1986- Senate. Now the senior senator from Arizona.
2000- ran unsuccessfully for the Republican nomination for President
the Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Armed Services.
serves on the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, and the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.
All of this is an example of his political
leadership and public service
Prisoner of War John McCain lies in a hospital bed in Hanoi, North Vietnam, after being taken prisoner of war. Lt. Cmdr. John S. McCain III after his release from captivity in Vietnam. http://www.usnews.com/articles/news/2008/01/28/john-mccain-prisoner-of-war-a-first-person-account.html
Healthcare Give tax credits to those who want a plan desired to their needs ($ 5,000 to families to buy their own insurance) Shift the emphasis from insurance provided by employers and bought by individuals, to foster competition and driving down prices Against universal health care coverage Wants to help lower income families afford their premiums Source: http://www.poligazette.com/2008/04/30/john-mccains-health-care-plan/
McCain said "I want to give every American a $5,000 refundable tax credit." – This is only half true. McCain wants to give each American single 2500 and each American Couple 5000.
Obama said "The centerpiece of Senator McCain's education policy is to increase the voucher program in D.C. by 2,000 slots." – This is completely false. This number is too large and this idea is not the centerpiece of McCain’s education policy.
Obama also said “ "And 100 percent, John, of your ads . . . 100 percent of them have been negative." – This is unbelievably false. Only 73% have been estimated to be negative, while 61% of Obama’s ads have been estimated to be negative.
McCain’s statement “ I have disagreed strongly with the Bush administration on this issue" of global warming.” is completely true.