Sen. John McCain

Republican  •  Arizona  •  5th Term  •  Sworn In 1987
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  • textdog 01/21/2008 12:59pm

    I remember when Democrats were excited about a McCain candidacy.

  • Anonymous 02/13/2008 5:03pm

    Do you john mcain support the fair tax?

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    Sparhawk2k 08/28/2008 8:31am

    I don’t think McCain himself is going to be commenting on here so it might be better to word these are more general questions. I keep seeing people doing this on candidates pages.

    That being said I don’t really have a solid answer. But the fact that he doesn’t mention it anywhere on his campaign website makes me believe he either doesn’t or isn’t willing to fight for it if he does. Which in my opinion is one of the only good things about him.

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    TRFairTax 10/02/2008 8:14am
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    I asked the same question. What I think now is he is waiting till he is President to bring any kind of tax reform.
    I like the idea of flat tax first and then fair tax.
    And Palin will be the bull dog to help make the tax refore happen!
    I see many good things about McCain/Palin!

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  • Anonymous 02/27/2008 11:31am
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    Senator; McCain your are wrong and Bill Cunningham was right and is right.

    Richard F. Ullery
    Wooster, Ohio

  • Anonymous 04/06/2008 5:29am
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    John Mccain is a war monger like his buddy Bush. They want to put money in war and bailing out banks and not in the pockets of suffering americans.

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  • ChiefRoss 05/22/2008 4:54pm
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    Ya know, funny thing. You whine about being unemployed but you have an Internet Connection. Heres some clues poor man… get rid of your internet bill, get rid of your cell phone bill, blow up the bicycle tires and oil the chain, companies are hiring. I’m not a fan of ANY of these presidential cand-idiots, there isn’t an honest politician in existance, or if there is they SURE aren’t in D.C.

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    Anonymous 09/21/2008 11:22am

    Reponse to ChiefRoss,
    Are you stupid or just cruel and heartless? Internet is available FREE at libraries.
    Get off your elitist platform..

  • Anonymous 06/10/2008 6:32am

    Anybody notice how long it’s been since McCain has actually voted in the Senate? He has missed dozens of votes including the Lieberman-Warner Fiasco and the new Budget.

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    junothiall 07/11/2008 11:08am

    Yeah, I noticed the lack of voting on his part – what’s up with that? The other candidates are making the votes.
    What will it take to get past the “old boy network” in congress? My thought: It’ll take a huge event like a world war, disease, famine, or climate change. It’s really too bad that we humans have a tendency to procrastinate on major problems until we are backed up against a wall.

  • Anonymous 06/11/2008 7:28pm
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    Wouldn’t you think that you, Barack, and Hillary could get back to work in the Senate and do SOMETHING concrete for this country?
    Who’s being paid for this job and doing nothing??
    Why can’t you pass Kennedy’s bill UI extension 2544?
    If you can’t get things done in the Senate, don’t EVEN make promises for when it’s too late!!!!!!!!!!!
    Give up a photo op and get some work done in the Senate!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    HELP US!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous 06/14/2008 6:21pm

    Get behind HR5749 this week! You will win a lot of votes if you do. Do something for the people. That would be real change.

  • Anonymous 06/15/2008 4:26pm

    A vote for a Republican this fall is a vote for your own demise. YES WE CAN AND YES WE WILL!!

  • Anonymous 06/15/2008 4:32pm
    Is war moral? Or do the Republicans just use religion to sell out the well meaning and good folks of America?
  • dantk 06/23/2008 2:31pm

    Senator McCain, Presidential Candidate, You must hear the cries from the Working Class Americans. This Legislation coming up the week of 06/23/2008 involving the War Funding Supplemental, New GI Bill, Disaster Relief funds and Unemployment Extension Funds needs to be passed just as The White House and Congress drafted the bill. You my friend have the Power to push this legislation all the way to the President. President Bush said he will sign the bill if it is the exact way it was hammered out last week. Senator McCain, Future President, please send this bill through the Senate as is with no more additions, please. There are People’s lives at Stake here. Thank you for your Consideration.
    Sincerely and Respectfully,
    dantk

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  • Anonymous 06/23/2008 4:48pm

    Fire Charlie Black and close the Enron loophole before there is anymore offshore drilling. Bring gas prices down for Americans. We all know you have the power to. Will you stand up to Big Oil?

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    junothiall 07/11/2008 11:16am

    It’s not really about standing up to big oil – it’s about standing up to the NIMBYS (Not In My Backyard) who want cheaper gas but don’t want new oil refineries built anywhere near them! We can’t handle anymore oil even if we got it, nor can we refine it, store it, or transport it. Our last refinery was built in 1959! Get with it people, try to get past the media and find the real reasons why things are the way they are.

  • Anonymous 06/23/2008 11:13pm

    This is what happens Sen. McCain when the Government cuts off people’s unemployment and when the economy is weak and there are no good paying jobs. Is this the vibrant American economy that I hear the Republicans talk about so much? Are these the benefits of Free Trade Agreements?

    L.A. seeing more people living out of their cars

    By CHRISTINA HOAG, Associated Press Writer Mon Jun 23, 2:48 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES – Having lost her job and her three-bedroom house, Darlene Knoll has joined the legions of downwardly mobile who are four wheels away from homelessness.

    She is living out of her shabby 1978 RV, and every night she has to look for a place to park where she won’t get hassled by the cops or insulted by residents.

