Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Obama Scoffs at McCain Economic Panel

Jeff Zeleny of the New York Times poliblog, The Caucus, writes:

“Instead of offering up concrete plans to solve these issues, Senator McCain offered up the oldest Washington stunt in the book –- you pass the buck to a commission to study the problem,” Mr. Obama told an audience here. “But here’s the thing – this isn’t 9/11.”

Mr. McCain, in a round of morning television interviews, proposed creating a panel to study the upheaval on Wall Street similar to the one that investigated the Sept. 11 attacks. Such a group, he said, could “get to the bottom of this and get it fixed.”

It’s hard to understand how Senator McCain is going to get us out of this crisis by doing the same things with the same old players,” Mr. Obama told a cheering crowd of about 2,000 people here. “Make no mistake: my opponent is running for four more years of policies that will throw the economy further out of balance. His outrage at Wall Street would be more convincing if he wasn’t offering them more tax cuts.”

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

buh totally true. a committee and and "investigation" would tell us nothing we didnt already know/do nothing to get us out of this sh**