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Sunday, December 30, 2007

The Moral Bankruptcy of John McCain


[...] One voter challenged him to explain how he'd continue paying for the estimated $720 million being spent on the Iraq war each day.

"Are you going to cut student loans?" she asked. "Are you going to cut Social Security? Are you going to raise taxes?"

McCain acknowledged the war's high cost but said the nation would be paying a higher price — the loss of more American lives — if it ended the war prematurely, because chaos and genocide would follow.

"It's going to be a heavy tax burden, but not nearly the burden we'd be paying in American blood had we surrendered in Iraq," McCain said. He added that he would not raise taxes but would eliminate wasteful spending. AP

$720 million a day is spent on the Iraq war, and McCain calls it justified? And he is going to find $720 million a day in "wasteful spending" to make up for it?

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At Sun Dec 30, 10:48:00 AM, Blogger Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

I'd add "Intellectually" to the things he bankrupt on.

At Sun Dec 30, 11:14:00 AM, Blogger FranIAm said...

What a f*cking LOSER!! Sick, sick, sick.

At Sun Dec 30, 11:43:00 AM, Blogger Distributorcap said...

i know some other wasteful spending -- the fact George and Laura will get LIFETIME secret service protection

McCain cannot wait to get rid of more insurance programs for children

At Sun Dec 30, 01:52:00 PM, Blogger Madam Z said...

All these sub-simian assholes who talk about us "surrendering in Iraq" act like the IRAQIS are the ones who STARTED this stupid war! Listen up, McCain. The U.S. INVADED IRAQ! We SHOULDN'T HAVE! Our stated goal was to depose Sadaam Hussein. We did that. HE'S FUCKING DEAD! So let's just say (once again) MISSION ACCOMPLISHED AND GET THE HELL OUT of the Pottery Barn, before we break whatever's left there and before we FINISH BREAKING THE AMERICAN BANK!

Not that I'm upset or anything.

At Sun Dec 30, 01:59:00 PM, Blogger Wyldth1ng said...

I don't agree with you.

At Sun Dec 30, 04:01:00 PM, Blogger Randal Graves said...

Slash taxes and watch the coffers grow. Works every time, you fools! Muahahahah!

At Sun Dec 30, 05:49:00 PM, Blogger BAC said...

Let me start by saying I would never vote for John McCain ... however, in 2004 he was the ONLY candidate talking about "corporate welfare." Billions of dollars are spent every year in handouts to corporations that already make a profit! They aren't bail outs, they are pure gravy. McCain has a history of taking this issue on. It's one of the few things I actually do admire about him.

Oh, and I love the photo Dr. Z.


At Sun Dec 30, 05:51:00 PM, Blogger BAC said...

ps: Google "Corporate Welfare" to see what I'm talking about.


At Sun Dec 30, 11:35:00 PM, Anonymous StonyPillow said...

One of the better depictions of "trickle down" economics, good Doctor.

At Mon Dec 31, 08:06:00 AM, Blogger Dr. Zaius said...

Dr. Monkerstein: Ha! That's for darned sure. I don't care how much "new math" that you use, you can't recoup $720 million a day by cutting costs without hurtung the nation.

FranIAm: Yep. Yep. Yep.

Distributorcap: The whole Republican agenda is about taking from the poor and the middle class and putting it in the pockets of big business.

Madam Z: Ha! Get the hell out of the Pottery Barn, is right!

Wyldth1ng: OK.

Randal Graves: The only thing that is growning is the deficit and the deathtoll.

BAC: Before WWII, corporations paid almost half of the taxes in this country. Now they pay less than 5%. And in 2004 McCain looked a lot better than he does now. Now he is just a Bush flunkie. The old McCain has dried up and shriveled into the Republican landscape.

StonyPillow: Supply side economics always sides with the rich, that's for sure.

At Mon Dec 31, 10:13:00 AM, Blogger Freida Bee said...

Yes, stonypillow (nice name btw,) I do not want what trickles from yonder spigot.

We've got to at least admire how he has stood up to his fellow Republicans on the torture thing, but I consider the murder of any mother's son torture, so he kinda undoes it all there for me. Oh and there's that waste of money resources thang. Yea, well, uh, there's really not much else I have here.

At Mon Dec 31, 11:02:00 AM, Blogger Dr.evil said...

Maybe, he will stop the payment of all the useless politicians. Thats a start.

Second, I think that if he send the Bush administration in the frontlines, that would eliminate "wasteful" spending.

And last. I think that if the Bush administration was in the war, Dick Cheney could "win" it and Bush could get some war experience.

Note: Only in our dreams.

At Tue Jan 01, 05:32:00 AM, Blogger Dr. Zaius said...

Freida Bee: He used to be a maverick, but now he is merely a dick.

Dr. Evil: Why Dr. Evil, that is my platform exactly!

At Tue Jan 01, 04:18:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, John's just bitter and frustrated.

Look at those little arms, he can't reach his tap.

At Wed Jan 02, 02:21:00 PM, Blogger Dr. Zaius said...

Ack! I hadn't noticed. That actually explains a lot!

At Wed Jan 02, 03:24:00 PM, Blogger KELSO'S NUTS said...


I think he's thinking of Medicare, Medicaid, public education, the NTSB, OSHA, and the NIH.

If that doesn't work, there are always China, Saudi Arabia, Russia, India, the UK, the EU, Switzerland, Japan and Canada.

At Sun Jan 06, 01:48:00 AM, Blogger Dr. Zaius said...

His plans will probably also bancrupt the United States!


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