Sunday, April 13, 2003

Tax Cuts: Go George!

I’ve heard it on our local talk radio channel enough, but didn’t believe it.

“George Voinovich is really a democrat in disguise.”
“George Voinovich is a damn liberal.”
“George Voinovich should be charged with treason.”
“George Voinovich is a communist.”
“George Voinovich blah blah blah blah blah”

Listening to this, I just said “whatever.” Figuring that the people of Ohio were just pissed off that he wasn’t conservative enough.

But as Senate GOP leaders struggled Thursday night to round up the votes to pass the compromise, they ran into stalwart opposition from two key moderate Republicans, Sens. George Voinovich of Ohio and Olympia J. Snowe of Maine. They remained committed to a tax cut of no more than $350 billion, and wanted assurances the reduction eventually worked out between the House and Senate would not exceed that amount.

Turns out, Mr. Voinovich just has a good head on his shoulders. He has the common sense to see that War Bill + Iraq rebuild bill + Tax Cuts = Fiscal irresponsibility.

Wanna know the nice thing about this? This state is so Republican, they won’t vote him out for this…because that would leave a *gasp* Democrat to replace him.

Now personally, I would have preferred to see zero in tax cuts, but with the leadership makeup that we have now, This really is as good as it was going to get.

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