'Ballsy' McCain Helps Filibuster Insourcing Tax Break

This happened yesterday while everyone was applauding John McCain’s maverick-ish Bachmann speech.

Senate Republicans on Thursday blocked the No.1 item on the president’s congressional ‘to-do-list,’ refusing to allow a vote on a bill that would give tax breaks for companies that ‘insource’ jobs to the U.S. from overseas while eliminating tax deductions for companies that move jobs abroad.

Of course McCain voted against cloture and in favor of the filibuster, just like nearly all of the Republicans. You know, because he’s a ballsy maverick. So the government will continue to offer corporate welfare to corporations that ship jobs overseas, thanks to the Republicans who not only filibustered a tax break, but they also supported the practice of shipping jobs overseas. You know, because they distrust “foreigners” while accusing President Obama of seeming “foreign.”

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  • muselet

    John McCain has been a reliable vote for the Republican agenda his entire career, with a few temporary—some would say opportunistic—exceptions:

    1) campaign finance reform, which he used to believe was important;
    2) immigration reform, which he used to believe was important;
    3) occasionally during the George W. Bush administration, because the 2000 primary campaign had been dirty (South Carolina, anyone?) and McCain was still pissed off; and, most important,
    4) when he was running for president.

    John McCain is no unpredictable, go-his-own-way renegade of a maverick and never was. It would be nice if our glorious news media realized that.

    –alopecia

  • Brutlyhonest

    He also recently voted against letting the DISCLOSE act get a real vote ( see alopecia’s (1) )

    What’s scary is how easily he could have won the Presidency in 2000 if he had been deemed worthy by those controlling the repuglican party; instead they chose w for his absolute controlability.

    That was the beginning of the end for his well-managed, post-silverado persona. He had to go hard right if he ever wanted to be the choice, so he did.

    The thing he didn’t do that galls me the most, however, was stand up for John Kerry when they maligned his service for political gain.