Wednesday, January 28, 2009

No Surprise

From the NY Times:
H.R. 1: Making supplemental appropriations for job preservation and creation, infrastructure investment, energy efficiency and science, assistance to the unemployed, and State and local fiscal stabilization, for fiscal year ending September 30, 2009, and for other purposes.

*Voting for passage:
John Boccieri D-OH-16
Steve Driehaus D-OH-1
Marcia Fudge D-OH-11
Marcy Kaptur D-OH-9
Mary Jo Kilroy D-OH-15
Dennis Kucinich D-OH-10
Timothy Ryan D-OH-17
Zack Space D-OH-18
Charles Wilson D-OH-6

>>>Voting against passage:
Steve Austria R-
John Boehner R-
Jim Jordan R-OH-4
Steven LaTourette R-OH-14
Robert Latta R-OH-5
Jean Schmidt R-OH-2
Patrick Tiberi R-OH-12
Michael Turner R-OH-3

Once again the Ohio Republicans would rather sit by and do nothing while our state continues to lose businesses and jobs. The Republicans continue to push their silly tax cuts for their wealthy friends. On the Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC tonight, she quoted a Moody Investor Service study. Here is what was found:
...Each dollar spent on food stamps results in $1.73 in returned economic activity.
Each dollar spent on infrastructure results in $1.54 in returned economic activity.

Each dollar spent on tax cuts results in $1.03 in returned economic activity.
Each dollar spent on corporate tax cuts results in $0.30 in returned economic activity....

(Thirty cents!)

Despite the fact that the Republicans call themselves fiscal conservatives, their numbers just don't add up. Face it. The Republicans keep repeating the same mantra, even though it doesn't work.

If you'd like to contact the Ohio Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives to speak about your disapproval of their vote against the stimulus package, here are their contact numbers in Washington, DC:

Steve Austria (202) 225-4324 ......... Steve LaTourette (202) 225-5731
John Boehner (202) 225-6205 .......... Robert Latta (202) 225-6405
Jim Jordan (202) 225-2676 .......... Jean Schmidt (202) 225-3164

Pat Tiberi (202) 225-5355 ............... Michael Turner (202) 225-5355