Thus, McCain was right on with what the American people want, when he said:
"As president, I will also order a prompt and thorough review of the budgets of every federal program, department, and agency. While that top-to-bottom review is underway, we will institute a one-year pause in discretionary spending increases with a necessary exemption of military spending and veterans' benefits."And he was in touch with the American people when he said:
And, once again, he is right on when he said this:
"I will send the Congress a proposal to cut the taxes these employers pay from a
rate of 35 to 25%. I will also send to the Congress a middle class tax cut, a complete phase-out of the Alternative Minimum Tax to save more than 25 million middle-class families more than $2,000 every single year. I'll send to Congress a reform to increase the exemption with a goal of doubling it from $3,500 to $7,000 for every dependent in every family in America."
He has also said that he will definitely extend the Bush tax cuts.
I propose that the federal government suspend all taxes on gasoline now paid by the American people, from Memorial Day to Labor Day of this year. The effect will be an immediate economic stimulus, taking a few dollars off the price of a tank of gas every time a family, a farmer, or a trucker stops to fill up."
Keep in mind winning the office of the president is not about catering to conservatives, or liberals or the middle, but catering to all Americans. And we will all benifit by what McCain proposes here.
What a better way to generate trust in government than to hold government agencies accountable, to stimulate the economy by cutting taxes and reducing government waste, and providing more trust in individuals that they (we) are the one's with the power to make America better, not the government.