Friday, July 11, 2008

McCain's Fake Economists

John McCain stepped into again this week. This time a letter circulated by the campaign claimed that his economic plan had been endorsed by 300 economists. But when reporters at talked with some of the economists listed on the letter, several denied "enthusiastically endorsing" McCain's policies. At least one denied even supporting McCain at all.

The statement that was supposedly endorsed also excluded some key economic questions such as McCain's suspect promise to balance the budget while continuing the Bush tax cuts for the rich and the costly the war in Iraq. Also excluded from the statement was McCain's gas tax holiday fiasco which no economists endorsed as an effective measure for reducing the price of gas.

I guess this passes as McCain's version of straight talk?