A Reason I like John McCain

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    Well if he was looking for a liberal, you'd THINK he'd be looking at the Dems. That, coupled with the fact that he was actually considering a Republican instead, while cancelling out the 2 most liberal in that field, leads me to believe he was looking for a conservative. Maybe I'm wrong though.

    Who are you referring to in regards being right about controlling spending and ending pork barrelling, McCain or Taomon?
     
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    MCcain
     
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    I don't think he has said he was ever considering MCcain and Romney.
     
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    Oh come on, you really think McCain will do something to control spending? Keep in mind, he can lean left of center, has colluded with some of the most liberal in congress, and this IS an election season with the Oval Office on the line for him.

    His record isn't exactly pretty, either.

    The Republicans in congress are fiscally liberal anymore, and obviously the Dems are. I see him wasting just as much money as Bush has.
     
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    Neither did I. I said he was considering a Republican, which was based on what he said himself about deciding not to vote for McCain after a debate.
     
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    Well except Presidents do not control the purse strings, never have and probably never will.
     
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    The president has the final say. Bush didn't veto a single spending bill from the Repub congress in 6 years of their control. I see McCain doing exactly the same thing, especially considering his known friendliness with liberal dems.
     
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    No the President does NOT have the final say, Congress does. Or have you forgotten the override of a veto power Congress has?

    The President does not make bills, including money bills. He does not Vote on them. All he can do is sign them or veto them, which then Congress can override. The final word rests with Congress. Always has and probably always will.
     
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    Sorry didn't catch that
     
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    I guess MCcain's billions of dollars in earmarks makes you think he is for wasteful spending right, oh wait he hasn't sponsored any earmarks. He has made a career out of ending wasteful spending, I don't even think you will find alot of libs stating anything to the contrary.
     
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