(CNN) – A day after Sen. John McCain, the Republican Party’s presumptive presidential nominee, unveiled his major economic proposals, CNN Chief National Correspondent John King sat down with McCain to discuss the proposals in more detail.
“Americans need some relief,” McCain said of his proposal to temporarily suspend the federal tax on gasoline and diesel fuel. “I just think it’s kind of a good thing to do so people can have a little more enjoyable summer during tough times,” he added.
McCain, long an advocate of cutting wasteful federal spending, also explained why he was pushing certain measures that would likely delay achieving a balanced federal budget if he wins the White House. “The best way to have a balanced budget is to have a recovering economy,” said McCain.