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McCain, Obama Clash On Taxes And Combating Financial Crisis

There are 99 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Oct 8, 2008, titled McCain, Obama Clash On Taxes And Combating Financial Crisis. In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - - John McCain and Barack Obama battled repeatedly Tuesday night over the causes of the economic meltdown that has shaken the country, and offered sharply contrasting prescriptions for how to ...

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HC Here

Arlington, VA

#91 Oct 8, 2008
doglove wrote:
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I work in the medical field and see people with dementia everyday and McCain clearly has it.
He almost never makes sense and his horrible rage has become much worse.
Egad sir - horrible rage you say. Where was such "horrible rage"? When did you see it.

What do you do in the medical field to make such cnap decisions? How many waste baskets have you emptied of doctors?
HC Here

Arlington, VA

#92 Oct 8, 2008
doglove wrote:
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Are you talking about the Pennsylvannia that has Obama winning 54 to 41? Thirteen point lead? The same Pennsylvannia?
http://www.usaelectionpolls.com/2008/polls/Ra...
Your party is dead, Old Joe. It's over. We are in the twenty first century now and don't need the good ole boys way anymore.
And we don't need or care about the 800,000 nutball secessionists in Alaska!
It's gonna be a big one for you to swallow on Nov. 5th, isn't it Joe? You betcha, wink, wink!
So who is this new modern 21st century clique you tout?- Illegal aliens, ghetto mamas, drug addicts, baby mamas, people too stupid to be able to pay for their own heat or health insurace, and maybe a few women who want to kill their babies through abortion. What a bunch of winners. No wonder you all want somebody else to pay your way. You could never do it on your own. You haven't so far.

“Semper Fi”

Since: Sep 08

North Port, Fl

#93 Oct 8, 2008
MsRotten wrote:
Obama/Biden = 3
McCain/Palin = 0
I'm voting for "That One"!
Ms rotten, you were saying the same thing about Gore, then Kerry, now Obama. Insanity,,,,saying the same thing and expecting a different result.

Since: Apr 07

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#94 Oct 9, 2008
doglove wrote:
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I am not in awe or in love with Obama or Hillary, but John McCain is clearly insane and senile and will offer us more of the mess we have now.
As Jonathan Alter so eloquently stated last night
(not verbatim - sorry)
"The debate stage represented the changing of the guard from the twentieth century to the twenty first. The old ways no longer work and that was very clear during the debate"
Billy Mays also put it the same way but with a little less eloquence. "But wait! There's more!" The DNC has repackaged the same old same old. It's Dean, Pelosi, Dodd, Schumer, Biden, Reid and Richardson for a cheaper price, but now the shipping and handling is billions!

I now laugh out loud, when I ask why people will vote for Obama and they come back with "I like his message of change". Because I expect to see Billy pop out and shout "But wait, there's more!!!!!"

The Democrats are very fortunate that a majority of their members know more about the contestants on Dancing With the Stars or the VJs on MTV than they do the candidates for President of the United States. Laughable.
MsRotten

AOL

#95 Oct 10, 2008
Alaskan Independence Party: The Last Refuge of a Scoundrel
Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
Posted October 9, 2008 | 11:28 AM (EST)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-f-kenned...

Since: Apr 07

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#96 Oct 10, 2008
But wait there's more!!!!!!!

Huffington and Billy Mays!!!!

Wait, was that an ACORN I heard fall??????????
jim

Buena Park, CA

#97 Oct 19, 2008
A Disgruntled Citizen wrote:
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As I said, No tax is not realistic, there are services that Gov't needs to address. I just said it is Fair.
A flat tax punishes all people equally, what you are referring to is the redistribution of wealth, A Marxist/Socialistic method of operating. "From each according to his ability, to each according to his need" is that what you are advocating. Obama keeps talking about Fairness but he doesn't mean it because the rules of Sports are Fair They don't discriminate reguardless of the team. Obama's plan does, can't wait for him to be president and my theory is proved correctly.
Jim have a great budget vote. Make sure you keep saying yes to your town's budget.
First, taxes are not punishment. Next, your claim that I'm advocating Marxism is beyond ridiculous. My wife and I are reasonably successful people. Our combined earnings - among the top 20% of American households - are the result of experience and hard work. We're proud to live in a country that gave us the opportunities we've had. To accuse us of being communists because we don't mind paying taxes is truly shameful.

