Friday, October 28, 2011

Republicans Trying to Hurt Vets and College Students

*  The American Independent has information about another bad thing about SB 5/Issue 2:

While Ohio’s Senate Bill 5, legislation approved in March that curbs collective-bargaining rights for public employees, has been viewed largely as an attack on teachers, firefighters and police officers, the legislation could also have major implications for Ohio’s veteran community.

The bill, which voters will have the chance to repeal on Nov. 8 via the veto referendum Issue 2, ends the long-running practice of allowing service members going into teaching to count some of their active-duty service towards classroom tenure. It could limit the ability of unions to negotiate for additional protections for their members that serve in the National Guard and Reserve....

Somehow I'm just not surprised that Gov. Kasich and Ohio's Republicans are willing to hurt so many people, but not willing to cut their own salaries and benefits.  They continue to reward and protect their corporate buddies while Ohio's middle class struggles to survive.

>>>> OMG!  More layoffs have been posted at the Warn notice page of the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family ServicesAT&T Business Solutions (ABS) Global Customer Service: 61 people to lose their jobs.  Kasich and Kvamme are just not getting the jobs done.

***  This should be of interest to every college student in the country.  If you support a Republican for President, you might change your mind.


Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul wants to eliminate the federal student loan program. Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich believes student loans are a “Ponzi scheme,” which really doesn’t make any sense at all.

And Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain added his name to the list of GOP leaders who no longer want the federal government to help young people pay for higher education....

....It’s not just presidential candidates. House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) last week told voters the Pell Grant program is “unsustainable” (it’s actually sustainable with some sensible reforms, making Paul’s drive to gut the program unnecessary*) and that he was outraged that the Obama administration “confiscated the private student loan industry” (that never happened).....

If you are a college student or the parent of one, you should stay away from these Republicans.  The Republicans apparently want all college students to borrow money from banks.

Republican Rep. Paul Ryan, who wants to eliminate Social Security, Medicare, now proposes ending Pell grants.  This all goes back to the Republican philosophy--- I got mine, and tough luck getting yours.