Thursday, February 05, 2009

Kilroy to the White House

* Rep. Mary Jo Kilroy (OH-15-D) was a guest to the ceremony of the President signing the SCHIP bill. As one of the original co-sponsors, Kilroy had been invited to the White House (Dispatch) to witness the signing.

* Since the year 2000, Ohio has lost 262,383 jobs, according to a study by economist, George Zeller. Part of the study is in today's Columbus Dispatch. Very interesting.... Now exactly who was President of the U.S. during that time????

The Dispatch article goes on.....

....The majority of those were manufacturing jobs, with 218,453 factory positions disappearing since 2001, or 23 percent of the state's total seven years ago.

Meanwhile the average Ohio worker is making 1 percent less than in 2000 even without considering inflation.....

Those are some dismal facts. Don't you wonder why the Ohio Republicans voted against the President's stimulus/jobs bill?

* A central Ohio business, Krema Nut Company, is getting some extra business because of the salmonella scare with some peanuts. Read the Dispatch article. You can visit Krema Nut Company on the web or at the location in Grandview Heights. By the way, their cashews are awesome!