Friday, September 02, 2011

Sending A Message

What message can we send to our politicians?  A few days ago (see previous posts), Republican state Rep. Jarrod B. Martin noted that he had not seen any requests from his constituents that he resign.  We later learned that his staff doesn't forward Martin any negative comments/phone calls/emails.  Apparently, Martin just hears what he wants to hear.

The governor of Ohio appears to be listening to his wealthy business contributors, Koch Brothers, Americans for Prosperity, extremists, Tea Party Republicans, and buddies from Wall Street.  He is not interested in listening to the men and women of Ohio who work to take care of their families and communities. 

We need to send Kasich, Stivers, Martin, Boehner, and the rest of the Republicans a message.  If they refuse to hear us on the telephone or in an email, we can send them a message through the ballot box.

****  TheMedinagazette reports that Gov. John Kasich and some Ohio Republican big shots had a private meeting in Medina:

....The invite-only event, held at the Foundation warehouse on Portside Drive, was part of a series of community engagement efforts around the state for Speaker Bill Batchelder, R-Medina, and Gov. John Kasich, said Rob Nichols, the governor’s press secretary.

Nichols said the event, which about 150 people attended, was an opportunity for face-to-face dialogue and candid discussion.

When asked why the meeting was closed to the media, Nichols said: “We want participants in the meeting to be able to speak candidly, and they won’t if the media is in the room.”

Kasich obviously had something to say to these people that the public should hear.  I find things like this very disgusting.  It is like the Republican overlords are getting together to plan how they will be able to squash the working people.

Here is the first ad to repeal Ohio's Issue 2 (YouTube):

Vote NO on Issue 2

Send Kasich and the Ohio Republicans a message---- Vote NO on Issue 2.

***  Trouble up in Ottawa, Ohio??????  WTOLThe arrest of Kenneth Maag earlier this week on solicitation for prostitution charges has led to some complicated developments in Ottawa.
 Maag is running uncontested for re-election in November but it's too late for anyone else to get on the ballot.....

>>>>>>>  How many of the actual bills that have been sponsored by Republican Rep. Steve Stivers (OH-15) have actually improved your life and helped you get a job?

Rep. Stivers has listed 4 bills that he has sponsored:

  1. H.R.1539 : Asset-Backed Market Stabilization Act of 2011
Sponsor: Rep Stivers, Steve [OH-15] (introduced 4/14/2011)      Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Financial Services
House Reports: 112-196

Latest Major Action: 8/12/2011 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 125.

  2. H.R.2214 : Debt Elimination By Tax-Deductible Contribution Act of 2011
Sponsor: Rep Stivers, Steve [OH-15] (introduced 6/16/2011)      Cosponsors (45)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 6/16/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

  3. H.R.2439 : Removing GSEs Charters During Receivership Act of 2011
Sponsor: Rep Stivers, Steve [OH-15] (introduced 7/7/2011)      Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 7/12/2011 House committee/subcommittee actions. Status: Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended) by Voice Vote .

  4. H.R.2779 : To exempt inter-affiliate swaps from certain regulatory requirements put in place by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.
Sponsor: Rep Stivers, Steve [OH-15] (introduced 8/1/2011)      Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Financial Services; House Agriculture
Latest Major Action: 8/22/2011 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises.

Do you see any job creation bills listed?  How many of these bills actually apply to you?   Are taxpayers paying his salary?  Why hasn't he sponsored legislation that helps his human constituents and not his wealthy financial buddies from Wall Street????  By the way, as of this date, none of these Stivers sponsored bills have become law.