Palin: Mortgage plan not a hand-out, but a hand up

October 14, 2008 12:41:22 PM PDT
Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin says John McCain's plan to reduce taxes and help distressed homeowners with their mortgages will "get this economy moving again." At a campaign rally in Scranton, Palin said McCain's mortgage proposal is "not a hand-out, but a hand up" to keep financially overwhelmed Americans in their homes.

She took a swipe at Joe Biden, the Democratic vice presidential candidate who grew up in Scranton. She says Biden is opposed to clean coal. Pennsylvania is one of the nation's top coal-producing states.

She also says Barack Obama talks a lot about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan but never says he wants the United States to win.