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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

McCain: Spending out of control

Republican John McCain, launching his campaign today in Ohio, a state where the economy dominates politics, said he will deliver a simple message to Ohio voters – less government spending and lower taxes lead to economic growth.

"We have let spending get completely of control with earmarks and pork barrel spending,’’ the Arizona senator told the Enquirer in a phone interview today. "That will end when I am president."

Earlier today, two of Ohio’s top Democrats – state party chairman Chris Redfern and U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown – held a conference call with Ohio reporters in which they said that McCain is "out of touch" with Ohio workers and that his economic policies would amount to a "third term."

McCain, in the phone interview, dismissed the criticism.

"Will I ever have an affinity with or approval from the Democratic party chairman or Sen. Brown?’’ McCain said. "I doubt it."

McCain – who appears to be on the verge of locking up the GOP presidential nomination – said that both possible Democratic opponents in the fall campaign, Sen. Barack Obama and Sen. Hillary Clinton, like earmarks, those spending items added to spending bills by Congress.

"I’m the only candidate who has fought against excessive spending,’’ McCain said. And, he said, if elected president, he would veto any budget bill that lands on his desk "loaded up with earmarks and pork."

President Bush made a similar veto pledge in his State of the Union address earlier this month, when he warned the Democratic-controlled Congress not to give him a budget to sign with excessive earmark spending. But, earlier in his administration, when the Republicans controlled Congress, Bush routinely signed budgets that included pork-barrel projects and earmarked spending.

"That was probably the biggest mistake the Bush administration made,’’ McCain said today.

Both Clinton and Obama, as they campaign for votes in Ohio’s March 4 primary, have pledged to re-write the tax code to reward companies that create jobs here and to take away tax breaks for corporations that send jobs overseas.

McCain said he will take a different approach.

"I want to cut the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 25 percent,’’ McCain said. "That would allow companies to keep more jobs in this country, rather than sending them overseas."

McCain was headed to Ohio for a rally at a downtown Columbus hotel tonight, where he and supporters will learn the results of today’s Wisconsin primary.

Wednesday, he will head to Young’s Jersey Dairy, an ice cream parlor and tourist attraction in Greene County, where he will hold a meet-and-greet with supporters. Young’s is near the home of former U.S. Sen. Mike DeWine, a McCain friend and his Ohio campaign chairman.

-- Howard Wilkinson


at 3:06 PM, February 19, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

McCain says "We have let spending get completely of control with earmarks and pork barrel spending,’’ the Arizona senator told the Enquirer in a phone interview today. "That will end when I am president."

On January 27, 2008 McCain also said "It's a tough war we're in. It's not going to be over right away. There's going to be other wars."... "I'm sorry to tell you, there's going to be other wars. We will never surrender but there will be other wars."

The war in Iraq is costing us $720 million per day. How about that out of control spending John?

Where are you going to get the money for MORE WARS JOHN??? Who's children will you murder next?

at 3:30 PM, February 19, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous at 3:06 pm, 2/19, you appear to have a serious, probably terminal, case of cranial-rectal disease. McCain,like Bush, wants only to defend the United States and all our allies and friends. With the Islamic Fascist enemy, we must take the war TO THEM rather than letting those bastards bring it to us, again, as they did on 9/11, thanks to 8 years of neglect and Oval Office hijinks by Monica Lewinsky's ex-boyfriend. War is hell. I know. I'm a war veteran. But only an utter fool would turn and run from any enemy, especially one that threatens our very homeland. If you don't know that, you must live in some kind of drug-induced euphoria. Either that or you must be a damned Democrat. Same difference.

at 3:51 PM, February 19, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

anon wingnut 3:30, Iraq did not attach the USA. They had no WMD's, and the administration knew it. When the rupugs took power, we had a balanced budget and were paying off the debt. 7 years later we are in record debt, and in recession. Bush has catered to Big Business and the top 1% income earners, at the expence of the middle class.

John McCain is promising a 3rd Bush term, and nothing else.

Republican Bob Corker Refuses To Say That McCain Is ‘Temperamentally Suited To Be President’

Last night on Hannity & Colmes, Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) coyly suggested that Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) does not have the temperament to be president. When asked by Alan Colmes whether McCain is “temperamentally suited to be President of the United States,” Corker refused to say yes.

“You know, his temperamental issues have been written about,” Corker said. Sometimes, McCain “says some things that I’m sure he doesn’t mean, walks away, and goes, why did I say that!” Colmes remarked, “I noticed that when I asked you if he was temperamentally suited, you didn’t automatically say yes.” Corker avoided the issue by saying, “Well I think he is an American hero.”

Corker acknowledged in the interview that he’s “had his moments” with McCain. Watch it:

McCain’s temperamental issues have most often been raised in dealings with his own Republican colleagues.

Earlier this year, Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) said that the thought of McCain as president “sends a cold chill down my spine. He is hotheaded. He loses his temper and he worries me.” McCain once called Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) “a f—ing jerk” during a debate over the fate of Vietnam MIAs. And in a heated dispute over immigration, McCain screamed, “F— you!” at Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), who had been raising concerns about the legislation.


at 3:55 PM, February 19, 2008 Anonymous John McCain is the Manchurian Candidate said...

