McCain Offers Tougher Criticism Of Bush Economics

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) - John McCain is set to unveil new economic proposals aimed at middle-class taxpayers tomorrow.

Campaign spokesman Tucker Bounds says McCain "will address the ongoing financial and economic crisis, with a special emphasis on those most badly hurt: workers, homeowners, savers and seniors."

Word of the proposals came on the same day McCain delivered his toughest criticism so far of President Bush's economic policies.

In Virginia, McCain said "We cannot spend the next four years as we have spent much of the last eight: waiting for our luck to change." The Arizona senator insisted he understood the public's concerns about the financial crisis, even as fears about the meltdown have moved voters firmly in Democrat Barack Obama's direction in recent weeks.