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Published on Aug 15, 2008
John McCain Speech Aspen, CO 08/14/08
TRANSCRIPT: WALTER ISAACSON: [...] Tom Friedman's column mentioned that you haven't been there supporting the tax breaks that need to be extended for wind and solar. Do you support those breaks, and will you keep pushing for--will you push for it at some point?
JOHN MCCAIN: Yes, and I have, and I have a long record of that support of alternate energy. [...] I've always been for all of those and I have not missed any crucial vote. But my citizens in Arizona know that when I'm running for the President of the United states I have to be out campaigning. [...]
ISAACSON: And you are for the renewing of those tax breaks for
MCCAIN: The extenders
ISAACSON: The extenders for solar and wind
MCCAIN: Of course, and I think we need to have an R and D tax credits made permanent. And I think we ought to have a one year depreciation for new plants and new equipment to get our economy going again. And we need to do, and we need to try and incentivize American industry again, particularly in alternate fuels [...]
ISAACSON: And you would still go for cap and trade even though you are talking about coal fired plants?