John McCain and George Bush have shown us terrible judgment as their actions have directly helped cause this crisis and now McCain wants us to believe that we should give him another chance at leadership even though he and his buddy Phil Gramm pushed us into this direction of economic collapse. McCain is trying to pretend that he hasn't traditionally been for wide open, unregulated financial markets and that he has for a long time and as late as this spring been a proud, self-proclaimed "deregulator" for years.
And meanwhile the Bush/McCain support of the Iraq war is bleeding our treasury and our tax dollars in breath-taking amounts every hour of every day. That is money that is sorely needed here at home to help create well paying jobs and a better health care system. It is time to get out of Iraq, tell them we've done all that we can do and that now they're on their own, return home and infuse that money back into the American worker and our infrastructure putting people back to work. As well as using that money to broaden the green economy to employ even more people as Obama has been saying for at least a year now that we should do.
Under the past 8 years of Bush and McCain rule we have neglected our domestic needs for the domestic needs of Iraq. So much for John McCain's slogan, "Country First." And now McCain is saying that if he were president that he'd fire the Security and Exchange Committee chairperson, Christopher Cox yet a person holding that position can't be fired by the president. Obama had a great response to that misunderstood call by McCain while campaigning in New Mexico yesterday:
``Here's what I say: In 47 days, you can fire the whole trickle-down, on-your-own, look-the-other-way crowd in Washington who have led us down this disastrous path,'' he told a crowd of 9,500 in Espanola, New Mexico. ``Get rid of this philosophy, get rid of the do-nothing approach to our economic problems and put somebody in there who is going to fight for you.''
TPJ: McCain flounders with economic affairs (affairs that Americans see as issue number one this election season) of which he has said he doesn't know enough about. However, Barack Obama is relating to the people and offering fresh ideas and showing that he is a stable ship in the storm and has the passion to tackle this issue with all his might. McCain meanwhile stumbles over cue cards to talk about the issue and looks generally like a deer blinded by the headlights of a economic crisis that he appears quite clearly not to understood or know what to do about.
McCain means Bush economics continued and that is a huge part of what got us into this free fall of economic collapse. Yes, the Clinton administration has to share part of this blame but not nearly as much as under the Bush administration and the Republican Congress. The Republicans are the party of an unbridled economy. The Bush/McCain policies are now the ones that we are dealing with now. This election is about whether we rubber stamp those Bush/McCain policies or head into Washington with a whole new group of people to tackle this problem with a fresh perspective. I vote for change because we can't afford more of the same reckless, laissez-faire, Hoover economic nonsense of the past 8 years.
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