McCain a dangerous maverick

-A A +A
By The Staff

Dear Editor,

Last week we witnessed a spirited and revealing debate between two of our presidential candidates. While there were many interesting and comment-worthy points and issues discussed, I was struck by one in particular, made by Sen. John McCain.

When pressed by the moderator to specifically outline what the U.S. government would have to do under his charge in changing its practices in order to accommodate a proposed $700,000,000 bailout of the failed financial industry, McCain suggested that the government adopt a spending freeze. A spending freeze? Well, not quite.

Of course, it would not freeze those programs dearest to McCain: the military, veterans benefits and other entitlement programs.

Imagine the consequences of an actual government spending freeze. It would be stunning – like a stun gun applied to the economy. It would be thrown in utter chaos the likes of which have not been seen. And, to bring it to a local scale, Los Alamos National Laboratory would be shut down. Not a velvet gloved “shutdown” where everyone still receives pay, but a real shutdown, as in go home and take an unpaid leave until we have made up for the $7B bailout.

If you subscribe to the newspaper, you receive FREE access to all the exclusive content of the web site! Simply register to receive uninterrupted access to our award-winning and in-depth local online content!

Renew Current or Past Subscription / Register for Online Subscription

If you currently subscribe or have subscribed in the past to the Los Alamos Monitor, then simply find your account number on your mailing label and enter it below.

Click the question mark below to see where your account ID appears on your mailing label.

Newspaper Acct. ID:
Street Address:
(exactly as it appears on the label)

If you are a subscriber and you do not know your account ID or don't have a copy of your newspaper available that shows the information on the address label you can click continue below to search for your account.

New Subscription/30 Day Free Trial Account

If you are new to the award winning Los Alamos Monitor and wish to get a subscription or simply gain access to our online content then please enter your ZIP code below and continue to setup your account.

ZIP Code:

Create a limited access account.
Register to participate in community forums, post on the community calendar, blog etc. This registration does not give you full access to read our award winning content, etc.

The Los Alamos Monitor | lacirculation@lamonitor.com | 505-662-4185
256 DP Road, Los Alamos, NM 87544
Office Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday