Monday, September 8, 2008

Republican Hypocricy:

The truth about John McCain's Acceptance Speech:

Get Phonies McCain and Palin off the Public Trough!!

John McCain and Sarah Palin are huge hypocrites on the issue of our money. When it’s convenient, they attack government spending for roads, hospitals, and parks as “pork” and “earmarks”. Behind the scenes, they have channeled millions in tax dollars into their states. GUESS WHAT! That’s why we pay taxes in the first place!

Would they rather that only private corporations run our roads, our prisons, our health system, our wars? It may be the Republican way. It’s not the American way.

Paying the bills for McCain-Palin’s phony commercials claiming concern for our tax dollars is $84 million in our tax dollars taken in each year on our 1040 forms. Obama, on the other hand, is running his campaign entirely with money raised the old fashioned way, by asking donors for it.

Wasilla, Alaska Benefited from Nearly $27 Million in Earmarks from 1996 to 2002Pub Date: Sep 02, 2008
As Mayor of Wasilla between 1996-2002, Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK) helped get nearly $27 million in earmarked federal funding. Under her leadership, the town hired a lobbying firm, Robertson, Monagle & Eastaugh (now named Hoffman Silver Gilman & Blasco P.C.), and worked with Steven Silver, a partner at the firm and former Chief of Staff for powerful appropriator, Sen. Ted Stevens (R-AK). This is when the earmarked funding started flowing.
Here is a list of the earmarks.
McCain: The co-author of McCain-Feingold campaign finance law, he plans to run his general campaign with public money and within its spending limits. He has urged Obama to do the same. He applied for federal matching funds for primaries but later turned them down so he could spend more than the limits. Federal Election Commission belatedly approved his decision to bypass the primary funds, but rejected McCain's claim that he needed no such approval. McCain accepts campaign contributions from lobbyists.

Obama: The presidential campaign's fundraising champion has brought in $390 million. He plans to raise private money for his general election, despite his proposal last year to accept public financing and its spending limits if the Republican nominee does, too. Obama refuses to accept money from federal lobbyists and has instructed the Democratic National Committee to do the same for its joint victory fund, an account that would benefit the nominee. Obama does accept money from state lobbyists and from family members of federal lobbyists.


Federal Election Commission cuts $84 million check to McCain-Palin 2008, Inc. (the name of their campaign committee).

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