McCain’s list of ‘100 distinguished and experienced economists’ has only 90 names.

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"McCain’s list of ‘100 distinguished and experienced economists’ has only 90 names."

Today, the McCain campaign released a list of “100 distinguished and experienced economists” signing onto a statement declaring that “Barack Obama’s economic proposals are wrong for the American economy.” However, as TNR points out, only 90 names appear on the list, not 100. What’s more, a full 11 of those economists are McCain economic advisers. The list of “100” even includes Douglas Holtz-Eakin, McCain’s chief economic adviser and one of his most visible spokesmen.

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In interviews with the Huffington Post, many of the economists who have endorsed McCain’s economic plan expressed “bewilderment” with McCain’s latest plan to buy distressed mortgages at face value. ” Several viewed it as a gimmick, driven mostly by political circumstance. Only one pro-McCain economist spoke up in favor of the plan,” Huffington Post reports.

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