McCain's Health Care Prevarications
It's simple with McCain: it's not that he is a liar, exactly. He just does not care about the truth or falsehood of anything he says. His so-called health care plan was completely drafted by Holtz-Eakin. I don't think McCain has much understanding of it, and certainly not about the underlying economic basis.
In the last week and today, McCain's campaign has twice completely changed the plan. SHAZAAM! First, they changed it by saying the benefits would not be taxed as they had said. And then today, Holtz-Eakin announced McCain would pay for the $5000 tax credit by cutting Medicare & Medicaid. THERE IS NO PLAN! McCain is purporting to offer a health-insurance reform, but the details change radically whenever anyone asks serious questions. This is possible because the details DON'T MATTER! There is NO PLAN. All there is is an empty box that McCain calls a health-care reform in which is a seemingly generous $5000 tax credit. Whoopee!!
What lies behind this is, yet again, the complete cult of personality that is the McCain campaign. What he's saying is, "elect me and I'll straighten it out. Details don't matter. This is our idea now, but that could change. I care. I'll do what's right. I'll get this fixed."
This man is scary. He is a completely self-righteous, narcissistic self-described maverick with delusions of being a superhero. He is his answer to any problem. Fear him.