Sen. John McCain, on ABC's This Week, pushing hard for massive spending cuts in what he called “pork”:
MCCAIN: There’s a group of ... Senators and House members who are reflecting the views of our constituents, who are saying, “Look. Sacrifice. Let’s do some belt-tightening. We are mortgaging our children and our grandchildren’s futures.”
And I believe that we are wrong in Washington when we believe that somehow Americans won’t give up these...projects that are unnecessary, [won’t support a] delay [of] this Medicare prescription drug bill, except for the lowest-income people, and [won’t support] some across the board cuts...
STEPHANOPOULOS: Except sir, it seems like the American people actually disagree with you across the board.
Let me show you this [Gallup] poll...They ask how should we pay for Katrina recovery.
54 percent say cut Iraq spending.
17 percent say raise taxes.
15 percent say increase the deficit.
Only 6 percent say cut the spending you’re talking about.
MCCAIN: That’s why we’re called leaders.