QUOTE (Bulldog_916 @ Jun 21 2008, 10:10 PM) http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/conte...ml?hpid=topnews This article outlines both fiscal policies. Thus far, McCain's policy would increase the deficit more at 4.3 trillion dollars by 2018. Obama's would increase the deficit to 3.3 trillion by 2018. This is from a conservative leaning newspaper. I cant imagine many conservatives would argue with their own newspapers. Just a quick edit: Obama cant really say he would increase smoking bans right now. He already stated that he would be open to legalizing certain green substances (recreational NHT). Just the money coming in from the taxation and legalization would completely eliminate the deficit. I certainly hope he comes through on that. The savings from ending the drug war enforcement on green NHT would save several hundred million dollars for other law enforcement and counter terrorism efforts. I really dont like it when people complain about the money we spend on the war on drugs and I dont like it when people say that we would save money by ending the war on drugs (yes I know we would, hang on) it implies that we should stop the war on drugs just because we are spending money on it. Its like saying lots of people do XYZ illegal thing, so lets make XYZ legal, that way people wont do as many illegal things. Secondly I'm planning on voting Mcain for a couple of reasons my chief reason is that I am VERY against the idea of any sort of nationalized healthcare. If the government wants to provide a low-cost insurance thats fine, but I do NOT want to pay for other peoples healthcare. We live in a capitalist society not a communist society, as was previously stated communism does not work on a large scale and/or nationwide scale. Also I consider myself a Republican and for the most part agree with the Republican point of view.