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Retiring Sen. George Voinovich to oppose any extension of Bush-era tax cuts
WaPo ^ | 12/06/2010 | Felicia Sonmez

Posted on 12/06/2010 12:59:16 PM PST by OldDeckHand

Ohio Republican Sen. George Voinovich is planning to oppose legislation that extends any of the Bush-era tax cuts, becoming the first senator to state his opposition to any extension even as the White House and congressional leaders are expected to reach a deal on the issue this week.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: economy; georgevoinovich; oh; ohio; senator; taxes; voinovich
Not. Leaving. a. Day. Too. Soon.
1 posted on 12/06/2010 12:59:22 PM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: OldDeckHand

So long Georgie boy! Have a nice life!


2 posted on 12/06/2010 1:00:55 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Sittin' in da back of da bus since January 2009.)
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To: OldDeckHand

He has been a pain in the arse. Buh Bye


3 posted on 12/06/2010 1:01:38 PM PST by GoCards (Why me? Why not me?)
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To: OldDeckHand

Glad he’s gone.


4 posted on 12/06/2010 1:01:59 PM PST by earlJam
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To: OldDeckHand

Well, as long as he doesn’t CRY about it...


5 posted on 12/06/2010 1:02:26 PM PST by Constitution Day
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To: OldDeckHand

Was he crying when the announcement was made?


6 posted on 12/06/2010 1:03:33 PM PST by tarheelswamprat
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To: OldDeckHand
This turd 'retired' because only 44% of Ohioans polled said he deserved to be elected to a third term.

Good riddance.

7 posted on 12/06/2010 1:03:35 PM PST by South40 (If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. ~Thomas Paine)
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To: OldDeckHand

He gives the middle-finger salute to the American people as he exits the stage.


8 posted on 12/06/2010 1:04:42 PM PST by TheCornerOffice
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To: South40

GET OUT NOW CRYBABY


9 posted on 12/06/2010 1:04:45 PM PST by Col Frank Slade
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To: South40

A complete W.A.S.T.E.


10 posted on 12/06/2010 1:05:06 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: OldDeckHand

One last smack at common sense and taxpayers.


11 posted on 12/06/2010 1:05:23 PM PST by Faith
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To: OldDeckHand

Soon he can be out standing in his own field. More RINO waste that has needed flushed for years.


12 posted on 12/06/2010 1:06:27 PM PST by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: OldDeckHand

13 posted on 12/06/2010 1:08:10 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: OldDeckHand

I think he may be trying to get back at Obama, whom he probably blames for his defeat.

Hopefully Obama and Reid are smart enough to make sure it goes through, because otherwise the blame for a huge tax increase will fall on them.


14 posted on 12/06/2010 1:08:24 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: earlJam
Glad he’s gone.

Unfortunately, not nearly soon enough!

15 posted on 12/06/2010 1:08:36 PM PST by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: OldDeckHand

According to his office, Voinovich has not released any statement on the Bush Tax Cuts.


16 posted on 12/06/2010 1:09:00 PM PST by carton253 (Ask me about The Stainless Banner - a free e-zine dedicated to the armies of the Confederacy.)
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To: OldDeckHand

According to his office, Voinovich has not released any statement on the Bush Tax Cuts.


17 posted on 12/06/2010 1:09:00 PM PST by carton253 (Ask me about The Stainless Banner - a free e-zine dedicated to the armies of the Confederacy.)
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To: OldDeckHand

The midwest needs a serious cleaning out of it’s “old boy” Republican Senators, with Him, Lugar, Kirk, etc..we seriously need to “clean house” in the Ohio river valley.

J.S.


18 posted on 12/06/2010 1:08:59 PM PST by JSDude1
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To: OldDeckHand
Idiot and fool. Goodbye.

Its crap like this that needs to go.

19 posted on 12/06/2010 1:09:05 PM PST by KC_Conspirator
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To: Constitution Day
Well, as long as he doesn’t CRY about it...

Blubbering and senile all the way to the end, eh George?

20 posted on 12/06/2010 1:10:09 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (I'm with Jim DeMint ... on the fringe!)
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To: carton253
'According to his office, Voinovich has not released any statement on the Bush Tax Cuts."

That's hardly a denial. All that says is he hasn't released a statement, yet.

21 posted on 12/06/2010 1:11:28 PM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: OldDeckHand

Another elitist bites the dust. Boo-hoo.


22 posted on 12/06/2010 1:12:37 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: OldDeckHand

Why oh why is this crybaby still around?


23 posted on 12/06/2010 1:12:48 PM PST by Grunthor (I hope this one pleases you.)
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To: OldDeckHand

What a disappointment.

