Monday, February 27, 2012

Josh Mandel: Answer Some Questions

***  If you look closely at a video from the most recent meeting of the Ohio Board of Deposits, you'll notice that there is someone missing:  Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel.  Mandel did not attend a meeting of the Board of Deposit Meeting on February 23, 2012.  He has missed every single one of them since becoming Ohio Treasurer.  At least he is consistent.  AmericanBridge on YouTube has a video of the meeting and you'll notice Mandel is missing.

Mandel was interviewed by Colleen Marshall of NBC4 in Columbus for The Spectrum.
 His responses to questions leaves a lot to be desired:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Josh Mandel says he is "focused" on his job as Ohio Treasurer.  Really?

Josh Mandel's handlers do not allow him to be asked any questions. Why?  They don't want you to know about his right wing agenda which includes---- destroying Social Security and Medicare, destroying health care, and supporting businesses over human beings.  With Sen. Sherrod Brown, we know where he stands on issues, but Mandel won't talk.  When Mandel does talk he sounds like a parrot.  Even Colleen Marshall calls Mandel "fickle" in the third interview.

Josh Mandel does a great job of not answering questions about his lack of attention to his job and why he decided to run for a new office after a few weeks as Treasurer.  Mandel said that his office has a perfect attendance at those board of deposit meetings, but HE isn't there!  He doesn't seem to get that HE IS THE TREASURER and SHOULD BE AT THOSE MEETINGS!!!!!!

You might wonder about some of the ads being run in Ohio that talk about "job creators" not getting a fair break.  Republicans use the term "job creators" as a code for millionaires and billionaires.  Those "job creators" don't need anymore tax breaks because they've had them and they still haven't created any jobs.  Now the "job creators" are just sitting on their money, enjoying their profits, and have not been hiring.  Any talk at all about "job creators" should be dismissed a propaganda to protect millionaires and billionaires.

Since social issues have been raised by the Republican Party, we need to start directing specific questions to Mandel.  Would he vote to end birth control in the country like Santorum?  Does Mandel think that private schools should get public funds? Does Mandel still believe in SB 5 and similar legislation?Why was he against Sen. Brown voting for the auto bailout, even though it created thousands of jobs?

The clock is ticking.  When will Josh Mandel start answering some questions? We're waiting.......