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Two questions for Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. (ABC’s This Week)
1. In January you said, “I don’t believe we’re headed into a recession. I believe the fundamentals of this economy are strong.” But this past Monday you said “I certainly think so” that we are in recession.
On Thursday, when asked by Bloomberg’s Peter Cook if Americans were better off now than seven years ago, you said, “I think if you look at the overall record and millions of jobs have been created, et cetera, et cetera, you could make an argument that there’s been great progress economically over that period of time.” Then during a Friday interview with Bloomberg’s Al Hunt, you said, “I think Americans are not better off than they were eight years ago when you look at what has happened to middle-income Americans.”
Why haven’t you given consistent straight answers about what seven years of conservative economic policies have done to the American economy?
2. After originally opposing the Bush tax cuts, you now support a continuation of his strategy: extending the Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans beyond 2010, and also proposing new tax cuts for corporations.
As the conservative approach failed to spark the investment needed to create good jobs, strengthen infrastructure increase wages and lower costs for health care, energy and education, why would your proposals produce different results than what we’ve experienced in the last seven years?
And one for Karl Rove (Fox News Sunday)
Your lawyer previously told MSNBC that you would testify about the case if subpoenaed by Congress, and the House is interested in your testimony. But on Friday, your lawyer backtracked from that pledge.
If you had no role in orchestrating the political prosecution of an innocent man, why won’t you testify to Congress?
And one more for Clinton campaign strategist Geoff Garin (NBC’s Meet The Press)
The Huffington Post reported that Sen. Clinton attacked MoveOn.org at a private fundraiser in February, after praising the 3-million member group last year. In particular, she accused them of opposing military action in Afghanistan after 9/11, which is a false statement.
Will the campaign acknowledge she made a false statement and apologize to MoveOn.org?
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