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McCain says government `forced' to bail out AIG

There are 53 comments on the LA Daily News story from Sep 17, 2008, titled McCain says government `forced' to bail out AIG. In it, LA Daily News reports that:

Republican presidential candidate John McCain, a day after flatly rejecting the idea of a taxpayer bailout for American International Group Inc., said Wednesday that the government had been "forced" into ...

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Kiki

United States

#1 Sep 17, 2008
McCain is absolutely right!!! You go...McCain/Palin all the way.
doug lowe

Los Angeles, CA

#3 Sep 17, 2008
remember the keating five mr. stuttertalk express? Or are u going to play the senile card on that one too?
Maury Wills Jr

Woodland Hills, CA

#4 Sep 17, 2008
He was against the bail out, before he was for it.....Flip flopper John, pandering again, by the way, his (ex?) economic advisor Phil "Philandering Cash Whore" Gramm pushed in 1999 for de-regulation of the mortgage business, then went to work for one of the mortgage giants w/in 1 year of leaving congre$$ nice to have a follow up job, and we are the whiners, elect MCCain & get more of the same- bailouts & corporat welfare, you individual citizen are wimps & can live on cheese logs....
doug lowe

Los Angeles, CA

#5 Sep 17, 2008
just monday he said the economy was in fine shape, as the dow dropped 500 points. Today it sank another 440! Of course, when u marry into obscene wealth, how can he be expected to stay in touch with reality? He's voted for dereg and privatization every time, and now he makes hollow claims about reform? PUUULEEEZ! But he does have a hot MILF running mate who's reeling the Bubba vote in! Would be funny if it weren't so sad!
doug lowe

Los Angeles, CA

#6 Sep 17, 2008
direct from sarah palin's mouth on running Wasilla. "it's not rocket science, it's 6 million dollars and 53 employees" Yeah, she's ready to help solve the biggest financial crisis since the 30"s!
john mcsame

United States

#7 Sep 17, 2008
You stink John McCain.
Kelly

Pahrump, NV

#8 Sep 17, 2008
The government should bail out every business in the country. We could then become a socialistic society even more than communists. We would all get government jobs and have government health care and dental and pensions. Imagine, no welfare, no food stamps, everybody working. We could just sit and do nothing and the ball would roll. Please, somebody wake me up!
joeblue

Los Angeles, CA

#9 Sep 17, 2008
Republicans failed policies have destroyed our economy America you really have no choice but to vote obama.
wheels460

Las Vegas, NV

#10 Sep 17, 2008
That senile old fool will say anything to get elected. When he picked pandering-palin as his running mate he lost every chance possible of getting my vote.

“Obama said the USA is "one ”

Since: Mar 08

nation under Allah"? PROVE IT!

#12 Sep 17, 2008
yeah to john mccain the taxpayers bailing out another financial institution is business as usual.......the taxpayers had to bailout all those S & L's that mccain and the bush family raided back in the 80's.what is a few billion more for the taxpayers to pick up...just another day to mccain......
Mc I dont know

Lancaster, CA

#13 Sep 17, 2008
McCain how can you feel the pain of the everyday joe when you own 9 house and don't pump your own gas and have most likley have some poor sole wipe your butt, if it were not for SP your run for office would be over because you are dull dull dull, but you are better then Obama....

Since: Aug 08

Methuen, MA

#14 Sep 17, 2008
Give me a break. This whole subprime mess was caused and supported by democrats. 1999/2000 clinton and dems removed restrictions on the morgage industry (Biden voted for, McCain against). 2003 Bush and Republicans right bills to put limited on morgages. Dems (including Biden, McCain supported) voted against it. Kennedy in Senate and B. Frank in House stating that everyone deserves to own home. So how is this a republican problem?

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#15 Sep 17, 2008
Obama wants to help the people insured by AIG, but not the shareholders. Doesn't he realize that in many cases, they are one in the same?