He makes a good point about tax reform - long overdue.

Scary times...


24 posted on 12/06/2010 1:13:35 PM PST by eleni121 (Prepare the table, watch in the watchtower, eat, drink: arise ye princes, and prepare the shield)
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To: OldDeckHand

His office said he hadn’t made up his mind. So, instead of carping on this thread, give his office a call and let him know where you stand.


25 posted on 12/06/2010 1:13:48 PM PST by carton253 (Ask me about The Stainless Banner - a free e-zine dedicated to the armies of the Confederacy.)
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To: carton253
I say let them fail and fix them next year....If Obama wants higher taxes lets have the fight...He would be toast in 2012 after raising taxes...
26 posted on 12/06/2010 1:19:42 PM PST by Hojczyk
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To: carton253

someone tell his office it is...TAX RATES! TAX RATES!! TAX RATES!! TAX RATES!! TAX RATES!! TAX RATES!! TAX RATES!!


27 posted on 12/06/2010 1:19:57 PM PST by biggredd1
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To: OldDeckHand

What did they call Bob Dole? The tax collector for the Welfare State? Looks like the crown has been passed.


28 posted on 12/06/2010 1:20:07 PM PST by Opinionated Blowhard
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To: Cicero
I think he may be trying to get back at Obama, whom he probably blames for his defeat.

Not even close. Voiny did not run for re-election. It was an open seat and Rob Portman (R) HANDILY beat Lee Fisher (D). Voiny did not even like the tax cuts when they were legislated:

Voinovich standing firm on $350 billion tax-cut limit - APRIL 28, 2003

Despite a presidential visit to his state and a presidential admonition against "a little, bitty tax-relief package," Sen. George Voinovich, R-Ohio vowed Sunday to stand firm on limiting a tax cut to $350 billion.

"You got it. And anybody that knows George Voinovich knows that when I say something I mean it," the moderate Republican told NBC's Meet the Press.

President Bush originally proposed more than $700 billion in new tax cuts, including the elimination of the tax on dividends. The House trimmed the package to $550 billion, which the Bush administration said it could work with.

But in the Senate, Voinovich and Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, refused to support any tax cut of more than $350 billion. Together with Republican Sens. Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island and John McCain of Arizona, who oppose tax cuts of any size, they have helped Democrats block Bush from getting his full package passed.

Bush promoted his tax plan in speeches last week in the Ohio cities of Canton and Lima, in other words, in Voinovich's political back yard.

"It's been interpreted as one of (Bush) coming to Ohio to try and pressure me to support 550 (billion-dollar tax cut) when he knows that I'm locked in at 350 (billion dollars)," Voinovich said. "I think the timing of it made it look bad, in terms of his trying to put some pressure on me. I don't believe that's what he had in mind, but it certainly has been interpreted that way in our state."

Voinovich said a $550 billion cut would be "fiscally irresponsible ... with the debt we're carrying and the uncertainty -- we really don't know yet how much more the Iraq war costs."

29 posted on 12/06/2010 1:23:03 PM PST by Eagle of Liberty (formally known as Kerretarded....I changed my name)
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To: carton253
According to his office, Voinovich has not released any statement on the Bush Tax Cuts.

Will be calling as well.
30 posted on 12/06/2010 1:24:51 PM PST by Eagle of Liberty (formally known as Kerretarded....I changed my name)
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To: biggredd1
someone tell his office

I think that is a job for biggredd1.

31 posted on 12/06/2010 1:30:25 PM PST by carton253 (Ask me about The Stainless Banner - a free e-zine dedicated to the armies of the Confederacy.)
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To: OldDeckHand

Every passing day left to this poisonous Congress in which the loathsome Dems are stopped from further treason, the better, I say!


32 posted on 12/06/2010 1:32:24 PM PST by pabianice
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To: OldDeckHand

I really can’t wait until he is replaced by Portman!


33 posted on 12/06/2010 1:43:24 PM PST by Dizzy Lizzy
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To: OldDeckHand

Why is this a suprise?? He’s one of the people that caused them to have to expire in the first place.


34 posted on 12/06/2010 2:41:37 PM PST by cotton1706
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To: Eagle of Liberty

Well, it’s just speculation. But why didn’t Voinovitch run for re-election? Presumably because even a jerk like him realized that he was unlikely to get back in. Like many others, he let himself get sucked too far to the left because he mistakenly thought that was the popular thing to do.


35 posted on 12/06/2010 2:56:05 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: OldDeckHand

BUSH TAX CUTS WIN.

OBAMA TAX HIKES LOSE.

Now get out!


36 posted on 12/06/2010 3:12:25 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS= Obama's Mosque, taxes, painful death. Is this what you want?)
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