Chuck Raasch

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  • Gannett News Service ignored McCain's shifting explanations on why he voted against tax cuts

    ››› ››› TOM ALLISON

    A Gannett News Service "analysis" by Chuck Raasch asserted that Sen. John McCain "is vulnerable to the flip-flopper label" on taxes "because he voted against [President] Bush's tax cuts, calling them irresponsible without an accompanying resolve to cut government spending." But, while McCain makes that claim now -- that he voted against the tax cuts because of lack of offsetting spending cuts -- he gave a different reason on the Senate floor in 2001 to explain his opposition to the tax cut bill, which Raasch does not mention.