Retiring Sen. George Voinovich (R-Ohio) has broken ground in the Senate by becoming the first to announce that he won't support any extension of the Bush tax cuts -- for middle-class families or the wealthy -- on the grounds that it fails to address serious tax reform or take any real steps toward fiscal austerity.
"As I look at my experience, I believe that if this thing goes through and we extend it, we will kick this thing down the road," Voinovich said in an interview after addressing an Aspen Institute roundtable in Washington. "It's completely irresponsible."
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Answer by LoriKeet at 7:18 PM on Dec. 6, 2010
Continuing to temporarily extend the cuts is just prolonging the agony. It's only going to be harder in the end- IF deficit reductionis really the goal!- Lower income families have come to rely on that money. And the multi-millionaires and billionaires are ROTFLTAO!
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