McCain Would Veto It After Voting For It

John McCain today on CNN’s Late Edition:

“I would have vetoed literally every spending bill, even those that I had voted for, if I were president of the United States…”

This is even more ridiculous than John Kerry’s quote on voting for an appropriation before he voted against it. In Kerry’s case he was talking about two different bills and it made sense for him to change his vote as there were significant changes in where the money was coming from in the second bill which he voted against. McCain is talking about vetoing bills he actually voted for. He did have the opportunity to vote against them.

John McCain was also interviewed on Meet the Press today. He repeated the same claims which have been debunked many times about Obama’s tax plans and continues to suggest that Obama is a socialist. This makes me wonder if McCain even knows what socialism really means. Obama has no plans which come remotely close to the state taking over the means of production or eliminating private business. McCain tries to equate taxation with socialism, but that hardly flies when Obama is calling for lower taxes on most people than John McCain is, and when even those who will see a tax increase would still be paying lower taxes than they were under Ronald Reagan.

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    JeffF says:

    “This is even more ridiculous than John Kerry’s quote on voting for an appropriation before he voted against it. In Kerry’s case he was talking about two different bills…”

    So “even more ridiculous” than not ridiculous at all?  Why reinforce the false right wing talking point before pointing out the facts?

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    Ron Chusid says:

    Jeff,

    The meaning of Kerry’s comment was not ridiculous at all, but the statement does sound ridiculous when taken out of context. Kerry has conceded he should not have worded this way. Conceding that the sound of Kerry’s comment is ridiculous while explaining that it made sense does not reinforce their false talking point. I j

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    JeffF says:

    Ok, I now see your point.

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