On Fox News Sunday today, Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ), an ardent supporter of Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), defended McCain’s tax policies, saying that they aren’t just like President Bush’s because they go “far beyond” what Bush has proposed. “I can very enthusiastically support it,” said Kyl. Kyl said:
[McCain's] made it very clear now. In fact, I think his tax program goes far beyond what President Bush has proposed and I can very enthusiastically support it.
If he’s talking about increasing the deficit, then Kyl is certainly right that McCain’s tax plans do go “far beyond” Bush’s.
In fact, a recent analysis by the Center for American Progress Action Fund found that McCain “would recklessly exacerbate the fiscal irresponsibility of the Bush Administration” by creating the largest deficit in 25 years and the highest amount of debt since World War II.