“McCain, Obama Use Millions Of Taxpayer Dollars For Conventions”

“But what can be more obnoxious than forcing taxpayers to underwrite other people’s political opinions? As Thomas Jefferson told us: to compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions that he disbelieves is sinful and tyrannical. You’d think someone who postures as an opponent of special interests and government pork wouldn’t expect the taxpayers to subsidize his own very special interest political campaign,” notes Barr.

“It’s time someone in Washington said ‘no,’” explains Barr. “It won’t be Senators Barack Obama or John McCain, both of whom are creatures of the Washington establishment. Sen. Obama talks about a new politics, but his policies look an awful lot like the old liberalism. Sen. McCain says he is a maverick, but that doesn’t include getting his own political party off of the federal dole. When he does break with his own party he lines up with the Democrats. Whenever the issue is individual rights versus government power, he chooses government power.”

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