Vice President Joe Biden today officially kicked off the Obama re-election campaign in Ohio, rallying with Cleveland-area firefighters who last week helped to lead a successful repeal of the state’s controversial new collective bargaining rights law.
“Folks, you fired the first shot. It’s not about Barack Obama. It’s not about Joe Biden. It’s about whether middle-class people are going to be put back in the saddle again – because you are the people who make this country move,” Biden told the crowd of 500 in a Euclid firehouse, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer....
...Since April, when Obama announced his bid for a second term, more than 6,000 Ohio volunteers have enlisted to support Obama, organizing more than 3,700 events across the state, according to the campaign.....
*** The Ohio Republicans are moving forward with a bill which will take even more money from Ohio's public school districts. Plunderbund has all the dirty details on House Bill 136 which, according to Plunderbund, ----
...To clarify, that means that the amount of tuition a student will receive through the HB 136 PACT voucher program is between $2,282 and $4,563. The student’s home school district, however, will ALWAYS be hit with a $5703.90 deduction in funding for each student awarded a voucher. The remaining amount, a minimum of $1,140.90, will then be “retained by the state” instead of being returned to the district.
This is merely one more backhanded attempt by the legislature is using to try and de-fund public schools in Ohio.....
Read the complete post over at Plunderbund. I wonder how much property taxes would go up with this Republican plan to steal money from public school.
>>>> If you are a Republican and thinking about Newt Gingrich as the party's nominee, you might want to read the PoliticalGuide article about Newt. You might also want to read some articles from the NY Times from 1995-97 on the various ethics problems Gingrich had in the U.S. House of Representatives.