McCain is, unsurprisingly, a “socialist” too, by his own definition. From the same article:
Incidentally, the article also points out that (according to McCain/Palin), the difference between capitalism and socialism is somewhere between a top marginal income-tax rate of 35% and 39.6%. Is 36% still capitalism? 37%?
Is there anyone here who takes the McCain campaign seriously with this “socialism” allegation, and if so, why aren’t Mccain and Palin also fellow travellers?
Palin, in particular, has a documented history of taking money away from very wealthy entities and literally redistributing that wealth in the form of checks to people who don’t pay taxes. One of the reasons she was popular in AK was because she increased the size of those checks.
Who wants to explain why Obama’s a socialist but not McCain or Palin?
Also, why do we hear these decontextualized quotes from Obama talking about using community organization to bring about “redistributative change in economically depressed communities,” but nothing about Palin bragging about “sharing the wealth” in Alaska by taking money away from oil companies and giving it away to all and sundry?