Obama hit back hard at John McCain, who had earlier accused Obama of wanting to "convert the IRS into a giant welfare agency." Obama told the St. Louis rally that McCain "wants to cut taxes for the same people who have already been making out like bandits, in some cases literally," as he put it. Obama also said his Republican rival is "out of touch" with the struggles of working people.
Polls indicate Obama and McCain are in a virtual dead heat in Missouri.
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