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Old 04-24-2004, 07:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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McCain....My hero

Just one more reason I love this guy (non-literal), he seems to actually "get it".

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmp...internet_taxes


McCain revives ban on internet taxes.
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Old 04-24-2004, 07:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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That man is awesome.

"While rewriting the ban on Internet access taxes, House lawmakers broadened it to cover DSL, satellite and cable hookups."

Good job McCain. I have been waiting for that.

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Old 04-24-2004, 07:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Funny as hell, too. Great sense of humor in any interview I've seen with him.
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Old 04-25-2004, 11:58 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I don't think internet connections should be taxed... transactions conducted over the internet, however....
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Old 04-26-2004, 12:30 PM   #5 (permalink)
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It's funny, because 5 years ago, if you asked me if I thought McCain would be a good president or if he could even be considered as someone qualified to be President, I would have laughed in your face.

McCain is one of my Senators, and I have met him and worked with him on issues. He has not always been such a "straight-shooter" and he has a very nasty temper. However, over the past few years he really has come into his own. He has become an independent thinker and is really becoming a statesman, much like the man who's seat he took - Barry Goldwater.
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Old 05-01-2004, 12:45 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I would be much more interested in a McCain vs Nader presidential election than Bush vs Kerry.
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Old 05-01-2004, 05:19 PM   #7 (permalink)
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One thing I didn't notice in that article was any mention of wireless data connections. The quote was:
While rewriting the ban on Internet access taxes, House lawmakers broadened it to cover DSL, satellite and cable hookups.
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Old 05-01-2004, 06:37 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Right now the government seems to want to keep wireless as red tape free as possible.
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Old 05-02-2004, 12:54 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Most of McCain's political positions, I'm against. Yet I'm absolutely sure that he's a man of bravery, integrity, and intelligence. If he were president, he'd definitely try to do the right thing by the country. And if he turned out to be wrong about some things (and I think he is) he'd be big enought to admit it if proven wrong, and change directions as needed.

While Bush and McCain seem to be similar on many ideological issues, we'd be in a much different place right now if McCain was president. It's not just about the ideology, it's about the quality of the man.
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Old 05-03-2004, 04:49 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I would be much more interested in a McCain vs Nader presidential election than Bush vs Kerry.
McCain has some good politics:
http://www.issues2000.org/Senate/John_McCain.htm

McCain would do well as President I think. He's one of few Republicans liberals don't seem to hate too much. Pretty spot-on with my beliefs on the big issues as well.
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Old 05-03-2004, 08:27 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I wish he had beaten Bush 4 years ago. This country would be a better place.
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Old 05-03-2004, 08:32 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Rodney

While Bush and McCain seem to be similar on many ideological issues, we'd be in a much different place right now if McCain was president. It's not just about the ideology, it's about the quality of the man.
These two are very different. The most glaring thing is that McCain does not pander to the religious right.

McCain is fiscally conservative and socially moderate mirroring the views of most of mainstream America. He is pro-choice, believes heavily in freedom of speech, and really looks for a seperation between church and state. Bush continues to try and censor the airwaves, funds faith based initiatives and is pro-life.

From a fiscal standpoint, in general the people of this country who pay taxes are willing to do so to a point but overall want to be rewarded for more work (or more investment as the case may be). Risk and return is a cornerstone to capitalism and McCain consistantly defends that.
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Old 05-03-2004, 08:46 PM   #13 (permalink)
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He is pro-choice, believes heavily in freedom of speech, and really looks for a seperation between church and state.
Free speech?

Have you seen the campaign finance laws that he sponsored?
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Old 05-03-2004, 08:57 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Free speech?

Have you seen the campaign finance laws that he sponsored?
Yes, but I did not see anything that was against free speech. Maybe you can elaborate a little or point me to a specific part I can re-read. I don't think any of these guys are too great when it comes down to it, but so far I have agreed with his ideas.
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Old 05-04-2004, 01:49 AM   #15 (permalink)
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I wish he had beaten Bush 4 years ago. This country would be a better place.
Agreed. I love that man.
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