Thursday, September 25, 2008

The Bailout

I don't agree with the bailout. It's not the government's job to save us from ourselves. But what this situation does point out is the difference between McCain and Obama. John McCain is the man who said "I'd rather lose an election than a war". And, with that philosophy in mind, he took a huge gamble and suspended his campaign to go back to Washington and do what the people of Arizona elected him to do. Work for them. This could cost him the election but he's doing what's right. Obama won't. For McCain, it's Country First. For Obama, it's Power First.

2 comments:

Jim said...

McCain stated that he suspended his campaign, but he's still running ads, taking donations, and had a meeting Thursday with members of his campaign staff.

What if the negotiations go on for weeks? Would McCain simply deprive the American public of debates altogether? Or would he request to have the elections delayed? That just doesn't make sense. The Presidential election process can go on even during times of crisis just as they have in the past.

McCains campaign has been attacking Obama with lies and distortions and now he's taking it to a whole new low by trying to use our economic crisis for political gain.

..see McCain and the Lying Game
http://www.time.com/time/politics/article/0,8599,1842030,00.html

R said...

"It's not the government's job to save us from ourselves."
Isn't it more a matter of the government saving ambitious companies from themselves?
It's a very socialist solution, a 'free market' that is underpinned by a central government.
nice one comrades!
...although it's a little left-wing for me.