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Why can't we have more Senators like McCain? This time he saves US $30 bil.

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http://mccain.senate.gov/index.cfm?f...ontent_id=1332

I'm writing him to thank him this time. Again fighting extremely important, yet almost unpublished battles. Saves us $30 billion this time (actually 6 when all is said and done). I remember him doing stuff like this all the time. One time like almost 10 years ago I remember reading how he saved cryptography from becoming illegal in Wired. It's the small things like this that impress me. He is so The Man. I love how he has a little Pork Barrel section right there on the front page, even with cool Flash.

http://mccain.senate.gov

Who doesn't like this guy.
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I like him as a person, but I wouldn't vote for him. I disagree with probably 3/4 of his political positions.
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McCain? IsnĀ“t he the one with a black child?

Never liked him anyway.
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Anders needs to use sarcasm tags.
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I'm a pretty big fan of McCain's. There are many key issues on which he has views I disagree with, but there are a number where his position makes sense to me. He often offers creative solutions to problems and strikes me as having a great deal more integrity than the average pol.
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McCain seems to hit the nail on the head with regards to accountability and integrity in government. I'm very impressed.

Where does he stand on social issues?

Social security and welfare programs?
Human rights, including gay rights and a woman's right to choose?

These are my deal breaker issues.

If he is on the correct side of the fence on these issues, and based on his performance thus far, I'd probably vote for him over any Democrat candidate at this point.
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McCain's profile on vote-smart.org has some info.

http://www.vote-smart.org/npat.php?can_id=S0061103

His positions on the death penalty, abortion, drug sentencing, prosecution of minors, aspects of national security (his support for military tribunals for terrorists and pre-emptive strikes) and gun issues all remind me that McCain is definitely a Republican. But he's also the kind of Republican whose positions I can at least understand.
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McCain's profile on vote-smart.org has some info.

http://www.vote-smart.org/npat.php?can_id=S0061103

His positions on the death penalty, abortion, drug sentencing, prosecution of minors, aspects of national security (his support for military tribunals for terrorists and pre-emptive strikes) and gun issues all remind me that McCain is definitely a Republican. But he's also the kind of Republican whose positions I can at least understand.

Thanks, KBZ.

That is really depressing. Wouldn't vote for him.
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I disagree on those issues as well as a lot of environmental bills he has voted against but like you said I can see why. For example he was against some environmental regs because he wanted local control. This is the *classic* Republican, conservative stance, of less government. Easy to understand even if you disagree which in that case I do, especially since I'm a socialist. I just like balance he adds in the Congress. This is why Bush is NOT a conservative. We have the biggest deficit and military-industrial complex in a while. That is very left of center. A lot of his federal actions like NCLB are very leftist and federalist. Now the death penalty should certainly be used more. Jails are too expensive and don't do anything. We parole serial killers so they can kill again? Fry them. Seriously, if someone killed and raped your whole family, would you want them walking the streets? Why let them sit and think about it in a box for 60 years at our expense. And what's funny to me is the people against the death penalty for "cruel and unusual punishment" sometimes say "well, letting them think about it in prison for their lifetime is even worse anyway." What? However, rehab, for drug related crimes, is actually cheaper and quicker than jail time, and that is a stance I hate to see lawmakers take. And pundits like Limbaugh. Sure he's an asshole. But he needs rehab just like anyone. Hard time I don't think is the best method dealing with drugs. On social issues he is very conservative, but then again, states usually handle those things. I like him mainly because his no-bullshit approach is saving us huge amounts of wasteful spending in the military-industrial complex. This is the MAIN expense of the US Government. MAKING new weapons of mass destruction. I think it's ludicrous we are working on a missile-defense shield and satellites with lasers. Seriously, wtf mate? And they don't even work.

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