Does McCain really believe anything under $5 million is middle class?
August 30, 2008 4:41pm CST
This thread is just to educate people on the lies that Obama's minions have been proliferating lately. McCain does not believe anyone with less than $5million is middle class. It was a joke he made that was taken out of context. Plain and simple. He even said he was sure it would be distorted and naturally, Obama and his minions did just that. How predictable. Here's the transcript for anyone curious about it. Pastor Rick Warren, Aug. 16: Give me a number, give me a specific number - where do you move from middle class to rich? McCain: I don't want to take any money from the rich – I want everybody to get rich. ... So, I think if you are just talking about income, how about $5 million? (LAUGHTER) But seriously, I don't think you can - I don't think seriously that - the point is that I'm trying to make here, seriously – and I'm sure that comment will be distorted – but the point is that we want to keep people's taxes low and increase revenues.
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1 Sep 08
:-) You are correct ... each party is ready to jump on what the other says and twist it. I did a bit of research that you can follow up on. Go to www.Politifacts.com and compare the record. They rate both of the candidates. In fact they rate all the candidates on the numbers of times they tell the truth. IT stinks. Obama only has used specific facts as true or mostly true 60% of the time. That is awful ... that is terrible ... Then I checked out McCain. He only told facts fully truthfully or mostly true 41% of the time. That is less than 1/2 of the time he is making a point as being fully accurate or mostly accurate. The bottom line, how do you trust either one. One thing that was interesting was that Obama had zero incidents of telling "Pants on Fire" lies and McCain is credited with 4 instances of "Pants on Fire" lies. Oh my gosh. That is almost 4% of what he says. Shouldn't we hold our leaders to a higher standard.
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1 Sep 08
That depends on what a person calls "Pants on Fire" lies. Obama and Biden have said that McCain is against equal pay for women. That is a blatant lie since McCain pays women on his staff more than the men. McCain believes women should report issues with pay inequity withing 180 days/ 6 months. He's never said anything implying that he doesn't want them to have equal pay. Obama also claimed that median family income has gone down under Bush. While that's a popular accusation, the fact is that median income actually went up under Bush. http://www.factcheck.org/elections-2008/factchecking_obama.html Either way you're right, both politicians have been responsible for several lies, half truths, and lies by omission. If the news agencies made a better point of debunking their lies then maybe they wouldn't be telling so many.