Thursday, August 14, 2008

McCain Not a Straight Talker on Energy

I really wish I liked John McCain. He seems like a fine fella (hint: sarcasm). But his record certainly speaks for itself. Embroiled in the Savings and Loan fiasco that cost taxpayers 1/2 a trillion dollars, caught up in "campaign finance reform" that did nothing but make the problem worse -- and more opaque -- and now this:

McCain has failed to vote the last 8 times on extending energy credits to help bolster the so-called "alternative energy" industry. In effect, a null vote is a no vote, in short because it's not a yes vote.

It's the yes votes that pass legislation.

So while McCain wants to make permanent the Bush tax cuts (a 180 from where he was a few years ago -- what changed, Johnny?), he doesn't want to do a similar thing with alternative energy incentives.

What a loser.

By the way, Obama is not much better, but at least he's voted 3 of the 8 times this legislation has come to a vote. Not even 50 percent. But he may say that he's been away for the 5 votes he missed (I'm not sure). But it's a fact that McCain was in his office on Capitol Hill during one of the votes.

Read Tom Friedman's article in the New York Times for complete details.


KrazeMaster said...

Hi Bill,
Thanks for stopping by.
I have to say the picture of McCain looks as though he is holding back a fart... LOL