Why vote McCain When There Are So Many Reasons Not?

IRAQ & MILITARY AFFAIRS*Skipped over a dozen votes on Iraq in the Senate. (source) "Because I know that as successful as I believe we will be, and I believe that the success will be fairly easy, we will still lose some American young men or women." (source) "We're not going to get into house-to-house fighting in Baghdad. We may have to take out buildings, but we're not going to have a bloodletting of trading American bodies for Iraqi bodies." (source) "But the point is that, one, we will win this conflict. We will win it easily." (source) "But I believe, Katie, that the Iraqi people will greet us as liberators." (source) "It's clear that the end is very much in sight." (source) Was indirectly responsible for the deaths of 21 shopkeepers in Baghdad's Shorja marketplace, after visiting and saying it was perfectly safe.(source) "There are neighborhoods in Baghdad where you and I could walk through those neighborhoods today." (source) "General Petraeus goes out there [Iraq] almost everyday in an unarmored Humvee." (source) "I meant that there are neighborhoods that are safe in Iraq, and he does go out into Baghdad, and the fact is there has been significant progress..." (source) "I'm not say that they [VIPs] could go without protection. The president goes around America with protection. So I certainly didn't say that." (source) Unidentified Reporter: "[On 26 Mar] You said there are areas in Baghdad that you can walk around freely." McCain: "Yeah, I just came from one." (source) McCain's escort through Shorja was 100+ soldiers, sniper teams, 10 armored humvees, 3 blackhawk helicopters, 2 apache gunships, predator drone coverage; McCain was wearing a bulletproof vest and allowed to take off his helmet only when authorized. (source) Says that Obama can't understand Iraq since he hasn't been there since 2006. (source) Voted against extending troop deployment times in the USA to match deployment times in Iraq. (source) Voted against repealing a capital gains tax cut which would have funded soldiers. (source) Voted consistently from 2003-2007 against additional funding for Walter Reed Army Medical Center. (source 1, source 2, source 3) Voted to table a bill that would have provided funding and equipment for Guard and Reserve units. (source) Voted against additional funding for the mental health care of troops. (source) Actively opposed the GI Bill that would increase education benefits to soldiers; was one of three senators who didn't vote on it; one was in the hospital and one was at a funeral; he was campaigning. (source) When asked if he had an idea of when troops would be coming home, said "No, but that's not too important. What's important is the casualties in Iraq. (source) *ECONOMICS*"I'm going to be honest: I know a lot less about economics than I do about military and foreign policy issues. I still need to be educated." Denied saying this in a primary debate. (source) "The issues of economics is not something I've understood as well as I should." (source) Added Arthur Laffer and Phil Gramm to his campaign economics staff. (source 1, source 2) "I don't have the kind of expertise to know exactly whether he has cut interest rates sufficiently or not." (source) Debate question, are Americans better off than they were 8 years ago: "I think you could argue that Americans overall are better off, because we have had a pretty good prosperous time, with low unemployment and low inflation and a lot of good things have happened. A lot of jobs have been created." (source) Today Show, soon after, when asked the same question: "Oh no. No." Bloomberg TV, same question: "In fact, I think Americans are not better off than they were eight years ago, when you look at what's happened to middle-income Americans." (source) Says that he can save $100 billion by cutting earmarks; campaign later denies this claim. Has said saving $100B would not come from military; this would necessitate a 18.5% across the board cut in every other discretionary spending program, including education, veteran's health, highways. (source) Favors repealing the alternative minimums tax, 90% of the benefits going to six-figure families; this would cost $1.6 trillion over 10 years; claim of an average of $2000/family mostly weighted by highest earners.(source) Says that Obama and Clinton want to create the largest tax increase since WW2; it would be the fifth-largest and is not even an increase, but merely allowing Bush's cuts to expire. (source) Opposed Bush's tax cuts, then supported Bush's tax cuts. (source) Wants to cut capital gains taxes. (source) Wants to remove federal gasoline taxes. (source) Claimed that 401ks are taxed by the capital gains tax (they are not) and used this to further his point that "[Obama] obviously doesn't understand the economy." (source) Claimed Obama wanted to double the capital gains tax; Obama said no more than double (which is what it was under Clinton) and

Asked By: Bob - 10/18/2008
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I am voting McCain because of Obama's friends like Ayers who loves and wants a Communist America and has worked toward that goal for 40 years... More
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He won't raise my taxes to over 50%...
Answered By: Jackson F - 10/18/2008
McCain is a BIG liar!
Answered By: inaijrud - 10/18/2008
Why vote Obama. There are so many reasons not.
Answered By: shakes - 10/18/2008
The only reason I could see for anyone voting for McCain, is to keep Obama from getting elected. While I personally don't like McCain and would never vote for him, I could see why some might. McCain might be bad, but Obama is worse any way you slice the pie. If Obama makes it into office, I hope his supporters are... More
Answered By: Wake up! - 10/18/2008
McCain is so out of touch it's scary. His lack of knowledge on the economy is a red flag that now his not his time to be President. I've never heard a convincing argument from a McCain supporter. It's always "He associates with terrorists, he's a socialist, he's connected to the ACORN voter fraud". Have you people... More
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