Friday, August 22, 2008

McCain and Obama's Houses of Cards

At a time when many Americans are in danger of losing their homes, Senators McCain and Obama aren't focusing on ways to help the less fortunate help themselves or straighten the country out, but in inciting envy against the more fortunate — namely, each other. A reporter recently asked McCain how many houses he and his wife own. McCain started to answer, but then the "and wife" part of the question probably registered and a certain amount of caution kicked in. He said he'd have his staff look into it.

Score one for Obama.

Obama, however, obtained his one house with the help of a shady character.

Score one for McCain.

The bulk of McCain's wealth actually belongs to his wife, so his lack of information regarding her entire portfolio of assets might be understandable. On the other hand, it is obvious that if Obama had known of his benefactor's activities, he would have scorned his assistance.

The bottom line, of course, is that both candidates have yet one more excuse to ignore issues such as the war and the economy — and our housing crisis — and avoid seeking out viable solutions to real, rather than manufactured issues.

What would a real (as opposed to a manufactured) candidate do?

The War: Immediately begin studying the feasibility of CESJ's Iraq oil proposal and Abraham Federation concept.

The Economy: Ditto Capital Homesteading.

The Housing Crisis: Ditto the Homeowners' Equity Corporation.

Score zero for the American people.

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