McCain means no more special interest giveaways
September 15, 2008 2 Comments
Both campaigns are responding to this weekend’s fiscal crisis.
The Obama camp is reminding folks that John McCain has supported the president’s economic policies since they failed the first time around as Reagan’s economic policies and cost the current president’s dear old dad the big job.
(For the record, George H. W. Bush was not a party ideologue and actually tried to fix the economy instead of further pushing the country along the Reaganomic, trickle-down path, which he himself had dubbed “voodoo economics” in his campaign against the Gipper. Since Reagan’s spend spend spend ways had finally caught up, Bush was forced to raise taxes to help balance the budget, a unforgivable no-no among party ideologues.)
Meanwhile, the McCain camp is making sure that everyone knows that now that his friends are taken care of, there will be no more help for anyone:
The McCain-Palin campaign quickly released a new advertisement this morning, titled “Crisis” that focused on the troubled economy, citing foreclosures and job losses. It also repeated the candidate’s pronouncement that there would be no “special interest giveaways,” were the Republicans elected, as the site of Lehman Brothers in downtown Manhattan flashed upon the screen. In the ad, he promised to shore up protections for voters’ savings.
What friends? Why, the top-level Fannie and Freddie lobbyists he has working for him, of course. Now that their business has been saved by the government, screw these other folks.
Not to mention, all those contributors and buddies who got rich off the deregulation and “ponzi schemes” that the Bush Administration and the McCain Campaign call an economic policy, all of which led to idiocy and nepotism in the ranks and unqualified Brownie-esque buddies doing a “heckuva job” in helping bring down Wall Street.
Thanks, Republicans! Now you’re even fucking over the rich elite! Your failure is almost complete.
Check it out, even more of Johnny Mac’s buddies got theirs before he decided to turn off the tap:
Individuals associated with Merrill Lynch, which agreed to be sold over the weekend to Bank of America, collectively are Mr. McCain’s largest contributor, giving nearly $300,000 to his campaign.
John A. Thain, Merrill’s chairman and chief executive officer, is one of the McCain campaign’s biggest bundlers of campaign contributions, collecting more than $500,000 for him.
In fairness, Obama has raised nearly twice as much as McCain from employees at Lehman, which is also filing for bankruptcy.