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McCain's 10 Worst Ideas

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posted on Oct, 11 2008 @ 11:28 AM
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McCain's 10 Worst Ideas


www.foreignpolicy.com


Last week, FP roasted Barack Obama’s 10 worst ideas. Now, it’s John McCain on the hot seat.
(visit the link for the full news article)

Creating a League of Democracies
Calling for a Gas-Tax Holiday
Requiring a Three-Fifths Majority to Raise Taxes
Flip-flopping on Immigration
Drilling Our Way Out of the Oil Crisis
Balancing the Budget through Victory in the War on Terror
Making the Bush Tax Cuts Permanent
Supporting Abstinence-Only Education and the Global Gag Rule
Calling for 45 Nuclear Power Plants
Backing Cap-and-Trade Without a 100 Percent Auction

Go to www.foreignpolicy.com and read their arguments against these proposals and begin thinking for yourselves.




[edit on 11-10-2008 by grover]




posted on Oct, 11 2008 @ 11:28 AM
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This is great... really really good. Right after I post this thread I will be posting Obama's 10 worst ideas according to Foreign Policy.

Whether or not I or anyone else agrees with everything on this list is moot what is important is that we discuss this as opposed to McCain's houses or any of that other bullhooey.

The only way we can vote intelligently is to set all of that aside and start paying attention to the real issues and the real ideas.

www.foreignpolicy.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Oct, 11 2008 @ 11:41 AM
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Please people stop the rabid and hysteric posts and start discussing the issues... If we fall for the same old crap and vote or fears as opposed to voting knowledgeably we are screwed.



posted on Oct, 13 2008 @ 02:23 PM
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reply to post by grover
 


Good post - Thanks

My responce:

Creating a League of Democracies

Good Thing



Calling for a Gas-Tax Holiday

Good Thing



Requiring a Three-Fifths Majority to Raise Taxes

Good thing



Flip-flopping on Immigration

Red Herring - All illegal immigration must stop



Drilling Our Way Out of the Oil Crisis

Red Hering - Drilling won't solve all the problems but it won't hurt. Drill baby drill!



Balancing the Budget through Victory in the War on Terror

Red Herring



Making the Bush Tax Cuts Permanent

Good thing



Supporting Abstinence-Only Education and the Global Gag Rule

Red Herring - sensible sex ed should be taught with discouraging kids from having sex



Calling for 45 Nuclear Power Plants

Good thing - 45 new plants



Backing Cap-and-Trade Without a 100 Percent Auction

Not sure at this time



Now for the Obama thread...


[edit on 13-10-2008 by LiquidMirage]



posted on Oct, 13 2008 @ 02:46 PM
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Creating a League of Democracies

-Ever heard of the UN????

Calling for a Gas-Tax Holiday

-How do we fund the wars that he wants to continue??

Requiring a Three-Fifths Majority to Raise Taxes

-We already have a law regarding this. (someone scared they are gonna lose a few seats this cycle?)

Flip-flopping on Immigration

-Can't win. We all lose on this....has to be bi-partisan.

Drilling Our Way Out of the Oil Crisis

-Asinine. We can't even REFINE what we do "drill baby drill".

Balancing the Budget through Victory in the War on Terror

WHAT?!?!?! Wars on words can go on until the ends of time....This is a nice way of saying "take the spoils of war after you conquer the Middle East".

Making the Bush Tax Cuts Permanent

-Look at our economy. Trickle down....more like "dried up". I have yet to see the Bush tax cuts create 1 job. They have made a few people rich though.

Supporting Abstinence-Only Education and the Global Gag Rule

-Sarah Palin's daughter.

Calling for 45 Nuclear Power Plants

-What do we do with all that waste?? I know.....we make DU rounds and shoot em' at third world countries!

Backing Cap-and-Trade Without a 100 Percent Auction

-Another example of America trying to buy away our problems. What about just a cap?



posted on Oct, 13 2008 @ 02:48 PM
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This is what is missing from the list: a McCain presidency.

That, in my plucky opinion, is the worst of them all.



posted on Oct, 13 2008 @ 02:49 PM
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My own tally with points:

-1: Creating a League of Democracies
-1: Calling for a Gas-Tax Holiday
0: Requiring a Three-Fifths Majority to Raise Taxes
-1: Flip-flopping on Immigration
-1: Drilling Our Way Out of the Oil Crisis
-1: Balancing the Budget through Victory in the War on Terror
0: Making the Bush Tax Cuts Permanent
-1: Supporting Abstinence-Only Education and the Global Gag Rule
0: Calling for 45 Nuclear Power Plants
0: Backing Cap-and-Trade Without a 100 Percent Auction

He got a worse score than Obama (whose score ain't perfect either)



posted on Oct, 14 2008 @ 09:10 AM
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I am glad this thread is finally getting some traffic.... I have yet to check but I hope its companion... Obama's 10 worst ideas is doing better... we need to be discussing ideas not smears.



posted on Oct, 14 2008 @ 04:23 PM
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Let me guess "foreignpolicy.com" considers itself to be non-partisian?


Creating a league of Democracies....If it meant killing the UN, I would be all for it!

Gas Tax Holiday.....forget the Holiday....lower or get rid of the gas tax permanently.

3/5 Majority to raise taxes...This is a great idea!

Flip flopping on Immigration....It's OK to flip flop on something if your wrong in the 1st place!

Drilling our way out of the Oil Crisis....How else are we supposed to end it?

Balancing Budget through Victory in War on Terror.....Just a small part of it...The best way to balance the budget is cutting spending overall.

Making Bush Tax Cuts permanent.....this is a no-brainer

Supporting Abstinence-Only Education....no one ever got pregnant by not having sex...It works everytime it is tried!

Calling for 45 Nuclear Power Plants.....Only 45? He could do better than that!

Backing Cap-and-Trade......Terrible Idea...McCain needs to give up on the Myth of Global Warming, and drill in ANWR while we are at it!



posted on Oct, 14 2008 @ 04:32 PM
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RR, "This above all: to thine own self be true..."
Look,

Creating a league of Democracies....If it meant killing the UN, I would be all for it!


And what part of the globe will you be covering?


Drilling our way out of the Oil Crisis....How else are we supposed to end it?


You sure know the statistics on US deposits vs consumption... Ridiculous... I need a glass of water and sombody hands me a spoonful, but with great fanfare.


Balancing Budget through Victory in War on Terror....


Preposterous... Do you believe that terror tactics (in themselves as old as humanity) will go away, McCain or not?


Supporting Abstinence-Only Education....no one ever got pregnant by not having sex...It works everytime it is tried!


Except if WON'T be tried every time and you'd be lying to yourself if you said otherwise.


Calling for 45 Nuclear Power Plants.....Only 45? He could do better than that!


Osama Bin Laden would agree! What's more spectacular than bomb a train carrying radioactive waste! Sure, just give them a chance, scratch, 45 chances.



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