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McCain Comes Out For New Stimulus Package, Jobless Benefit

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WASHINGTON (AP) - John McCain is suggesting he's open to another
economic stimulus package, including an extension of unemployment
benefits.
He wouldn't give a number for the size of a stimulus package,
but told a group of major contributors that whatever can be done in
the short term to ease the burden is something we should do. Barack
Obama has suggested a new stimulus package totaling 50 billion
dollars.
The apparent common ground was a blip for Tuesday. The
candidates spent most of the day picking apart each other's
economic ideas.
McCain criticized Obama for suggesting a re-negotiation of
NAFTA, saying Obama "has a habit of talking down" the value of
U.S. export and trade agreements. McCain says Obama's policies
would make life tougher for small business.
Obama says his positions are being misrepresented and says he
would eliminate the capital gains tax for small businesses and
start-ups.
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