Mccain said he doesnt support the Government bailing out AIG then flops.

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    Jonathan Martin's Blog: McCain now appears to back AIG bailout - Politico.com

    I just want to point out that this is a man that has been in congress for 24 years but he didnt know how not supporting the bailout would effect the american people and now he supports the bailout. Are you fricken kidding me. I expect these mistakes from Obama due to his inexperience but at least Obama said he couldnt comment until he knew all the facts and people gave him hell for that. Is Mccain the dumbest politician in Congress?
     
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    I guess nobody wants to touch this one, where are you Navy.
     
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    I'll touch this one. These corporate bailouts are unconstitutional because Congress is the only body allowed to deal with the taxpayers money. Congress had nothing to do with these bailouts, the Federal Reserve handled them. Of course, the Federal Reserve itself is unconstitutional but there you have it.
     
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    Better to plug the hole in the dam, than let the dam fail and drown us all.
     
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    Well, that wasnt the point I was trying to make. My point was that with someone who talks about how experienced he is, how could he not know that thousands would lose their pensions if the government didnt bail out AIG. It shows that even someone who is IN CONGRESS FOR 24 YEARS STILL DOESNT KNOW WHATS GOING ON. Whether they are unconstitutional or not is for another post. I was looking to get some of the Right-wingers on the board to respond but I guess they have nothing to say.
     
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    It's come to the point where McCain flip flopping on an issues is basically normal. I mean, what has he not flipped on? Taxes, immigration, regulation, experience and you name it!
     
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    I would rather see handups to the guys struggling to put together a hard days work than a bailout to a billionaire.

    I'm happy with no handouts across the board, that's fair, capitalism, sink or swim. I am not happy with socialism for the wealthy.

    I get why it might be 'necessary' but it pisses me off that it is not fair that the wealthy get the money (where'd it come from?) and the taxpayer ultimately pays. - It seems so unamerican.
     
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    This not a bail-out, it is suppose to be a "loan". We "hope" to be paid back. Pay attention to whom we are actually bailing out, & whom we are now loaning money too. OK

    No--McCain does not want to bail-out AIG--& he hasn't flip-flopped.
     
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    Isn't it ironic that we're always lectured that we don't have money for universal healthcare, but we always have trillions to bail out wall street companies, and a trillion $ for a war we didn't have to fight in Iraq.
     
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