Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 1 decade ago

Why does McSame vote against the troops the say he supports them?

September 2007: McCain voted against the Webb amendment calling for adequate troop rest between deployments. At the time, nearly 65% of people polled in a CNN poll indicted that “things are going either moderately badly or very badly in Iraq.

July 2007: McCain voted against a plan to drawdown troop levels in Iraq. At the time, an ABC poll found that 63% thought the invasion was not worth it, and a CBS News poll found that 72% of respondents wanted troops out within 2 years.

March 2007: McCain was too busy to vote on a bill that would require the start of a drawdown in troop levels within 120 days with a goal of withdrawing nearly all combat troops within one year. Around this time, an NBC News poll found that 55% of respondents indicated that the US goal of achieving victory in Iraq is not possible. This number has not moved significantly since then.

February 2007: For such a strong supporter of the escalation, McCain didn’t even bother to show up and vote against a resolution condemning it. However, at the time a CNN poll found that only 16% of respondents wanted to send more troops to Iraq (that number has since declined to around 10%), while 60% said that some or all should be withdrawn. This number has since gone up to around 70%.

June 2006: McCain voted against a resolution that Bush start withdrawing troops but with no timeline to do so.

May 2006: McCain voted against an amendment that would provide $20 million to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for health care facilities.

April 2006: McCain was one of only 13 Senators to vote against $430,000,000 for the Department of Veteran Affairs for Medical Services for outpatient care and treatment for veterans.

March 2006: McCain voted against increasing Veterans medical services funding by $1.5 billion in FY 2007 to be paid for by closing corporate tax loopholes.

March 2004: McCain once again voted for abusive tax loopholes over veterans when he voted against creating a reserve fund to allow for an increase in Veterans' medical care by $1.8 billion by eliminating abusive tax loopholes. Jeez, McCain really loves those tax loopholes for corporations, since he voted for them over our veterans' needs.

October 2003: McCain voted to table an amendment by Senator Dodd that called for an additional $322,000,000 for safety equipment for United States forces in Iraq and to reduce the amount provided for reconstruction in Iraq by $322,000,000.

April 2003: McCain urged other Senate members to table a vote (which never passed) to provide more than $1 billion for National Guard and Reserve equipment in Iraq related to a shortage of helmets, tents, bullet-proof inserts, and tactical vests.

August 2001: McCain voted against increasing the amount available for medical care for veterans by $650,000,000. To his credit, he also voted against the 2001 Bush tax cuts, which he now supports making permanent, despite the dire financial condition this country is in, and despite the fact that he indicated in 2001 that these tax cuts unfairly benefited the very wealthy at the expense of the middle class.


yes it is cut an paste.... so what ..

the facts are still the facts.

7 Answers

  • Alex
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    1 decade ago
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    Because McCain listens to the Generals and not the press. CNN is the biggest looser of a truthful new group. You really need to stop being brainwashed by that liberal new outlet.

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  • 1 decade ago

    These bills were all loaded with unacceptable nonsense. The Democrats often take such bills and load them with pork and other things that have nothing to do with the bills purpose. Then when Republicans have to vote against the measure they claim the do not support the troops.

    You do not fool anyone with this diatribe except the foolish. The reality is, Democrats do not care about the troops. Just look a all the dirty tricks they pull to make sure the troops cannot get their votes counted during elections.

    WE KNOW BETTER than to buy the Democrats BS. We wish you did, too.


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  • 1 decade ago

    Like most Republicans, he only supports sending the troops to war. He doesn't care about keeping them alive, bringing them home safely, or caring for wounded veterans after they return. I've even read about soldiers who were discharged due to debilitating wounds, then were sent a bill for the time they hadn't served on active duty! How ungrateful can the government get?

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  • 1 decade ago

    McCain consistently votes against legislation that is needed to improve the quality of life for US servicemen and women.

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  • 1 decade ago

    they should support the disabled troops coming back because they fought for the country and when they get shot or get their heads blown off in iraq it is hard for them to come back and rejoin society

    we should have more money for that thank you for remembering

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  • 1 decade ago

    Nice cut ans paste!!! Your question is on the verge of ranting and spamming. In fact it is.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    He doesn't.

    Those who believe as you do have trouble seeing the big picture.

    As a non-citizen of the US I wonder why you are so "involved" in our politics.

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