Private citizens buy AIG stock. 401k have AIG stock. Does he not understand this?
Kathy

Burbank, CA

#16 Sep 17, 2008
There were wouldn't have to be regulations if people were ethical instead of being ruled by the love of money. The only thing McCain said that I agree with is that it was caused by excess, corruption, and greed. I'll say. You can blame the dems for removing restrictions but it has been the republicans who have screamed for less regulations and less restrictive regulations. Think about the airlines years ago when regulations were lifted. What started the airlines on a decline year ago was not the lifting of restrictions it was all the mergers that came after. Less airlines, less competition. As for the banking...like father like son. Yes, do remember the 80s and the bailouts caused by junk bonds. This time its subrprime loans. Goes to show you nothing is learned from history and it all boils down to corporate greed and irresponsibility of those who thought they would have the American Dream by getting loans they couldn't afford. If nothing is learned in history it tends to repeat itself. YOu can't regulate ethics and the love of money which of course is the root of all evil an evil we haven't begun to see completely yet.
RainbowWarrior

Roy, WA

#18 Sep 17, 2008
What a better way for the Government to get us all enrolled in thier "Universal Health Care Plan", especially if they OWN the insurance company???? I think they should have let AIG fail... They probably would not hesitate to "drop" your ass, if you were in dire straits and couldn't cough up a premium payment, or had a claim.
ExDemocrat

United States

#19 Sep 17, 2008
Orion2 wrote:
Give me a break. This whole subprime mess was caused and supported by democrats. 1999/2000 clinton and dems removed restrictions on the morgage industry (Biden voted for, McCain against). 2003 Bush and Republicans right bills to put limited on morgages. Dems (including Biden, McCain supported) voted against it. Kennedy in Senate and B. Frank in House stating that everyone deserves to own home. So how is this a republican problem?
It's a Republican problem because Democrats, even when they create massive problems are "good" not "evil" like Republicans.
That is why the majority of Republicans supported Civil rights when the majority of Democrats did not.. Oops.. Bad example. It is why Clinton decimated the intelligence community and blamed Bush for 9/11 when it was Clinton who let him go.
Oops.. another bad example. Maybe it is because the Democrats are FULL of bad examples that I am proud to be an EX-Democrat. I would not vote for Obama to collect my garbage, let alone run the country.
ABN Oritz

Naperville, IL

#20 Sep 17, 2008
John McCain can afford to say anything now that bush is leaving office. But if he gets elected he'll be bailing out more rich people that can afford stock and bonds.
Just An Observer

Oscoda, MI

#21 Sep 17, 2008
John McCain has been right next to Bush and the Republicans all along, backing Bush's pathetic economic policies. The B.S. that some politicians want to spew at election, because they think it's politically convenient. Obvious there is no change in McCain politics, it's the same old business as usual at election time. More of the same oold filthy politics, more of the same old lies and B.S. NOTHING has changed with McCain since the Silverado Savings and Loan crisis, or the Keating Five.
ABN Oritz

Naperville, IL

#22 Sep 17, 2008
McCain, CMH winner is still no presidential material. He has always been for the rich and always will. He is not a common American. He married into a rich family. Has voted with bush most of the time; which means he's been from Washington and has no intention to change. In my opinon, he has put up a false front to win over the common worker like he has been suffering with them all along. In other words he's a lier and his only intention his is to capture the White House to carry on bush's agenda. Another thing, this rothchild person probably has dual citizenship or maybe mulitple citizenship since she is jewish; I say that the only person that should be allowed to vote, should be those with only American citizenship! This way these multiple citizen can not take advantage of our election for some foriegn county benefit at the exspense of our government.
ABN Oritz

Naperville, IL

#23 Sep 17, 2008
ExDemocrat wrote:
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It's a Republican problem because Democrats, even when they create massive problems are "good" not "evil" like Republicans.
That is why the majority of Republicans supported Civil rights when the majority of Democrats did not.. Oops.. Bad example. It is why Clinton decimated the intelligence community and blamed Bush for 9/11 when it was Clinton who let him go.
Oops.. another bad example. Maybe it is because the Democrats are FULL of bad examples that I am proud to be an EX-Democrat. I would not vote for Obama to collect my garbage, let alone run the country.
Your just another person trying to twist the truth. You should go on the bill o'rielly show.

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