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  • McCain Changes Story on Tax Cut Stance

    01/31/2008 1:47:07 PM PST · by paltz · 19 replies · 1,961+ views
    AP ^ | 1/31/08 | Libby Quaid
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican John McCain says he opposed President Bush's tax cuts because they didn't come with spending cuts. That is not what he said at the time. In a presidential debate on Wednesday, McCain said he voted against the Bush tax cuts because he wanted to rein in spending. "I disagreed when we had tax cuts without spending restraint," the Arizona senator said. The explanation fits with his history of railing against wasteful federal spending. But it does not fit with McCain's comments when he opposed the Bush tax cuts in 2001 and 2003. In 2001, McCain said...