April 11, 2008

McCain Revises Proposals for Families in Economic Crisis -- by Dan Balz

Two weeks after drawing criticism for saying he favored only a limited federal role to help deal with the home mortgage crisis, Republican presidential candidate John McCain sought to assure Americans that he is prepared to use the government where necessary to help ease the impact on working families of a declining economy.

In a campaign appearance Thursday with small-business owners in Brooklyn, Sen. McCain (R-Ariz.) also addressed the economic downturn with proposals to help families facing foreclosure restructure their mortgages and to give workers who have lost jobs more flexibility and incentives to seek retraining and a speedier return to the workforce.

McCain plans a more comprehensive economic speech next week, but he came here to blunt criticism from his Democratic rivals, Sens. Barack Obama (Ill.) and Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.), that he is insensitive to the plight of ordinary Americans.

"Let me make it clear that in these challenging times, I am committed to using all the resources of this government and great nation to create opportunity and make sure that every deserving American has a good job and can achieve their American dream," he said. [emphasis mine]
**Ahem** I sniff Reagan lite here. Remember the 'deserving poor'? Turns out there weren't too many of those, were there? All the poor were Welfare Queens out to screw the rest of us out of our hard-earned money.
Oops. My bad. THAT turned out to be the myth, didn't it?

McCain has proven, once and for all, that the Democrats don't have a lock on shooting themselves in the foot. Thank Goodness. Now, if he will just keep stepping up to the plate this way [on the economy, on Iraq, on social issues, etc.] we just might turn this ol' country around after all.

Obviously, he doesn't have a post-it note on his mirror----
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an average patriot said...

Hey two crows You're back!
I am afraid the war monger has already been picked to replace the current phony! He is the new false Republican God. Tell the truth about him and you will again be labeled anti American and unpatriotic. He will finish the damage Bush has started here and around the world. This nomination and Democracy is a facade. I am afraid McCain the hate and war monger will dwarf Bush! Sorry!

two crows said...

'Tell the truth about him and you will again be labeled anti American and unpatriotic.'

well, 1st, I've been called worse -- so that doesn't bother me
and 2nd, if he keeps on stomping on the backs of the people this way, he might just find that they've got the ultimate weapon to use on HIM: the vote.

if he will just keep stepping in it the way he did this time, people might stop focusing on the mud Clinton and Obama are slinging and notice what 'President McCain' would do to them -- and vote for one of the others -- once the Dems figure out just who that one is going to be.

so -- "Keep on showing us what you're made of, McCain!"

LET'S TALK said...
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LET'S TALK said...

Soprry for the delete two crows. I think we will allow McCain to waltz right into the White House come January if we don't come together and get the Democratic party moving in the right direction and get the race card and hate out of this race.

TomCat said...

McConJob-speak Dictionary
Deserving=having an income of $250,000+

two crows said...

hi, Larry--
you're right, of course.
McCain can't win this election on his own. Bush has seen to that.
WE, however, could tie a ribbon around it and bestow it upon him as a gift.
that sounds about right, Tom Cat

Distributorcap said...

you mean those damn welfare queens are still driving cadillacs!

the media has already ordained him as the new savior for america

Robert Rouse said...

Sorry, McPain, too little, too late.

an average patriot said...

You know, I was listening to McGoon today with his latest tax cuts he would pay for by raising Medicare prescription payments. I just don't friggen get it. And his Neocon crowd loved it.

two crows said...

hi, DCap--
I fear you may be right. and the sheeple will just follow along.
yep, Robert--
SOME folks might catch on that his first words were the truth and his back- tracking was for the votes. but, given the electorate these days, I'm not banking on that.
oh, I'll bet you get it, AAP--
those tax cuts for the rich are ALWAYS paid for by the poor, the elderly and the children.