McCain, Obama Remain Mysteries on Economy: published on USnews.com, by Bonnie Erbe, June 06, 2008 – This week’s unexpectedly high unemployment figures emphasize the importance of the economy in the upcoming presidential race. Sen. John McCain’s toughest hurdle is convincing voters he can steer the economy toward recovery. Voters trust Democrats to right the economy to a much greater extent at this point than they trust Republicans. And with good reason: No president in recent history as done as much economic damage as President Bush, with wanton spending, huge tax cuts, and little regard for record deficits … (full text).
Can’t do anything at home with $12 billion a month on Iraq: published on On The Issues – The fact that we’re spending $12 billion every month in Iraq means that we can’t engage in the kind of infrastructure improvements that are going to make us more competitive, we can’t deliver on the kinds of health care reforms that Clinton and I are looking for. McCain is willing to have these troops over there for 100 years. The notion that we would sustain that kind of effort and neglect not only making us more secure here at home, more competitive here at home, allow our economy to sink. Source: Democratic debate at University of Texas in Austin, Feb 21, 2008.
Plan to Strengthen the Economy, September 17, 2007;
Obama Presents Economic Plan Today, Sept. 17, 2007;
Obama’s Economic Brain Trust Breaks With `Status Quo’ (Update1), by Rich Miller and Matthew Benjamin, May 10, 2008;