John McCain and Latinos: The Record Versus the Rhetoric
Today, Senator John McCain will address the National LULAC convention, where he is expected to discuss his economic tax plans as it relates to Hispanic Americans. What McCain has proposed so far falls short of what Latinos need. McCain’s tax plan gives little to the middle class while offering substantial benefits to wealthy Americans. His proposals of suspending the gas tax make little sense and will do little to reduce prices and stimulate the economy in the long run. He is firmly opposed to a universal health care system and in fact voted against furthering the SCHIP program, which would have provided health care coverage for children of low and moderate-income families. And while he speaks about the sacrifices Hispanic Americans have made and continue to make serving our country, he has consistently opposed attempts in Congress to set fixed timetables on withdrawing U.S. troops from Iraq.
Vanessa Cardenas, Director of Ethnic Media at the Center for American Progress Action Fund, is available for comments on today’s speech. To speak with her, call: (202) 481-8112.