Saturday, November 05, 2011

Stivers Likes His Contributors' Burgers

* Republican Rep. Steve Stivers (OH-15) is doing nothing to create jobs, but he did get his name in the Washington Post for his tribute to White Castle.


....Rep. Steve Stivers (R-Ohio) on Tuesday honored White Castle with a congressional tribute to the “tasty little burgers” and the company that serves them (which is, of course, based in his home district). “White Castle is truly an American original and is inspiring because it is a story about the successs of the American Dream,” Stivers enthused in the tribute, which he submitted for the congressional record.

A spokeswoman notes that Stivers’s interest in the company isn’t just as the boosterish hometown congressman. “He’s a big fan,” she says, noting that her boss also celebrated the chain’s anniversary by flipping burgers at a local outlet....

Of course, Stivers is a "big fan" of White Castle!  They're his campaign contributors!!!!
According to OpenSecrets, those associated with White Castle contributed the following funds to the Stivers campaign: $11,100.  The Ingram family supports Republicans and the rest of the Ohio Republicans also enjoy their campaign contributions.

How many real jobs has Steve Stivers created in Ohio's 15th district? Anyone? Anyone?

**** Cleveland Browns fans lost any bit of respect they may have had for Gov. John Kasich.
The Washington Monthly provides the ugly details.