I read a post earlier, and started, well not started but continued to wonder how people can be so misinformed about a man or a platform as the poster was, in my opinion of course. So I sent the post to Senator McCain and this was what I received from an advisor to the McCain campaign. This is published with that persons permission.
The blog post:
Save the republican agenda speak for your millionaire cronies you associate with. Most of us are in an economic crisis. Inflation and tight budgets are things that dont affect you but do the rest of us. I am a union member with paid healthcare but still struggling to support my wife and two kids and plan for my retirement. John McCain wants to tax me for the health benefits I receive and cut taxes for the wealthiest Americans at the same time. He spits in the face of the working middle class worker. And the thought of his running mate becoming president is frightening. Lets see if the bozos who put Bush in twice are actually dumb enough to vote for 4 more years of his policies. Republicans are sending this country to hell in a handbasket. Im not saying Obama is a flawless candidate by any means, but the thought of an out of touch OLD man who wants war scares me even more
And the response I got back….
Here are the answers:
1. McCain does not want to raise taxes on anyone. He thinks the Obama plan to raise capital gains taxes or any other while we are in a recession is a “dumb idea”. Direct quote. Last week after criticizing McCain for months for wanting to keep the Bush tax cuts in place, Obama reversed himself and said he would leave them in place if the country was in a recession. Apparently Obama doesn’t understand we are in one.
Senator Obama has voted to raise taxes 94 times in his short time in the
Last week Obama said he wouldn’t raise taxes for anyone making less than 250k- who believes him? Why should we tax the small businesses and people who create jobs more than we tax this fellow?
On health care, only lucky guys like the writer get those great plans. The rest of America struggles. The McCain plan would end this unfairness and instead give every family a 5000 dollar tax Credit- cash in their pocket to buy a plan. This will make every consumer a price conscious shopper- if we don’t do that the price of health care will just continue to skyrocket. Inflation is at 2%- in healthcare it hasn’t been less than 8% per year for the past 5 years. It is not
Out of touch?
How about Obama saying the surge didn’t work and wouldn’t work?
How about Obama saying we should negotiate with our enemies directly?
Obama has never sponsored or passed one significant bipartisan piece of
Not once has he stood up to his own party. Not once.
Mccain has on many occasions- campaign finance, immigration, corruption- boeing
scandal, earmarks, etc.