Shades of Blue

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

McCain is NOT a moderate!

If you've been thinking, "hey, I could live with that McCain guy as president," then you may be in for some nasty surprizes. Turns out brother McCain is not the moderate he has been advertised as. In fact, he's just as right wing as the rest of them.

Check out the Paul Krugman article about McCain on TruthOut. Here's the beginning:

It's time for some straight talk about John McCain. He isn't a moderate. He's much less of a maverick than you'd think. And he isn't the straight talker he claims to be.

Mr. McCain's reputation as a moderate may be based on his former opposition to the Bush tax cuts. In 2001 he declared, "I cannot in good conscience support a tax cut in which so many of the benefits go to the most fortunate among us."

But now - at a time of huge budget deficits and an expensive war, when the case against tax cuts for the rich is even stronger - Mr. McCain is happy to shower benefits on the most fortunate. He recently voted to extend tax cuts on dividends and capital gains, an action that will worsen the budget deficit while mainly benefiting people with very high incomes.

Got my attention! How about you?

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