“Semper Fi”

Since: Sep 08

North Port, Fl

#98 Oct 20, 2008
jim wrote:
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First, taxes are not punishment. Next, your claim that I'm advocating Marxism is beyond ridiculous. My wife and I are reasonably successful people. Our combined earnings - among the top 20% of American households - are the result of experience and hard work. We're proud to live in a country that gave us the opportunities we've had. To accuse us of being communists because we don't mind paying taxes is truly shameful.
NO, the fact that you want everyone else to pay higher taxes is advocating marxism. Put your money where your mouth is and volunteer more taxes from yourself if you want to pay more.
MsRotten

AOL

#99 Oct 21, 2008
MsRotten wrote:
The intellectual and intelligent people will vote for Obama/Biden. The ones with LOW IQ's will vote for McShame/McLipstik.

“Semper Fi”

Since: Sep 08

North Port, Fl

#100 Oct 21, 2008
MsRotten wrote:
MsRotten wrote:
The intellectual and intelligent people will vote for Obama/Biden. The ones with LOW IQ's will vote for McShame/McLipstik.
Msrotten,you smell. Go take a bath to get rid of your idiocy.

“Semper Fi”

Since: Sep 08

North Port, Fl

#101 Oct 21, 2008
MsRotten wrote:
MsRotten wrote:
The intellectual and intelligent people will vote for Obama/Biden. The ones with LOW IQ's will vote for McShame/McLipstik.
MsRotten, are you talking about these brilliant obama supporters.XXYOUTUBE-NyvqhdllX gUXX You wont find any McCain supporters this smart.

Since: Apr 07

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#102 Oct 21, 2008
MsRotten wrote:
MsRotten wrote:
The intellectual and intelligent people will vote for Obama/Biden. The ones with LOW IQ's will vote for McShame/McLipstik.
Yes you are correct there Rotten.

First Joe B. asks a paraplegic to stand and get recognized.

Then this. To quote Joe Biden " it happens to be, as Barack says, a three letter word, jobs, J-O-B-S".

Since: Apr 07

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#104 Oct 21, 2008
"I have to question Middletown Joe's judgement."

Good for you. Your opinion. Such as it is.

"Middletown Joe has behaved like a stubborn fool throughout this campaign, pretending McCain still has integrity. It is clear from his behavior that he will say any lie to win."

Yes, that whole "spread the wealth" isn't at all patronizing is it? McCain has integrity and character, neither Obama has possessed, EVER.

Saying that taxing big businesses and oil will not translate to those businesses passing those increased costs on to us via increased prices for their products. Does anyone believe that? Maybe ZONKER, could you be that naive?

"Most Americans realize McCain is nothing but a toothless old man. With a bad temper."

Zonker, just like Democratic Rep. John Murtha said Monday regarding the folks he represents saying that they are rednecks. Also not unlike Obama addressing his San Fran elitist pals by saying that the folks in Penslyvania, " itís not surprising then that they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who arenít like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.Ē

Zonker, neither you, Murtha or Obama speak for the American people.

"Only folks like Joe fail to realize McCain has sold his soul to **** Cheney."

You think? How could you be blindly faithful to your party?

I would be and I AM very worried about Obama's choices for his "New Washington". You do recall the names Biden,Dodd, Dean, Reid, Pelosi, Richardson, Edwards et al?? Moveon?

A no name, "present" voting one time Senator? He has sold his sole a long time ago. He has more political debt than the U.S. has monetary debt. HE OWES BIG TIME. How do you think he will repay their support? Give me a break!!

Since: Apr 07

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#106 Oct 21, 2008
Zonker wrote:
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You've been wrong from the beginning, you continue to be wrong.
McCain has integrity??? Are you crazy?? Aparently you are.
McCain sold his integrity to win an election. Using the same guy who slimed him in 2000 to slime Obama is not a sign of integrity. Attacking Obama on his associates, while ignoring the real issues, is not integrity. He once said he would never resort to gutter politics to win.
So what's he and Palin (the criminal from Alaska) doing in the gutter??
What will you be saying on Nov 5th, after a landslide victory for Democrats??
I do hope it will quiet the stupidity we've heard from you for months.
Whatever, LOL.

As I am writing this I am listening to Biden, give the same rhetorical speech he has given forever. McCain is George Bush. How tired is this, and this is what Zonker has been listening to. McCain has voted Bush's policies over 90% of the time. Well Obama has voted Democratic OLD WASHINGTON 100% of the time.

Three letters folks J-O-B-S. What an idiot.

Since: Apr 07

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#108 Oct 22, 2008
I never said I knew what YOU listen to.

