Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Could we stand to lose 51,000 more jobs in Ohio????

>>>  Jay McDonald, President of the Fraternal Order of Police in Ohio, provided some important reasons why Ohioans need to vote no on Issue 2.

American Independent:

....The inability to bargain in any meaningful way could affect public safety in Ohio in a myriad of ways, McDonald said.

“It prohibits police officers and firefighters from talking to their employers about staffing,” he said. “It’ll be politicians that are making the decision on how many people are on a fire truck or how many police officers are working through a shift as opposed to the experts that know the needs of their community.”

According to McDonald, if Senate Bill 5 is not repealed, about 51,000 public employees across the state could lose their jobs. He estimates that about two-thirds of those will be public safety employees.....

Are Kasich and the Republicans hoping to have 51,000 more people in Ohio unemployed?  What about our public safety, emergency response, and staffing in our schools?  What will happen to our communities when so many safety employees and teachers get fired?

Vote NO on Issue 2.

* Once again we see why we need regulations! 
CBS News :

Health officials say as many as 16 people have died from possible listeria illnesses traced to Colorado cantaloupes, the deadliest food outbreak in more than a decade.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday that 72 illnesses, including 13 deaths, are linked to the tainted fruit. State and local officials say they are investigating three additional deaths that may be connected....

Of course, Rick Perry doesn't believe in regulations and suggested a "moratorium on all regulations" in a speech this summer.


(h/t Treehugger)
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* If you are a constituent of Republican Rep. Steve Stivers (OH-15th), please be assured that he is only worried about you if you own municipal bonds.  Stivers just can't be bothered by the real working people in central Ohio.

Tax breaks for investments in municipal bonds will not be touched by the special congressional committee charged with putting together a deficit reduction package by Thanksgiving, according to a House Republican freshman......

...Mr. Stivers, however, doesn't expect his Republican colleagues to go along with the muni bond tax changes. There are six Republicans and six Democrats on the so-called supercommittee.

“It changes the rules in the middle of the game for a lot of [muni bond investors]; it's a tax increase,” Mr. Stivers said in a speech to the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association's Municipal Bond Summit on Tuesday.... 

I hope that the people in Ohio's 15th district will wake up and realize that Stivers doesn't give a damn about the fact that foreclosures are up, unemployment is up, and new jobs are not being created. He is clearly working for the banks, investments firms, and financial big shots that have been bankrolling his campaign.  Stivers has not introduced one bill to create jobs, instead every single one of his sponsored bills helps his buddies on Wall Street.