So much for the straight talk express! McCain who is suppose to speak truthfully, has now been caught in a big lie!

Republican presidential candidate John McCain drew a sharp rebuke Monday from conservatives after he signaled an openness to a higher payroll tax for Social Security, contrary to previous vows not to raise taxes of any kind.Speaking with reporters on his campaign bus on July 9, he cited a need to shore up Social Security, saying: “I cannot tell you what I would do, except to put everything on the table.”He went a step farther Sunday with his response on a nationally televised talk show to a question about payroll tax increases.”There is nothing that’s off the table. I have my positions, and I’ll articulate them. But northing’s off the table,” McCain said. “I don’t want tax increases. But that doesn’t mean that anything is off the table.”That comment drew a strong response Monday from the Club for Growth, a Washington anti-tax group. McCain’s comments, the group said in a letter to the Arizona senator, are “shocking because you have been adamant in your opposition to raising taxes under any circumstances.”Indeed, McCain frequently has promised not to raise taxes.

http://newsmax.com/insidecover/mccain_taxes/2008/07/28/117095.html

So, tell me as a conservative why McCain is better than Obama when it comes to the economy. Both are willing to raise taxes. My support for McCain is weak at best and now he his acting like Bush Senior when he said “read my lips, no new taxes”.

If a president is going to send the economy down the toilet, which raising taxes during a slow down will do that, I would prefer it be a democrat. While I continue to wait for the VP pick to finalize my support for McCain, backing off of his word on Taxes doesn’t help.

Indeed, McCain frequently has promised not to raise taxes.At a July 7 town-hall meeting in Denver, he said voters faced a stark choice between him and Democrat Barack Obama.”Sen. Obama will raise your taxes,” McCain said. “I won’t.”In a March 16 interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity, McCain said he would cut taxes where possible, and not raise them.”Do you mean none?” Hannity asked.”None,” McCain replied.

If McCain wants true conservative support, he needs to act conservative. The last Republican to act like this was Bush Senior and that got us the Clinton’s.

1988, George H.W. Bush said, “Read my lips, no new taxes.” But facing severe budget problems, he reneged on the promise. Some conservative groups never forgave him.

I am one of those republicans who never forgot that Bush senior went back on his word. Now, McCain who has already gotten the nomination, is doing the same thing.

McCain needs to change course before he loses this election. Without conservatives, I don’t see any way he wins this election.