John McCain wants to put financial markets in charge of your health care

"Opening up the health insurance market to more vigorous nationwide competition, as we have done over the last decade in banking, would provide more choices of innovative products less burdened by the worst excesses of state-based regulation." link

John McCain wants to overturn Roe v. Wade

"I do not support Roe versus Wade. It should be overturned." link

John McCain wants to tax workers for health insurance they receive from their employers

"McCain wants to add the employer’s cost — an additional $8,824 — to that middle class family’s income, then tax it. The hit to the average family is 15 percent of the McCain-added income — $1,323 more in income taxes. This new tax would affect the 158 million Americans who are insured through their employer." link

John McCain wants to limit marriage to be between a man and a woman

"I'm proud to have led an effort in my home state to change our state constitution and to protect the sanctity of marriage as between a man and woman," he told CNN in March. "I will continue to advocate for those fundamental principals of our party and our faith." link

John McCain wants to slash corporate taxes

"McCain’s plan offers two massive tax cuts for corporations, slashing tax rates from 35 percent to 25 percent, with 58 percent of the benefits going to the top 1 percent of taxpayers. This is an even larger tax rate cut for the wealthiest taxpayers than Bush gave them." link

John McCain wants to privatize Social Security

"John McCain has, multiple times during his presidential campaign, advocated allowing workers to divert part of their Social Security payroll taxes into private accounts." link (NOTE: Although the official campaign website says otherwise, McCain has repeatedly made clear his position on this issue. See here for more info.)

John McCain wants to give the biggest tax cuts to the top 0.1% of the american households.

"Senator McCain's tax cuts would primarily benefit those with very high incomes, almost all of whom would receive large tax cuts that would, on average, raise their after-tax incomes by more than twice the average for all households. Many fewer households at the bottom of the income distribution would get tax cuts and those tax cuts would be small as a share of after-tax income." link (See here for more info.)

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