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Adriel Bettelheim is the regulatory editor of CQ Weekly
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stated on October 17, 2008 in a speech in Roanoke, Va.:
"Senator McCain would pay for part of his (health care) plan by making drastic cuts in Medicare — $882-billion worth."
stated on October 9, 2008 in Cincinnati, Ohio:
"AIG executives ... (took) a junket for over $400,000. Twice."
stated on October 7, 2008 in a debate in Nashville, Tenn.:
Obama "voted for ... $3-million for an overhead projector at a planetarium in Chicago."
stated on October 7, 2008 in comment from McCain spokesman Tucker Bounds on Fox News:
"Senator Obama has voted 94 times to either increase your taxes or against tax cuts."
stated on October 2, 2008 in vice presidential debate in St. Louis:
Sen. McCain's tax plan provides "virtually nothing to the middle class."
Republican National Committee
stated on September 30, 2008 in a TV ad:
"Under Barack Obama's plan, the government would spend $1-trillion more."
stated on October 1, 2008 in a TV ad.:
Says McCain "voted to let governments charge rape victims" for forensic exams.
stated on September 24, 2008 in a speech in Dunedin, Fla.:
"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."
stated on September 22, 2008 in a TV ad.:
John McCain would "reduce oversight of health insurance."
stated on September 17, 2008:
On whether the government should bail out insurance giant AIG.