Sen. Janus McCain

For Immediate Release Thursday, May 1, 2008

McCain’s policies are two faces looking in opposite directions

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Libertarian Party is questioning how John McCain plans to pay for campaign promises of cutting taxes in a statement released by Libertarian Party Chairman William Redpath:

“McCain is essentially playing the role of Janus, with two faces looking in the opposite directions. Calling for tax cuts without any plans to offset those cuts with reductions in government spending is bad economic policy, and one that has put us in the dire economic situation Americans currently face. If McCain fails to illuminate any other plans to reduce the size of government aside from stopping earmarks, he’ll prove himself to be just another ‘borrow-and-spend’ Republican, making him no better than his Democratic rivals.”

The Libertarian Party stands for lower taxes for all Americans, and believes tax reform is necessary to give U.S. taxpayers a simpler tax system at an overall lower rate.

The Libertarian Party is America’s third largest political party, founded in 1971 as an alternative to the two main political parties. You can find more information on the Libertarian Party by visiting . The Libertarian Party proudly stands for smaller government, lower taxes and more freedom.

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