...off to a rocky start. I don't have some link to prove this, nor have I heard the pundits pick up on this yet, but hasn't McCain been going on and on and on about slashing spending? Yet, within the last two weeks, I've heard him back a $700billion "rescue plan" to bail out wallstreet, and then last night, I heard him back a $300billion "bad mortgage buyout" plan to rescue people who took out loans they couldn't afford. Also, I heard him go on about a $5000 healthcare rebate that he's going to "handout" and also doubling (from $3500 to $7000) child exemptions on people's taxes. Oh, and he's going to make the Bush tax cuts permanent too. So at a minimum, before even taking office, he's gotten behind $1 Trillion plus in new spending, all while running on the platform of cutting. And he's cutting taxes too... any idea how he plans to pay for this? Just doesn't add up me.... nor is it consistent with his record of "deregulation" or the republican party's boner for "personal responsibility". All I've been hearing from conservatives leading up to this election is how Obama is a "socialist," and how that's bad for America...but yet when McCain suggests basically socializing the entire mortgage industry, suddenly it's okay with everyone. ?