Thursday, May 11, 2006

Just So You Know...

...Sen. George "Pop Tax" Voinovich voted to raise your taxes.

Thought you'd like to know.

PS: Republicans voted to merely extend President Bush's tax cuts rather than enshrining them into law -- I'm NOT satisfied!

UPDATE: I'll say it: George Voinovich is completely out of touch with Ohio voters.

The Plain Dealer's Openers blog makes a good point:

Would the Ohio Republican Party ever accuse one of its own, GOP Sen. George Voinovich, of voting to raise the taxes of hardworking Ohio citizens? It's more than doubtful.

Yet the party might have set itself up to look foolish -- shall we say hypocritical? -- by jeering congressmen Sherrod Brown (the Democratic candidate for U.S. senator) and Ted Strickland (the Democratic candidate for governor) after they voted against a $70 billion federal tax cut in the U.S. House yesterday.

This is what Ohio Republican Chairman Bob Bennett said in a statement after the House vote: "Ted Strickland and Sherrod Brown are completely out of touch with Ohio voters. More money in the pockets of Ohio families gives them the opportunity to make needed purchases or put some money away in savings. Either way, tax cuts help boost Ohio's economy and improve the lives of Ohio families."

When a squish like Mike DeWine is to the right of you, you know that you've lost touch with reality.

4 comments:

BizzyBlog said...

Static George, we should call him, as he ignores 40-plus years of evidence that properly structured tax cuts increase tax receipts.

Joe C. said...

The ORP should openly rebuke Voinovich as they did Taft. What could GV be thinking?! Neither side of the aisle respects him, but the Democrats are more than willing to abuse Ohio's useful idiot.

Jeff Dickey said...

George Voinovich grew up around the same time and place as my dad, and both men learned that the smart way to live your life was to not live beyond your means, always pay your bills and don't whine when the other guy drives a fancier car - or a car, period.

In my own opinion, haing spent my formative years in Ohio and later living in seven US states and ten foreign countries, visiting 31 other states and 28 other countries for six months or less....

The country once known as the "land of the free and home of the brave", the former constitutional republic known as the United States of America, truly began its fall when people lost sense of simple, commonsenese ideas like that - truly conservative ideas like "pay as you go, and don't go farther than you are willing to pay for" - and became blinded on the one hand by naked, limitless greed, and on the other by the kind of absolutely un-American lock-step Fuhrerprincip that has replaced intelligent thought and debate in what once was the Republican Party. When you see lifelong members of the John Birch Society, or Barry Goldwater Republicans moving to countries like Ireland, South Africa and Finland because "at least they say what they do and do what they say", you know that something is fundamentally, structurally, treasonously wrong with the organization that has usurped what once was the finest party in the Republic. Great Republicans like Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt or Taft could never win a primary today; they'd be blogged and sound-bitten out of the primaries as "Trotskyist tax-and-spend LIBERALS". If we are to reverse the hypocrisy that has nearly destroyed our party and our country in the last three decades, we must tend to our own, historically conservative strengths, and refuse this Faustian bargain where we pay other countries to fight their wars for them. As someone who was blocks away from the North Tower on 9/11 - and who watched firsthand the event that killed my best friend, the father of six children under six - we must root out *all* sources and forms of terror, and the arrogance, hatred and hypocrisy that summon it to existence. Anyone who has ever put on the uniform of the American military man (or woman)_ knows that the oath "to protect the Constitution of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic" is worded that way for a reason.

You either oppose the treasonous bilge spewing forth from what once was the capital of the greatest nation in history - or, through your silence, you cheer it on to victory against liberty, freedom and honesty. There is no longer a middle ground.

Matt Hurley said...

Uhhh...okay Jeff...are we still talking about Voinovich here or have you moved on to something else entirely? You might want to get that tin foil hat looked at, by the way, I think some of Karl Rove's mind rays are still getting through...