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Well, with all the shaking out here in Los Angeles (I've been in every on of them since the Bakersfield earthquake in 1949, and this was nothing), I know this is not earth-shattering but McFlip-flop is at it again; Yawn...same 'ol, same 'ol!

John McCain has reversed himself once again, expressing his willingness to increase Social Security taxes, despite his previous statements to the contrary:

At a July 7 town-hall meeting in Denver, he said voters faced a stark choice between him and Democrat Barack Obama.


"Sen. Obama will raise your taxes," McCain said. "I won't."


In a March 16 interview with Fox News' Sean Hannity, McCain said he would cut taxes where possible, and not raise them.


"Do you mean none?" Hannity asked.


"None," McCain replied.


Link.

This comes on top of McCain’s reversal of his no timetable stance. Once critical of Obama for his politically expedient timetable, McCain has now distanced himself from that statement by stating that the timetable for withdrawal, proposed by Obama, is a "pretty good timetable". Of course, as usual, McFlip-flop made it sound like the timetable or "time horizon" was his idea all along.

To learn about McCain’s other flip-flops, go
here
here
here
and here.

Originally posted to larbabe on Tue Jul 29, 2008 at 01:04 PM PDT.

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    WASHINGTON - Republican presidential candidate John McCain's signal that he may be open to a higher payroll tax for Social Security, despite previous vows not to raise taxes of any kind, is drawing sharp rebukes from conservatives.

    Interesting. Thanks to Bush deficit spending, the solvency of Social Security has been jeopardized. Now, dimwit McCain wants to cover some of the costs of borrowing from the SS Trust fund and big deficit spending by having everyone pony up more. McCain sucks.

    Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

    by DWG on Tue Jul 29, 2008 at 01:30:53 PM PDT

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