Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Chabot Afraid of Cameras?

Republican Rep. Steve Chabot (OH-1st) apparently doesn't want his constituents to film him.  At a town hall meeting, Chabot who was one of George W. Bush's biggest fans, constituents had cameras confiscated by the police.

YouTube video from ThinkProgress:

h/t Raw Story

I totally agree with CityBeat's opinion of Chabot: "Wimpy." In an effort to prevent questions from constituents, people had to submit their questions before the session and Chabot's staff picked the questions. 

*** WKSU

Ohio Democratic Congressman Tim Ryan is opposing Governor Kasich’s plan to privatize the Ohio Turnpike. Ryan says it would likely lead to higher tolls and poor road maintenance. But Kasich argues that a lease would bring in more than $2 billion that the state needs for other projects. 

At a press conference today, Ryan said a foreign company leasing the turnpike would only be looking out for a profit and not the best interests of Ohioans.

A huge majority of Ohioans and even former Ohio Turnpike consultants/board members are against Kasich's plan to lease the turnpike.  Kasich just keeps moving forward.  Will Ohioans have to put a referendum on the turnpike on the ballot next?