John McCain is the father of four and grandfather of seven. He lives in Arizona with his wife Cindy. In 1958 Senator McCain began a 22 year career as a naval aviator. After serving his country he was elected to Congress in 1982 representing the first district of Arizona. In 1986 he was elected to the U. S. Senate succeeding Barry Goldwater. He serves on the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, and is a ranking member of the Senate Committee on Armed Services.
John McCain ran for the Republican nomination for President of the United States in 2000. His commitment to this country has recently earned him the Republican nomination for President of the United States in 2008 as well as the endorsement of current President George W. Bush. John McCain has more U. S. Senate experience than Obama and Clinton combined. He also has launched a presidential run previously. As a ranking member of the senate Armed Services Committee, John McCain has extensive policy making experience with regard to the development of weapons systems and military operations.
He has worked first hand with the Department of Defense, the Department of the Army, the Department of the Navy, and the Department of the Air Force. He has also worked on legislation that creates strategies for national security. Economic stimulus John McCain has a three point stimulus plan which includes cutting the corporate to 25% from the current 35%. Cutting the corporate tax rate is essential in maintaining the competitiveness of the nation.
A corporate tax cut will facilitate the expansion of the U. S. economy by creating opportunities for jobs and other opportunities for national prosperity. Allowing corporations a first year deduction to expense equipment and technology investments will reward U. S. companies that create cutting edge technology at home. His goal is to reduce the burden that the current tax codes put on families and businesses in the U. S. Establishing a permanent 10% tax credit for research and development will provide incentives for companies to conduct R&D at home. Iraq
John McCain believe that in order to help Iraq with economic an political development more troops must be strategically placed in the country. The U. S. must continue to address Sunni / Shia violence and stop al-Qaeda. Troops are also needed to train and strengthen Iraqi military and police; enhance security that will enable political progress and stability; and facilitate economic and political development. The Democrats plan for economic stimulus The Democrats would provide billions of dollars in tax breaks and tax cuts.
However, most of these funds would simply bail out homeowners who face foreclosures and rising home heating bills. Other proposed plans would supplement Social Security that most American seniors already get. The problem is that these plans do not stimulate job creation. The McCain plan facilitates the creation of corporate jobs that would provide Americans the money they need to bail themselves out. The Democrats plan for Iraq Democrats are split on the issue of using military force in Iraq and many have changed positions during the course of U. S. involvement in Iraq.
The primary problem with the Democrat’s plan is immediate troop withdrawal. Most would support troop withdrawal in 12 to 18 months but offer no plan for protecting Iraqis or American interests during the withdrawal period. The McCain plan allows for the complete stabilization of Iraqi political, social, and economic systems as well as securing American interests prior to withdrawal.
CNN Politics. com. Election center 2008: Campain issues. Retrieved March 6, 2008, from http://edition.cnn.com/ELECTION/2008/issues/