Monday, July 07, 2008

McCain promises to balance budget -- in 4 years!

I need my dear Republican friends who support McCain to click read more for Politico's full story and then help me to understand the thinking behind these proposals. Here is the sentence that stuns me the most:

The McCain administration would reserve all savings from victory in the Iraq
and Afghanistan operations in the fight against Islamic extremists for reducing
the deficit.
He has said he would keep troops there like in Germany and Korea. Iraq and Afghanistan are NOT Germany and Korea. Troops in those countries are going to be under fire as long as they're there. It's going to cost alot to defend themselves.

The full story:

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) plans to promise on Monday that he will balance the federal budget by the end of his first term by curbing wasteful spending and overhauling entitlement programs, including Social Security, his advisers told Politico. The vow to take on Social Security puts McCain in a political danger zone that thwarted President Bush..

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