Monday, August 18, 2008

McCain's Mansions

By: Harry Waisbren

Brave New Films is out with a new video entitled McCain's Mansions as part of their Real McCain: less jobs more wars campaign. It emphaszies McCain's hypocrisy evident through his lack of support for Americans suffering throughout the foreclosure crisis in contrast to the vast wealth McCain has accrued through his wealthy wife. The video includes pictures of McCain's many houses interspersed with video of a woman discussing her families struggles from losing their house. Check out the video below:

The SEIU took part in the creation of this video for this populist message. Here's Andy Stern, President, Service Employees International Union (SEIU), explaining why McCain's decadence is such an important issue:
"Most working families today do not have homes that have anywhere near ten
rooms. John McCain has ten houses. Many working people in America have to work
two and three jobs to provide for their families and pay their car loans. John
McCain hops on a private jet. Is it any wonder why McCain champions a George
Bush agenda of cutting taxes for corporations and the wealthy, helping oil
companies turn record profits, and leaving working families to fend for
themselves? McCain's velvet world leaves him utterly unprepared to make the
tough choices we need to restore the middle class and ensure that everyone in
America has quality, affordable health insurance."

This is a great line of attack considering McCain is so blatant about his ties to the developng aristocracy that his advisors are suggesting that the wealthy shouldn't even be taxed. McCain has left attacks on his support for his big money base wide open, even going so far as defining wealthy as making more than $5 million a year. Obama has already figured out this vulnerability and has jumped on this line of attack by emphasizing how McCain thinks that a $3 million income merely makes someone middle class.

Hopefully our country isn't fooled by a faux everyman millionare playboy once again, and I'll certainly be doing everything I can to expose McCain for the big money shill that he has become.

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