reply to post by Bunch
Regardless of what you or I call it, the fact is that BOTH candidates have been changing their policies, more often than most of us change underwear.
As I've said to you awhile back, I don't think there's much difference in either candidates' positions, because, essentially, they are changing
frequently, and in the long run, corporate America, the Lobbyists, and the real powers, will dictate what can and will be done. I will not vote for
either one, but will vote for Ron Paul, as the only one that correctly tagged what really caused our problems.
Obama is now adopting a policy that he condemned when Hillary proposed it:
Obama today rolls out another set of proposals for dealing with the economic crisis, one focused more on the human consequences of the crisis.
The plan includes helping out states and localities, allowing people to cash out part of their retirement savings without tax penalties, and an
arrangement with banks that would include a 90-day moratorium on foreclosures for many homeowners.
The plan is a striking sign of how far this crisis has moved, and a sign that Obama has shifted toward a more populist approach. In February, after
Hillary Clinton proposed a similar foreclosure moratorium, the Los Angeles Times reported that Obama condemned her plan:
In San Antonio on Tuesday, Obama said that Clinton’s foreclosure freeze was potentially “disastrous,” rewarding “people who made this
problem worse” by benefiting banks that profit from high mortgage rates.
And McCain, in the last "debate", posed a "new" proposal to buy up current at-risk mortgages. The problem is that this proposal is ALREADY in the
Bailout Bill, that is now, unfortunately, the law of the land.
Both candidates are just throwing XXXX against the wall to see what sticks. I have no respect for either candidate, and less for those that buy their
It is truly time for a REAL third party to break the strangle-hold that the 2-party(really 1 party, the Republicrats) system has on all of us.
Americans are fooling themselves if they think that either of these candidates have any REAL understanding of what the average American goes through.
In the time that I have been a member of ATS, I have gotten to know quite a few members that I profoundly respect. Many of those are having a very
hard time making ends meet. Neither McCain or Obama have that problem. I don't condemn them for it, of course, but I subscribe to the philosophy of
"walk a mile in my shoes".
We may disagree about this election, but I respect you, because you do post what you logically believe is a sound presentation.