Tuesday, July 29, 2008

John McCain's record on aid for corporations but not for workers

[Joel Wendland]

From the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO:

Even after 9/11, No Help for Workers

McCain voted against unemployment benefits for laid off airline workers after 9/11
[S. 1447, Vote #293, 10/11/01]

McCain voted against the amendment that would have provided unemployment, job-training and health benefits to workers displaced as a result of the Sept. 11 attacks. The bill contained $15 billion in loans and loan guarantees for airline companies but failed to provide any assistance to workers.

So in other words, McCain voted huge giveaways and aid to airline companies in the wake of the September 11th attacks, but took the time to specifically vote against aid for workers displaced by the economic fallout from those attacks.

This is not a "maverick" policy. It is pure Bushism plain and simple.