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Tax and Spend Liberals


My friends: I admit it. I grew up with Reagan, and I still like Reagan; however, this cartoon says a lot. Republicans always call Democrats "tax and spend" liberals. In fact, McCain is trying to brand Obama with that label right now.

The truth is, of the last four presidents (three Republicans and one Democrat), only one has managed to build a budget surplus. How did Clinton, a Democrat, do that?

I used to like McCain, but he's turned himself into a politician this election, and I can't stand him now.

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