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MCCAIN REALITY CHECK

BUSH

Has supported Bush 100% in Senate votes in 2008 and 95% in 2007 according to CQ

CHILDREN

MCCAIN RATED WORST SENATOR FOR CHILDREN

CITIES

Asked what he would do to fight crime the cities, McCain said, "Some of those tactics - you mention the war in Iraq - are like that we use in the military. You go into neighborhoods, you clamp down, you provide a secure environment for the people that live there, and you make sure that the known criminals are kept under control. And you provide them with a stable environment and then they cooperate with law enforcement, etc, etc."

CONSISTENCY

MCCAIN FLIP FLOPS TEN TIMES IN TWO WEEKS

WHICH JOHN MCCAIN DO YOU AGREE WITH?

MCCAIN DOUBLE TALKS ON TORTURE

CONSTITUTION

MCCAIN AIDE SAYS CANDIDATE SUPPORTS WARRANTLESS WIRETAPS

MCCAIN HELPED PASS UNCONSTITUTIONAL MILITARY COMMISSIONS ACT; OBAMA OPPOSED IT

CORRUPTION

MCCAIN AND THE KEATING FIVE

ECONOMY

TOP MCCAIN ADVISOR INSULTS AMERICANS AS 'WHINERS

ENERGY

Opposes incentives for wind and solar energy.

GAYS

Oppose a November ballot measure that would ban same-sex marriage in California.

GENERAL

TEN THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT JOHN MCCAIN

FIND THE REAL MCCAIN

WHAT MCCAIN AND BUSH HAVE IN COMMON

HEALTH

MCCAIN WAS BORN WITH A SILVER THERMOMETER IN HIS MOUTH

MCCAIN'S HEALTH PLAN: FOLLOW THE BOUNCING SEMANTICS

WHY MCCAIN'S HEALTH CARE PLAN WON'T WORK

IRAQ

Supported the invasion of Iraq and continues to support our occupation.

3 YEARS AGO MCCAIN WAS READY TO DUMP IRAQ

ISRAEL

Told AIPAC he would incrase military fundingn for Israel

KEATING 5

MCCAIN & THE KEATING FIVE SCANDAL

NUCLEAR POWER

MCCAIN CALLS FOR 45 MORE NUCLEAR POWER SITES

OIL

MCCAIN WOULD END OIL DRILLING MORATORIUM

PERSONAL

MCCAIN IS AN ADDICTIVE GAMBLER

CHECKING OUT MCCAIN'S TEMPER

PORK

MCCAIN AGAINST PORK, EXCEPT THE KIND HE LIKES

SOCIAL SECURRITY

MCCAIN CALLS SOCIAL SECURITY A "DISGRACE"

STAFF

Hired Michael Goldfarb, as deputy communications director for his campaign. Goldfarb has stated that the country's founders "sought an energetic executive with near dictatorial power in pursuing foreign policy and war. So no, the Constitution does not put Congress on an equal footing with the executive in matters of national security."

SUPREME COURT

McCain would nominate far more reactionary justices than Obama, a critical issue given the age of the sitting bench.

TAXES

THE DIFFERENCE IN THE MCCAIN & OBAMA TAX PLANS

Would make the Bush tax cuts for high income citizen permanent. According to data supplies by the Washington Post, the McCain tax plan would lower taxes on the top one percent of taxpayers by an average of $269,000 while Obama's plan would raise their taxes by $701,000. At the other end, the bottom 60% of taxpayers would see cuts of $19-$319 under the McCain plan and $567-$1042 under Obama.

Would cut corporate tax rates.

Would double the personal exemption for dependents to $7000.

TORTURE

MCCAIN VOTES AGAINST WATERBOARDING BAN

VETERANS

MCCAIN WOULD SLASH VETERANS' HEALTHCARE