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Omaha Steve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 02:32 PM
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Huffington Post: McCain Revealed

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-sweeney/mccain-revea...

Posted March 12, 2008 | 07:17 PM (EST)

John Sweeney Bio: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-sweeney

Sen. John McCain has a habit of voting away good U.S. jobs--not to mention overtime pay, Social Security, Medicare, our freedom to form unions and bargain and more. When the AFL-CIO started doing research to uncover John McCain's record on working family issues, it was like peeling an onion--layer after layer of hostile, Bush-esque actions and positions wrapped in McCain's camouflage as a straight-talking maverick.

The latest to come to light: McCain was a "key figure" in the deal that awarded a multi-billion-dollar air tanker deal to a joint venture that includes the European company EADS rather than to Boeing. McCain pushed the Pentagon to change the bidding process in a way that disadvantaged Boeing, Time magazine says. And some of his top advisers have out and out lobbied for the award to EADS/Airbus--one of them while serving as McCain's national finance chairman.
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Earth Bound Misfit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 01:31 AM
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1. More about that multi-billion-dollar air tanker deal ----
Source: COUNTERPUNCH

More pressure on the dollar resulted from the decision to award the European company, Airbus, a $40 billion contract that could reach $100 billion to build US Air Force tankers. In simple terms, that means another $40 to $100 billion added to the US trade deficit, and a loss of $40 to $100 billion in US Gross Domestic Product and associated jobs.

Of course, the Bush regime had to award the contract to Europe as a payoff for Europes support of the Bush regimes wars of aggression in the Middle East. Europe is not going to provide Bush with diplomatic cover for his wars and NATO troops for his war in Afghanistan without a payoff.

Read more:http://www.counterpunch.org/roberts03132008.html

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Omaha Steve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 08:26 AM
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2. Welcome to the Labor Forum

Please stop by often.

W still says the economy will recover. I guess he meant Europe's.

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