McCain has been pimping out his 94 year old Mother by using her at campaign appearences.

at 4:32 PM, February 19, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon at 3:30pm,

Since you directed your post to me (Anonymous at 3:06 pm, 2/19), then I'll respond.

First of all, those who attacked us on 9/11 were not the ones that you were told they were.

Go to the FBI website link for Osama Bin Laden
LINK: http://www.fbi.gov/wanted/terrorists/terbinladen.htm

Notice how he is not wanted for the 9/11 attacks? Why is that you ask? How can that be you ask?

Journalist Ed Haas noticed this anomaly back in June of 2006 so he called the FBI Washington DC office and asked them why bin Laden was not wanted for the crimes of the 9/11 attacks.

See below:
On June 5, 2006, the Muckraker Report contacted the FBI Headquarters, (202) 324-3000, to learn why Bin Laden’s Most Wanted poster did not indicate that Usama was also wanted in connection with 9/11. The Muckraker Report spoke with Rex Tomb, Chief of Investigative Publicity for the FBI. When asked why there is no mention of 9/11 on Bin Laden’s Most Wanted web page, Tomb said, “The reason why 9/11 is not mentioned on Usama Bin Laden’s Most Wanted page is because the FBI has no hard evidence connecting Bin Laden to 9/11.”

Surprised by the ease in which this FBI spokesman made such an astonishing statement, I asked, “How this was possible?” Tomb continued, “Bin Laden has not been formally charged in connection to 9/11.” I asked, “How does that work?” Tomb continued, “The FBI gathers evidence. Once evidence is gathered, it is turned over to the Department of Justice. The Department of Justice than decides whether it has enough evidence to present to a federal grand jury. In the case of the 1998 United States Embassies being bombed, Bin Laden has been formally indicted and charged by a grand jury. He has not been formally indicted and charged in connection with 9/11 because the FBI has no hard evidence connected Bin Laden to 9/11.”


You really need to wake up my friend. If you are a war veteran then hopefully you've heard of the term 'false flag operation'.

Visit www.PatriotsQuestion911.com or www.PilotsFor911Truth.org

And get your head out of your... for your sake and the sake of our country!

at 5:47 PM, February 19, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

John McCain is a complete hypocrite when it comes to government spending.

at 6:11 PM, February 19, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

OBL is only one of numerous enemies we have among the seventh century cretins who call themselves "Allah's Army." Have you noticed we haven't been attacked again in our homeland? Why is that do you suppose? Luck? Bush has the cohunas to take the war to the thugs and murderers of Islamic Fascism on their turf rather than letting them bring it to us again. He has faced hostility and criticism from the likes of you and Ron Paul, the Hollywood left, the liberal media and the Democrats. So be it. He can take it. Meanwhile, we have the bloodthirsty bastards on the run in the Iraq theater of the global war, and when John McCain is President, we will keep them on the run not only in the Middle East but elsewhere around the world as well. The greatest danger to our national security comes not from our enemies but from deluded folks like Monica Lewinsky's ex-boyfriend's wife and that empty resume known as Barack Hussein Obama. I intend to do all I can to see that neither Democrat frontrunner wins the White House. Rather than call me names, I suggest you get your butt out the door and do the legwork necessary to boost your pro-abortion, gun-grabbing, cut and run socialist candidates. Otherwise, you may face four or eight years of a McCain Administration working hard to protect your sorry butt.

at 7:26 PM, February 19, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok, we spend billions/trillions & how many lives, to run "them" out of Iraq. Then what? They move to a new place - Afghan, Pakistan, Africa, Europe, etc. Then what?
Does anyone believe "winning" in Iraq (whatever that means) is going to end this? Or that we're going to convert Iraq to a democratic US-ally?
Taking out Saddam didn't solve anything. Now Pakistan has voted out W's main man. I can't believe at this point that an ex-Texas Governor is the right man to be leading this fight.

at 1:48 AM, February 20, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wish the people who posted in this thread would actually read the topic. It's about John McCain and his criticisms of the runaway spending crippling our nation's finances. We need McCain's common sense leadership.

at 3:04 AM, February 20, 2008 Anonymous Republican Chickenhawks said...

We made Iraq into a terrorist recruiting & training groung,

You're doing a heck of a job, Bushie!

Anon wingnut 7:26 is a classic Chickenhawk. Go join the military, anon, since you are so convinced of the righteousness of the struggle. Or are you content to let others die for your cause, while you sit on your fat can?

at 7:11 AM, February 20, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the person who asked "Have you noticed we haven't been attacked again in our homeland? Why is that do you suppose? Luck?"

Ummm... because 9/11 was an inside job by a criminal faction of our own government. That's why.

The evidence of this fact is overwhelming.


Open your eyes.

at 8:46 PM, February 20, 2008 Blogger DivineComedy said...

How much can he reduce spending if we are going to stay in Iraq for 100 years. At $2BILLION+ per week that is some serious lunch money. Think I have a hard time thinking of a President as 'frugal' that approaches things that way!

at 8:48 PM, February 20, 2008 Blogger DivineComedy said...

Did you all see NYT today? The boy is plagued with scandals.. so much for how he's all about ethics. Left his office in the hands of a LOBBYIST while he's out campaigning! Had an affair with another lobbyist 8 years ago.. oh no, they were just friends who jetted all over the country together! And that wife of his.. she is just scary!

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