US Election 2012 – live
16.15 (11.15) John McCain, the former presidential candidate and a
Republican with whom Democrats have long been able to do business, is
calling for talks to avoid the “sequestration” – a series of
brutal and budget cuts that will automatically begin early next year if
politicians are unable to reach a deal on spending.
Chief among the Republican concerns are the $55 billion slated to be cut from
the defence budget next year if no deal is made.
16.00 (11.00) The Obama campaign has released excerpts of the nakedly
political announcement the President is going to make on the China trade
complaint. Here’s a flavour:
Now, I understand my opponent has been running around Ohio claiming he’s
going to roll up his sleeves and take the fight to China. But here’s the
thing: his experience has been owning companies that were called ‘pioneers’
in the business of outsourcing jobs to countries like China. Pioneers! Ohio,
you can’t stand up to China when all you’ve done is send them our jobs.
“You can talk a good game, or you can play one – and my experience has been
waking up every single day doing everything I can to give American workers a
fair shot in the global economy. When other countries don’t play by the
rules, we’ve done something about it. We’ve brought more trade cases against
China in one term than the previous administration did in two – and we’ve
won. When Governor Romney said stopping an unfair surge in Chinese tires
would be bad for our workers, we did it anyway – and we got over 1,000
Americans back to work.
15.10 (10.10) This is an ad by Citizens Against Government Waste,
a conservative group that was aggressively involved in the 2010 mid-term
elections that propelled the Tea Party into Congress. Although the ad is two
years old it pretty much
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