Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Josh Mandel Doesn't Care About You

*** While Republican Josh Mandel poo-poos the auto bailout plan, the jobs of Ohio's auto workers, the communities that have bounced back with the returning jobs, Gov. John Kasich tries to take credit for Ohio's job growth (of course, Kasich was against saving Ohio auto jobs through Obama's rescue plan).


...The Obama administration takes a longer and wider view in a bailout that began under former President George Bush, more than two years before Kasich became governor. In a three-year period starting in June 2009 -- when GM and Chrysler were emerging from bankruptcy -- it reports a gain of 17,400 industry jobs. Those numbers include auto parts stores and dealerships....

Josh Mandel's attitude toward auto workers, middle class workers (teachers, police officers, fire fighters,nurses, women, and families) shows his disdain for the working people of Ohio who pay his salary. While he has been jetting across the country, sipping champagne with deep-pocketed right wing donors, he has left his Treasurer's office in the hands of his unqualified cronies. Tsk. Tsk. Tsk.

* Republican candidate, Josh Mandel, Ohio's absent Treasurer, claims that Sen. Sherrod Brown missed 350 votes.  Josh Mandel failed to mention that this was 350 out of 10,000 votes. Oooooooops!


....Mandel’s campaign obtained its statistics from the GovTrack website. The news release also mentioned a fact missing from the ad that puts the missed votes in better perspective - they occurred over a period of more than 19 years, starting when Brown entered the U.S. House of Representatives in January 1993. A visit to the GovTrack website indicates there have been more than 10,000 recorded votes in that period.

The largest number of Brown’s missed votes - 83 - occurred in 2000. He missed 13.7 percent of that year’s votes after suffering broken ribs and vertebrae in a car accident in Knox County....

....Since he joined the U.S. Senate in 2007, GovTrack indicates that Brown has missed 21 out of 1779 votes - a 98.8 percent attendance record. This year, he hasn’t missed any votes. In 2011, he missed three. In 2010, he didn’t miss any....

Politifact rates Josh Mandel's claim as "Mostly False."

Ohioans would loooooooooooooooooove to see Josh Mandel's attendance record in the Treasurer's office. Some reports put Mandel working as much as 10 hours per month in the Columbus Treasurer's office.