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I'm a veteran and Im applaude at McCains Lack of truth... SHAMEFUL

A McCain ad shows pictures of wind-driven turbines while the narrator says: "Renewable energy to transform our economy, create jobs and energy independence, that's John McCain." But, in fact, his energy plan doesn't specify any new federal spending for renewable energy...

It says he "voted against funding our troops." He did – exactly once. Obama cast at least 10 votes for war-funding bills before voting against one last year, after Bush vetoed a version that contained a date for withdrawal from Iraq.

It says he "never held a single hearing on Afghanistan." It was the full Senate Foreign Relations Committee, not Obama's subcommittee, that had the hearings on this global hot spot, and Obama attended one of those. Over the same time period, McCain himself attended none of the Afghanistan hearings held by the Armed Services Committee on which he serves.

"I have never asked for nor received a single earmark or pork barrel project for my state."

In 2006, McCain co-sponsored with fellow Arizona Republican Sen. Jon Kyl a bill that asked for $10-million for an academic center at the University of Arizona
In 2003, he advocated and won authorization to buy property to create a buffer zone around Luke Air Force Base in Arizona
In 1992, he wrote a letter to the head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency requesting that the “EPA either reprogram $5-million out of existing funds or earmark the amount from an appropriate account” for a wastewater project in Nogales, Ariz
So we find that claim False.

Let's start out by saying that Obama's tax proposals are crafted so that tax increases hit those couples $250,000 or more a year, or $200,000 for singles. He also proposes a $1,000 tax credit on income for working families ($500 for singles).

Another statement claims that Obama "promises more taxes on small business, seniors, your life savings, your family." This is true is if you happen to be a small business, a senior or a family making more than $250,000 a year, or $200,000 for a single person. Otherwise, it's generally not the case. In fact, Obama advocates eliminating income taxes for seniors with incomes less than $50,000

The "life savings" statement, according to the McCain campaign, applies to Obama's plan to raise taxes on dividend and capital gains. We've looked at similar claims before. Increases to dividends and capital gains taxes will affect people in upper income brackets who have investments in the stock market or mutual funds. The Spanish language ad makes similar claims but pushes them one step farther by claiming Obama would raise taxes on "the sale of your home."

We've run across that claim before from anonymous e-mails. Obama does not advocate new taxes on home sales.

Why MSM/Newspapers won't call him out on these out right LIES

(Suggest removal) 8/10/08 at 10:34 a.m.

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