McCain: He's Not Just the Lesser of Two Evils

Written by Paul Zannucci on 12:01 PM

There are many compelling reasons to vote for John McCain. Near the top of the list is Barack Obama, but I would argue that the best reason is John McCain, himself--a man of faith and principles, a fiscal and social conservative in the model of Ronald Reagan.

Taxation: Instead of proposing tax increases and allowing some of the Bush tax cuts to expire, as Barack Obama is suggesting, McCain is fully for the Reagan model of economic stimulus--giving the economy more of its own money to invest in itself and grow. Taken from John McCain's campaign website, these are the topic headers about his plans regarding taxation:

  • John McCain Will Cut Taxes For Middle Class Families
  • John McCain Will Double The Personal Exemption For Dependents
  • John McCain Will Keep Tax Rates Low--Entrepreneurs should not be taxed into submission
  • John McCain Will Maintain The Current Income And Investment Tax Rates And Fight The Democrats' Plans For A Crippling Tax Increase In 2011
  • John McCain Will Make It Harder To Raise Taxes
  • John McCain Will Reduce The Federal Corporate Tax Rate To 25 Percent From 35 Percent
  • John McCain Will Ban Internet Taxes
  • John McCain Will Ban New Cell Phone Taxes
  • John McCain Will Establish Permanent Tax Credit Equal To 10 Percent Of Wages Spent On R&D
  • John McCain Will Propose An Alternative New And Simpler Tax System – And Give America A Real Choice
If you are a conservative, that should be a pretty exciting list of proposals regarding taxation, and it's a certain sign that John McCain "gets it". Lower taxes spur growth and raise revenue. Why is raising revenue important? Because deficit spending is a main issue driving the value of the dollar down. In case you don't know, we print more money when we deficit spend. In that sense, money becomes just another commodity in the supply and demand formula.

Limited Government: So what does McCain say about government spending?

  • John McCain Will Stop Earmarks, Pork-Barrel Spending, And Waste
  • John McCain Proposes A One-Year Spending Pause To Evaluate Programs
  • John McCain Has The Leadership And Courage To Make The Right Spending Choices
  • Eliminate Broken Government Programs
  • John McCain Will Reform Social Security
  • John McCain Will Act To Control Medicare Growth
If you think McCain is just blowing smoke on these issues, you are wrong. McCain is perhaps the most "anti-spending" member of the Senate and has proposed $0 in earmark and pork spending.

Social Issues: If you're a social conservative and aren't impressed yet, consider this abbreviated laundry list of goals:

  • Excellence, Choice, and Competition in American Education
  • Securing the Border
  • Overturning Roe v. Wade
  • Protecting Marriage
  • Addressing the Moral Concerns of Advanced Technology
  • Protecting Children from Internet Pornography
And, of course, all of this doesn't mention his plans to improve trade, to drill for oil, to improve the security of America, to improve the plight of America's veterans and to have a strong and sensible foreign policy.

The bottom line, my friends, is that McCain is absolutely NOT the lesser of two evils. John McCain is a very good man and a very good leader. He is not the lesser; he is the greater--the greater choice for 2008.

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  1. 2 comments: Responses to “ McCain: He's Not Just the Lesser of Two Evils ”

  2. By Jeremy Sarber on June 26, 2008 at 5:22 PM

    Well said.

  3. By Anonymous on July 7, 2008 at 8:20 PM

    I can’t understand why more people can’t see it. McCain is the Frog Boiler!

    What do I mean? There is an old allegory about how to boil a frog. It is said that if you drop a frog into a pot of boiling water it will immediately jump out.

    But if you drop a frog in water that is slightly warm and turn up the heat gradually then the frog just sits there and lets itself be boiled alive, without attempting to jump out of the pot, without even knowing that it is indeed being boiled alive.

    This allegory has been applied again, and again regarding the American people’s reaction to liberalism/socialism. And it is pretty clear who is who if you apply this allegory to this year’s election.

    So let's vote for the candidate who will make the frog jump out of the pot so we can have a true conservative in 2012. Otherwise we will all get gradually boiled alive.

    After all it took Carter to get us Reagan.