McCain flips flops on raising taxes

Read my lips, it’s not easy remembering clear statements on TV when they were spoken only in February of the same year. Thankfully when you have journalists bringing you Dunkin Donuts with sprinkles, they won’t make much of a fuss about the flip flop.

When asked if that includes a possible hike in the payroll tax, McCain reiterated that nothing — including such a tax hike — is “off the table.”

“I don’t want tax increases. Of course, I’d like to have young Americans have some of their money put into an account with their name on it,” McCain said.

However, in a February interview with Stephanopoulos, which also aired on “This Week,” McCain made a pledge not to raise taxes as president. When Stephanopoulos asked, “Are you a ‘read my lips’ candidate, no new taxes, no matter what?” McCain responded affirmatively: “No new taxes.”


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