I do hope you'll keep up that line of thought Debra, because it does very much separate McCain from the "McSame" mantle that your side is trying to hang around his neck. McCain voted against the Bush tax cuts BECAUSE he was opposed to 'raping the public coffers'. He was wrong in the effect those cuts would have, and he admits that now, but his motives for opposing them were pure. He has been one of the loudest and most consistent GOP voice against wasteful spending and irresponsible fiscal policy.
It is worth noting, however, that once the Democrats gained control of Congress, they have INCREASED every Bush budget submitted. So yes, we need economic reform in a big way, but the McCain way holds more promise than the existing policies or the massive new spending proposed by the other side.
Score one for McCain.
And yes people are hurting, but why is that? Since the 1960's, we have poured mega trillions of dollars into the war on poverty with little or nothing to show for it. Obama wants to pour billions more into that. Why should we expect a different result? It isn't helping people when the government obtains more and more power and buys votes from people who never seem to figure out that they aren't getting their money's worth. It's time for smaller, less intrusive government and more policies to encourage people to take care of business.
Will McCain do that? I don't know. Frankly I'm dubious. But I am absolutely certain that Obama will not.