McCain's Convenient Untruth

Higher tax rates mean a lower budget deficit. According to the Tax Policy Center, over the course of a decade Obama's plan would result in a national debt $1.2 trillion smaller than you would get under McCain's plan. Less government borrowing ultimately means lower interest rates and more private investment. This positive effect may well outweigh the blow to growth and jobs from weaker work incentives. Full Story »

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Dwight Rousu
4.3
by Dwight Rousu - Oct. 1, 2008

Mallaby provides a brief informed and informative analysis of taxing policies and the tax platforms of the two candidates. He seemed to feel compelled to appear "fair" by giving McCain undue credit on campaign finance, which he did for political purposes to regain stature after the Keating Five scandal. Undue credit is given for opposing earmarks when McCain is most beloved by his surrounding hordes of lobbyists/advisers who do not need earmarks if they can get blanket bushie favors for a whole industry at once. Undue credit is given for McCain's principles on Iraq, when he has strongly favored an illegal and immoral war based upon lies, that must be won at any fiscal or moral cost. But these are the only major backsteps in an otherwise well considered article.

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