McCain says Bush economic policies wrong, promise lid on spending

CLEVELAND (AP) -- John McCain says if elected, he'll break with President Bush's economic policies and put a tight lid on government spending.

After a meeting with economic advisers in Cleveland this morning, McCain said his plan would "create millions of jobs in America." He also pledged to protect voters' savings and investments and vowed to "get the stock market rising again."

The Republican presidential candidate said both he and his Democratic rival "disagree with President Bush on economic policies." But he bashed Barack Obama's plans, saying they would "destroy business growth, kill jobs" and "make a recession even deeper and more painful."

The Obama campaign says McCain is parroting "the same failed policies that give billions to billionaires and big corporations" and do nothing for middle-class Americans.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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