    “I’m not a piece of trash,” the former home health-care aide said as she stroked one of five dogs in her cramped quarters parked in the waterfront community of Marina del Rey.

    Amid the foreclosure crisis and the shaky economy, some California cities are seeing an increase in the number of people living out of their cars, vans or RVs.

    Acting on complaints from homeowners, the Los Angeles City Council got tough earlier this year by forbidding nearly all overnight parking in residential neighborhoods such as South Brentwood.

    But some people are just crowding into other parts of the city, including the seaside community of Venice, where dozens of rusty, dilapidated campers can be seen lined up outside neat single-family homes. The stench of urine emanates from a few of the vehicles, and some residents say they have seen human waste left behind.

    “They’re nasty and gnarly,” said Venice resident Jeff Scharlin. “We’ve heard about drug dealing and prostitution in them. I’ve never seen it, but visually they’re a blight and they take up parking space.”

    In Los Angeles, as in many other cities, it is illegal to live in vehicles on public streets. But the law is not easy to enforce. Police have to enter a vehicle to find signs that people are living there, such as cooking or sleeping, and occupants often refuse to answer when cops knock.

    An easier way is to restrict overnight parking. In L.A., a first offense carries a $50 fine, and subsequent violations can cost as much as $100.

    Parking-enforcement officers often give vehicle owners a warning and tell them to move on before issuing a ticket, and that usually solves the problem, said Alan Willis, a city transportation engineer. But other cities in the area are not as lenient.

    “I had my motor home towed in Culver City. It cost me $500 to get it out,” said Desiri Hawkins, who lives in a small RV in Venice. “I got ticketed in Santa Monica and had to go to court.”

    Tourist states with temperate climates, such as California and Florida, have long been magnets for the homeless. Los Angeles is the nation’s homelessness capital, with an estimated 73,000 people on the streets. A survey of 3,230 homeless people last year in Los Angeles County found nearly 7 percent living in vehicles, according to the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority.

    “It’s trending toward an increase,” said Michael Stoop, acting executive director of the National Coalition for the Homeless. “People would rather live in a vehicle than wind up in a shelter, and you can’t stay on a friend’s couch forever.”

    People living out of their cars or campers tend to be more well-off than the homeless on the street. They usually have jobs or disability checks that enable them to maintain an old camper but do not allow them to afford rent.

    “For more working-class and lower-middle-class people, the car is the first stop of being homeless, and sometimes it turns out to be a long stop,” said Gary Blasi, a University of California, Los Angeles, law professor and activist on homeless issues.

    Some Venice residents are clamoring for overnight parking restrictions. But parking limits in oceanfront neighborhoods are problematic because the California Coastal Commission requires communities to accommodate surfers, fishermen and other early-morning beachgoers.

    “The complaints are getting louder and louder,” said Los Angeles City Councilman Bill Rosendahl.

    For years, some cities such as Santa Barbara, Calif., and Eugene, Ore., have accommodated people who live out of their vehicles. Activists in Venice are looking at some of those ideas. Santa Barbara, for example, allows vehicles to stay from 7 p.m to 7 a.m. in church and city parking lots.

    Knoll said she can barely afford to drive around with the rising price of gasoline eating away at the $950 monthly disability check she receives because of mental illness.

    She said she is also sick of police waking her up in the wee hours by pounding on her vehicle with their nightsticks, and she is tired of fighting with residents who call her “lowlife scum” and hurl other insults.

    “We need somewhere we can have a safe haven, where we won’t be harassed,” Knoll said as the wind from a passing car rocked her RV. “I never thought I’d be living like this, but I’m stuck. This is it for me.”

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    JustMeRN 09/29/2008 10:22am

    I grew up poor and can understand the feeling, but I wonder why Darlene chooses to keep 5 dogs (5 dogs that need fed daily) if she’s living in a rundown RV and wondering how she’s going to survive.

  • Anonymous 07/21/2008 5:27pm

    give this guy a pillow and let him get back to sleep. 21 years and ZERO sponsored legislation and only 5 co-sponsored passed – same as Obama in only 2 years. Guess who earns their salary….

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    sean0michael 09/12/2008 1:26pm

    The statistics on sponsored bills only cover this Congress (110), not any of the previous. If you look at the oldest of the 22, it is dated Jan 4, 2007. He has certainly has sponsored legislation pass, including the eponymous “McCain-Feingold” campaign finance reforms. A few clicks of research can go a long way.

  • Anonymous 09/21/2008 11:23am

    What’s the deal with all of these SEPARATE bills for extending benefits? Our responses are DILUTED on the different bills. When they look for the number of comments, it looks like not many but when they add together the comments for all the UE extension bills introduced, they’d have to RESPOND to us!!!!
    2544 is the one that:
    - was introduced FIRST
    - gives us a $50 increase
    - should be pushed for by ALL of us
    Make them honor KENNEDY and show empathy for US by passing that bill!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous 09/21/2008 11:25am
    Propose to Obama that you both give up your campaign slush funds and donate them to the unemployed workers in distress. Ask for live TV debates until November to expose us to your platforms. Go back to work in the Senate and help Americans with the salary we’re paying you to do that! THAT would be campaign finance REFORM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Anonymous 09/22/2008 10:41am
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    The country cannot afford to extend benefits. There are jobs available you just need to take something less than you want and maybe two jobs.

    Everyone must encourage your reps to not accept any pork to the bailout bill coming.


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