Accounting method inflates the number
"Already we've identified $2 trillion in deficit reductions over the next decade."
Cherry-picking the last number
"As a percentage of gross domestic product, we are reducing nondefense discretionary spending to its lowest level since the '60s, lower than it was under Reagan, lower than it was under Clinton, lower than it was under Bush, or both Bushes."
Proposed cuts are too vague
"For my energy plan, my economic plan, and the other proposals you'll hear tonight, I've offered spending cuts above and beyond their cost."
Campaigns volley over Biden's warning
McCain is "selectively editing Joe Biden's words...Biden actually said about Barack Obama: 'They're gonna find out this guy's got steel in his spine.'"
Beating a retreat on a lavish retreat
"AIG executives ... (took) a junket for over $400,000. Twice."
Health care ad is right -- until the end
John McCain's health care plan "leaves you on your own to pay McCain’s health insurance tax."
Deficit grows under Obama's plans
Barack Obama "pays for every dime" of his spending plans.
McCain never talked about the bill
"I introduced a bill that would’ve helped stop the multimillion-dollar bonus packages that CEOs grab on their way out.. (McCain) opposed that idea."
Congress didn't pass Obama's economic plan
"In January, I outlined a plan to help revive our faltering economy, which formed the basis for a bipartisan stimulus package that passed the Congress."
Cherry-picking the record
McCain "voted to cut education funding, against accountability standards. He even proposed abolishing the Department of Education."
McCain has a mixed record on fuel economy standards
McCain "said no to higher fuel-efficiency standards for cars."
Obama stretches foresight on Musharraf
"I argued for years that we need to move from a 'Musharraf policy' to a 'Pakistan policy.' "
McCain thinks Yucca site will be more secure
John McCain worries about nuclear waste in Arizona, but not in Nevada.
Tax breaks for all companies; credit for kids.
John McCain offers "billions in tax breaks for oil and drug companies, but almost nothing for families like yours."
He probably should have some doubt
"I have little doubt that we've moved into recession at this point."
Something for the middle, more for the top
"Sen. McCain's economic plan gives nearly $4-billion in tax breaks to the oil companies but doesn't provide any tax relief to more than 100-million middle-class families."
Big oil, like all companies, would get tax break
"McCain will give more tax breaks to big oil."
'Paid for' without real money
"These steps (a middle-class tax cut, national health care plan, foreclosure prevention fund, Social Security fix and more) are all paid for."
Reading too much into McCain's ambitions
"Privatizing Social Security was a bad idea when George W. Bush proposed it. It's a bad idea today. Sen. McCain's campaign went even further ... suggesting ... to cut cost-of-living adjustments or to raise the retirement age."
McCain's opposed, but he's not alone
John McCain "is one of the few senators of either party who oppose this bill (to expand education aid for veterans) because he thinks it's too generous."
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