Through your eyes I am sure it's a landslide. As I have said before. People blink. I'll wait till after voting day and live with what happens.
jim

Leawood, KS

#109 Oct 23, 2008
Marc P wrote:
<quoted text> NO, the fact that you want everyone else to pay higher taxes is advocating marxism. Put your money where your mouth is and volunteer more taxes from yourself if you want to pay more.
You clearly have no idea of what Marxism truly is. In any case, I don't want everyone to pay higher taxes. I want everyone to pay their fair share. Nothing more. Nothing less.

I put my money where my mouth is by contributing genrously to a number of charities.
MsRotten

AOL

#110 Nov 2, 2008
So! WHY won't McLipstick release her medical records???

How did she fake a pregnancy? Well, she didn't really. At seven months pregnant with a fifth child, she certainly would have been showing. Yet she told nobody that she was pregnant until that seventh month -- not even her parents or her other children! Everyone was shocked when they heard which Palin announced on 3/5/2008!

A month later (4/16/08), while in Texas, her water broke.(NOTE: She'd have been about 36 weeks along here, which is the cut-off point for some airlines.) There is talk of a 4 a.m. phone call with the doctor in Alaska, presumably to discuss Sarah's water having broken.

Be aware that this was a higher-risk pregnancy to begin with, considering Sarah's age and the fact that she was carrying a special-needs baby.

Did she go to the hospital to get checked out?

No.

With pre-term labor evident, in a higher-risk pregnancy, she did not do this.(Some have tried to say that a woman who's already had 4 babies knows her body -- but most women will actually tell you that each pregnancy is different, and that time spent in labor decreases with deliveries subsequent to the first.)

What DID she do?

She went to this convention, while having contractions, and gave a speech. Nobody seems to have noticed that she was 8 months pregnant.

OK, so, speech over, did she go to a hospital to get checked out?

No.

What DID she do?

She drove out to DFW Airport to board a plane for Seattle, where she connected to another flight to Anchorage.

A check on Orbitz.com shows this one-stop itinerary to take anywhere from 9.5 hours to over 12 hours. That doesn't include wait time or travel to the airport.

OK, so she makes it to Anchorage. What does she do THEN?

Well, instead of going to a hospital that has a neonatal intensive care unit (remember, she's in labor pre-term, and the baby has Down Syndrome), she drives an hour to the small town of Palmer to Mat-Su Regional Hospital where she has influence. And voila! Baby born at 6:30 AM on 4/17/08 by long time friend, Dr. Cathy Baldwin-Johnson (who also delivered 7 y/o Piper).

Was the baby's arrival listed on the hospital's web site, along with all the other deliveries?

No.

Sarah Palin says her doctor was an "expert". OK. So, an expert in obstetrics and gynecology -- which are the experts who monitor pregnancies and deliver babies -- is an OB/GYN. Was Sarah Palin's expert -- for this pre-term delivery in an already higher-risk pregnancy -- an OB/GYN?

No.

Was the doctor listed on the Mat-Su Regional Medical Center directory a few days ago?

Yes.

Is she listed there now?

No.

Has anyone seen a copy of the birth certificate of Trig Palin?

Not that anyone knows.

Was Bristol Palin out of school for the five months previous to the birth of Trig Palin? And was also living with Sarah's sister at the same time?

Yes.

Why was she out of school?

Supposedly for mono, which she quickly overcame immediately after the birth and became pregnant.(Again?)

WHERE IS THAT BIRTH CERTIFICATE?

Dr. Cathy Baldwin-Johnson:
Long time friend of Sarah Palin. MAYOR Palin nominated Baldwin-Johnson for 2001 "Family Physician of the Year" award. Appointed to Palin's administration, by Palin, May 8th, 2007 Commissioner to Health Care Strategies Council.

Since: Apr 07

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#112 Nov 2, 2008
he liberals and moveon morons are getting nervous, and appropriately so.

Look at Obama's rhetoric as of late. He was once a politician envisioning change, and now the DEMOCRATIC PARTY has led him down the path of denial. He is now left to retract his words, redefine them or ignore them all together.

This is nothing more than the same old Democratic party speaking through a man, who once had a vision. SAD, VERY SAD.

Since: Apr 07

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#115 Nov 3, 2008
TWO HUNDRED AND SIXTY FIVE DOLLARS and an illegal alien.

And Obama says "I didn't know my aunt was here"??

http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/11/01/obama....

At least McCain is his own man.

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