THE BLOG
10/11/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Fun facts With John McCain

Hey, you can find the fact-checking here, at ProgressiveAccountability.org.

Below a sampling from the index the organization put together (at the site, the numbers are all linked to sources). Doesn't look like the record of a change-maker by any stretch of the imagination:

-- 95 percent of the time McCain voted with George W. Bush in 2007.
-- 100 percent of the time McCain voted with George W. Bush in 2008 so far.
-- $10 billion amount John McCain would spend in Iraq each month.
-- 58 percent of McCain?s tax benefits go to the top 1 percent of taxpayers and only 9 percent to the bottom 80 percent.
-- 29 lobbyists from the oil and gas industry tied to McCain's campaign.
-- $3.8 billion amount McCain's tax plan gives in tax breaks to the top five American oil companies.?
-- $1.9 billion amount in tax breaks, under McCain's plan, to the 10 biggest health insurers.
-- 125 times John McCain voted against Choice ? he even said that he would overturn Roe v. Wade.

In fact, this suggests McCain is dominated by the same lobbyists Bush has been beholden to for the last eight years.