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October 2, 2008

How to Talk About Politics You Don't Really Understand

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The Economy

Photo Credit: D. McNew/Getty Images

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ISSUE
The Economy: Unemployment's up, the deficit's at $400 billion, there's a mortgage crisis, a banking crisis. Recession? What recession?

MCCAIN'S TAKE
Would spend $3-$10 billion to help bail out homeowners. Would cut tariffs on sugar-based ethanol imports. Loves NAFTA just the way it is.

OBAMA'S TAKE
Proposes a $50 billion stimulus package for creating jobs and $10 billion to fight foreclosures. Flip-flops on NAFTA like your best Havaianas.

YOUR SMARTY-PANTS SOUND BITE
"Dude, de Tocqueville nailed it when he said that even if our balance of power, it doesn't mean the best men rule - just look at those grain-gouging hedge-funders and their influence on world politics."

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