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.
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.
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