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ari1013
07-29-2008, 11:00 AM
John McCain wants to ban gay marriage, but he believes it should be done at the state level -- leaving each state to decide on their own if it should be illegal.

Barack Obama doesn't support gay marriage, but he believes it should be up to each state to decide if it should be legal.

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Barack Obama supports an influx of troops into Afghanistan.

In the last two weeks, McCain has also supported an influx of troops into Afghanistan.

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Barack Obama believes that the government should set a maximum level of pollution for our country to emit, and then companies will have to bid for emission rights, where the highest bids will get the right to pollute. The money raised from the carbon auction will go towards development of alternative energy.

John McCain believes that the government should set a maximum level of pollution for the country to emit, and then the government will grant each company a certain level of pollution. If a company doesn't need that much, it can sell its rights to another company that needs to pollute more.

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John McCain believes that the endgame of the Iraq War should be set based on the facts on the ground. He has recently decided to support the 16-month plan announced by Obama and endorsed by Maliki.

Barack Obama supports a 16-month plan for withdrawal and now says that the details of the withdrawal should be dictated by the facts on the ground (a la McCain).

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ari1013
07-29-2008, 11:06 PM
Here's another one:

Both candidates support increasing the limit on payroll taxes to solve the Social Security problem.


The point of this thread is to show that while there are definite differences between the candidates, at the root, they're VERY similar. McCain isn't acting like Bush. Obama's not simply repeating change over and over again. They're both simply acting like moderate politicians.