spot, and it raises an issue that still doesn’t generate nearly enough attention.
I assume McCain’s debate-related spot will be out soon enough, but nothing yet this morning.