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Republicans Accuse Democrats of “Socialism,” but Republican Bailouts-Without-End are as Big Government as it Gets

Sen. John McCain accuses Sen. Barack Obama of being a “socialist,” but it is President George W. Bush, supported by Sen. McCain, who has done the most to socialize the U.S. economy. Courtesy of the Republican Party, the federal government is set to own a sizeable chunk of the housing, auto, banking and insurance industries, as well as pieces of individual companies lining up to sell securities to Washington. Even individual homes, with Uncle Sam preparing to become the mortgage guarantor of last resort, are the targets of nationalization.

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As the Election Draws Near, Americans Need to Vote for Real, Meaningful Change (In Other Words…Not for Republicans or Democrats)

The famed fat lady hasn’t sung yet, but she’s warming up. Sen. John McCain’s campaign has the feel of a farewell tour. His imminent loss gives conservatives another reason to drop the Republican Party.

The GOP long ago abandoned those who believe in limited government and individual liberty. Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, the Republican Party responded to new Democratic spending initiatives with “me too.” Richard Nixon embraced and signed into law much of today’s regulatory establishment.

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Barr Predicts McCain Will Lose in Georgia

"Senator John McCain will not win Georgia," predicts Bob Barr, the Libertarian Party nominee for president.  "His shrinking poll numbers are an indication that McCain is losing touch with the American public as we get closer to November 4th."

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Democracy Subverted in Connecticut for the Benefit of Technology

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Bob Barr Loses Ballot Status Due to Bureaucratic Failures

A U.S. Federal District Judge yesterday allowed the state of Connecticut to keep Libertarian Presidential Nominee Bob Barr off the November ballot despite Barr meeting the legislative requirements for ballot access.

The Libertarian Party of Connecticut properly submitted over 12,000 signatures to meet the 7,500-signature requirement of the state.

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Barr Says McCain is on his 'Farewell Tour'

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Urges Voters to Vote for Real, Principled Change

Bob Barr says that Sen. John McCain is on his "farewell tour" across America, as it has become clear that Sen. McCain has no realistic chance of winning the presidential election.
 
"The wheels on the Straight Talk Express have come off," says Barr, the Libertarian Party's nominee for president. "Sen. McCain will be spending the last two weeks before the election on his 'farewell tour' across America. Sen McCain's mixed and angry message, as well as his support of big-spending policies, have killed any chance McCain may have had to win this election."
 

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Investigate Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Lobbying, Says Bob Barr

“Ground zero of today’s economic crisis was irresponsible mortgage lending by government-backed enterprises, most notably Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac,” explains Bob Barr, the Libertarian Party candidate for president.  “Yet, Freddie Mac spent extravagantly to prevent Congress from imposing even loose controls over its operations. We need a full and open investigation of Freddie Mac’s lobbying practices, which have cost the taxpayers so much money,” notes Barr.

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Time For Real Economic Reform

After several huge, government bailouts, and other measures placing trillions of taxpayer dollars at risk, the nation’s financial system remains far from stable. There is much more work that needs to be done before the economy will return to its growth path, but it cannot be more of the same, heavy-handed government mandates that have failed us time and again.

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‘Bob the Builder’

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While Obama and McCain seek to put patches on leaks, Bob Barr hopes to rebuild America

"'Joe the Plumber' doesn't need Senators Barack Obama or John McCain'" says Bob Barr, the Libertarian Party's nominee for president.  "He needs 'Bob the Builder.'"

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Bob Barr Moves Presidential Debate into 21st Century

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Barr to Participate in Real Time, Virtual Debate With Obama, McCain at BobBarr2008.com/CounterDebate

Using the latest advances in campaign social networking and Internet communication, Libertarian Party Presidential Nominee Bob Barr will be participating in a real time, virtual debate during the televised debate between Senators Barack Obama and John McCain.  Barr's virtual debate will be streamed live over the Internet at http://www.bobbarr2008.com/counterdebate beginning at 9:00 p.m. [EST]. 

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Wall Street Benefits Twice from Bailouts

Senator John McCain attempted to disguise reality by calling the $700 billion Wall Street bailout a “rescue,” but it’s obvious that the only people he and his colleagues were rescuing were the executives who had made bad investment decisions, as well as the politicians who had pushed increased mortgage lending, irrespective of cost, triggering today’s crisis. Now it turns out that the companies getting bailed out will benefit twice.

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