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A Press Release issued by the Libertarian Party

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Barr Says McCain-Palin Foreign Policy to Continue Failed Bush Approach

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Would Continue Costly Interventionist Policies of Current Administration

“Republicans John McCain and Sarah Palin claim to represent reform, but their foreign policy is just more of the same from the Bush administration,” says Bob Barr, the Libertarian Party candidate for president. 

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Barr Blasts Latest Government Bailout

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Fannie Mae-Freddie Mac Bailout Could Cost Taxpayers $100 Billion or More

“The federal government is preparing to take over Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae,” says Bob Barr, the Libertarian Party presidential nominee.  “Congress set up the taxpayers for big losses when it established these quasi-government agencies to subsidize the housing industry, and then earlier this year voted to approve direct federal support for them. Policymakers should learn from the latest financial disaster and say never again,” Barr argues.

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Obama, McCain Fail to Qualify for Texas Ballot

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Barr Met Deadline, Demands Law Be Enforced

The Bob Barr presidential campaign has stated "serious legal consequences" will occur should Senators Barack Obama and John McCain be allowed on the Texas general election ballot after they knowingly missed the state's deadline to file.

According to documents obtained by the Barr campaign, neither John McCain nor Barack Obama complied with Texas Election Code § 192.031, which requires that filings must be submitted “before 5 p.m. of the 70th day before presidential Election Day," listing the "names of the party's nominees for president and vice-president."

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But What Will the Republicans Actually Do, Asks Bob Barr?

“Alaska Governor Sarah Palin gave a rousing speech yesterday at the Republican National Convention," says Bob Barr, the Libertarian Party's presidential nominee. "But what would a McCain-Palin administration actually do?”

Barr says Palin defended her record in Alaska, said many nice things about Sen. John McCain and tossed some well-deserved barbs at Sen. Barack Obama, "but Palin didn’t explain what the Republican ticket would do differently from the current Republican administration and past Republican Congresses,” Barr notes.

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Bob Barr Praises Federal Court Ruling Upholding Right of States to Allow Medical Use of Marijuana

“The principle of federalism seemed dead three years ago when the U.S. Supreme Court allowed the federal government to run roughshod over state laws permitting the medical use of marijuana,” says Bob Barr, the Libertarian Party presidential nominee. 

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Bob Barr Calls on Bush Administration to Obey Law

Last week, U.S. District Court Judge John D. Bates rejected the Bush administration’s attempt to shield its officials from congressional scrutiny when he ordered former White House Counsel Harriet Miers to testify and White House Chief of Staff Joshua Bolten to turn over documents about the firing of U.S. attorneys. “In doing so, Judge Bates affirmed the basic constitutional principle that no one, including the president, is above the law," notes Bob Barr, the Libertarian Party's presidential nominee.

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Response to Hurricane Gustav Demonstrates America’s Strength, Says Bob Barr

“The thoughts and prayers of all Americans are with those suffering through Hurricane Gustav,” says Bob Barr, the Libertarian Party candidate for president.  “This is time for Americans to set aside partisan differences and come together to help meet the needs of those in the disaster zone."

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No Social Security Benefits for Illegal Immigrants, Says Bob Barr

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Calls on Congress to Scuttle Secret Pact with Mexico

“Much of Washington’s most important work is conducted behind closed doors," says Libertarian Party presidential candidate Bob Barr. "As was the so-called Social Security ‘totalization agreement’ reached between the U.S. and Mexico, which would make hundreds of thousands of Mexican citizens eligible for Social Security."

Barr says the plan combines time worked in both the U.S. and Mexico to establish eligibility for Social Security.  "A Mexican citizen could work as little as 18 months in the U.S. and still qualify for a lifetime of Social Security benefits,” Barr explains.

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Palin not the first female V.P.

In the discussion about Sen. John McCain's pick of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate, it should be noted that the Libertarian Party vice-presidential nominee Tonie Nathan was the first woman ever to receive an electoral vote.  In 1972, Roger MacBride, a Republican elector from Virginia, cast his electoral vote for the Hospers/Nathan ticket. 

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No Auto Industry Bailout Says Bob Barr

"It’s time to say no to another raid on the Treasury,” says Bob Barr, the Libertarian Party's presidential candidate, as America’s money-losing automakers go to Washington asking for nearly $4 billion in loans, in what Barr says is just part of the $25 billion in loans authorized last year for building new autos. 

Corporate executives say they will need at least $40 billion, "and maybe more," says Barr.

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