I think this was an important debate and I wonder if Obama will apply the same lack of detail to his other duties as well.
Biden said McCain voted “the exact same way” as Obama to increase taxes on Americans earning just $ 42,000, but McCain DID NOT VOTE THAT WAY.
Biden said four times that McCain had voted 20 times against funding alternative energy. That’s flat out not true. McCain only voted 11 times against “mandatory use” of alternative energy. As in forcing a VA hospital to utilize solar energy when it may need to rely on backup fuel for emergencies.
Biden said that Iraq had an “$ 80 billion surplus.” They have a $ 29 billion surplus.
Biden falsely said Palin supported a windfall profits tax in Alaska — she reformed the state tax and revenue system, it’s not a windfall profits tax.
Biden said that top military commander in Iraq said the principles of the surge could not be applied to Afghanistan, but the commander of NATO’s International Security Assistance Force Gen. David D. McKiernan said that there were principles of the surge strategy, including working with tribes, that could be applied in Afghanistan.
Biden said Americans earning less than $ 250,000 wouldn’t see higher taxes, but the Obama-Biden tax plan would raise taxes on individuals making $ 200,000 or more.
Biden is wrong in saying that under Obama, Americans won’t pay any more in taxes than they did under Reagan.
Biden wrongly claimed that McCain had said “he wouldn’t even sit down” with the government of Spain. Actually, McCain didn’t reject a meeting, but simply refused to commit himself one way or the other during an interview.
Biden said five times that McCain’s tax plan would give oil companies a “$ 4 billion tax cut.” McCain’s plan would cut the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 25 percent – for ALL corporations, not just oil companies. It is unlikely the Democratic think tank that estimated the 10% on 5 oil companies are even close to being accurate.
And some dishonesty that couldn’t be consider not informed of the issues:
“My record for 25 years has supported clean coal technology.”
But just last month in Ohio he said, “We’re not supporting clean coal.” Of course that was to an environmental activist, so who knows where he really stands.
“He [Obama] did not say he would sit down with Ahmadinejad” — the Iranian leader. I think we all know from the numerous videos of Obama saying just that, it was dishonest. Barack Obama did say specifically, and Joe Biden attacked him for it.
And of course his quote of “bridge to nowhere,” which Sen. Biden and Sen. Obama both voted for funding, that Palin opposed. The fact that she was first in favor of it at first, has caused Biden and Obama to try to pretend they didn’t vote for it. In fact, they had two chances. The Coburn Amendment proposed shifting earmark funds to Katrina relief, but both Biden and Obama didn’t support it.
Biden also said during the debate that Obama will require him to be present in any decisions they make. I wonder if Obama will rely on his obvious misinformed knowledge?
Show proof Timothy S, that McCain voted the “exact same way” as Obama to increase tax those making $ 42,000? If it is not a LIE, you can prove McCain’s vote… it’s part of the congressional record and by law public knowledge. Show us!
- Solar Energy: How Many Lies Have McCain And Palin Said Combind? (7/16/2012)
- Solar Energy: John MC Cain Filibustered Wind Energy In 2007, How Can He Now Say He Will Support It? (11/22/2011)
- Solar Producer: What Do You Think Of This Economic Plan? (5/13/2012)
- Solar Power: Did You See This Great Washington Times Article By Victor Davis Hanson? (3/4/2012)
- Solar Producer: Is This What We May Expect From A Democrat President? (4/10/2012)