Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Be Vigilant

*  Despite the large number of people opposing SB 5/Issue 2, everyone must remember to vote. If you have voted already, see if you can help get people to the polls.  This will not be over after the election.  Gov. Kasich, Shannon Jones, the Republicans, and their big corporate supporters will try pushing a similar bill like SB 5 if they lose on this one.

Here is what was reported on a private meeting Gov. Kasich had with Republicans:


In a speech to about 200 mostly Republican supporters on Sept. 1, Gov. John Kasich told them that "we are at war with these people," meaning public employees. He said that he wished that they would just accept Senate Bill 5 because, if it is defeated as Issue 2 in November, he plans to "ram it through" anyway via other legislation. This was reported by the superintendent of the Southeast Local School District, near Dayton, who perhaps inexplicably had been invited to attend Kasich's talk.....

We must be vigilant on what happens after election day. Since Kasich indicated the would "ram it through" some other way, we've got to maintain our focus on the language used in  any future legislation. Check out the kinds of bills being worked on in the Ohio General Assembly, as well as those proposals being pushed by Gov. Kasich and Republicans.

*** Are you trying to understand why the Ohio Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives haven't created any jobs?  Here is a sampling of the kind of legislation they are sponsoring----

Rep. Steve Chabot (OH-1st-R) has sponsored 6 bills:
  1. H.R.1345 : Stop Wasting American Tax Dollars Act
Sponsor: Rep Chabot, Steve [OH-1] (introduced 4/4/2011)      Cosponsors (None) 

  2. H.R.1346 : No Oil Producing and Exporting Cartels Act of 2011
Sponsor: Rep Chabot, Steve [OH-1] (introduced 4/4/2011)      Cosponsors (None)  

  3. H.R.1347 : Oil Price Reduction Act of 2011
Sponsor: Rep Chabot, Steve [OH-1] (introduced 4/4/2011)      Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Foreign Affairs
Latest Major Action: 5/13/2011 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade.

  4. H.R.2802 : To provide for media coverage of Federal court proceedings.
Sponsor: Rep Chabot, Steve [OH-1] (introduced 8/5/2011)      Cosponsors (3)  

  5. H.R.3219 : Small Business Investment Company Modernization Act of 2011
Sponsor: Rep Chabot, Steve [OH-1] (introduced 10/14/2011)      Cosponsors (None) 

  6. H.RES.297 : Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the Secretary of State should withhold United States contributions to the regularly assessed biennial budget of the United Nations for purposes of the General Assembly of the United Nations if the General Assembly adopts a resolution in favor of recognizing a state of Palestine outside of or prior to a final status agreement negotiated between, and acceptable to, the State of Israel and the Palestinians.
Sponsor: Rep Chabot, Steve [OH-1] (introduced 6/3/2011)      Cosponsors (None) 

Rep. Steve Stivers (OH-15-R) has sponsored 4 bills:
  1. H.R.1539 : Asset-Backed Market Stabilization Act of 2011
Sponsor: Rep Stivers, Steve [OH-15] (introduced 4/14/2011) 

  2. H.R.2214 : Debt Elimination By Tax-Deductible Contribution Act of 2011
Sponsor: Rep Stivers, Steve [OH-15] (introduced 6/16/2011)

 3. H.R.2439 : Removing GSEs Charters During Receivership Act of 2011
Sponsor: Rep Stivers, Steve [OH-15] (introduced 7/7/2011)  

 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)...

Rep. Jim Renacci (OH-16-R) has sponsored 2 bills:
   1. H.R.2081 : To amend the Federal Deposit Insurance Act to replace the Director of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection with the Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System as a member of the Board of Directors of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Sponsor: Rep Renacci, James B. [OH-16] (introduced 6/1/2011)...
   2. H.R.2137 : Empowering More Productive and Lasting Opportunity Act of 2011
Sponsor: Rep Renacci, James B. [OH-16] (introduced 6/3/2011)      Cosponsors (8)... 

Rep. Bob Gibbs (OH-18-R) has sponsored 2 bills:
  1. H.R.872 : Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2011
 Sponsor: Rep Gibbs, Bob [OH-18] (introduced 3/2/2011....

  2. H.R.1865 : Recreational Lands Self-Defense Act of 2011
Sponsor: Rep Gibbs, Bob [OH-18] (introduced 5/12/2011)....

The bills sponsored by the above mentioned Republicans do not include one bill that creates one job.