Ohio voters need to know that Republican candidate Josh Mandel is willing to risk your child's health and future by letting polluters pour dangerous chemicals into our environment.
Josh Mandel's recent criticism of the newly implemented rule for airborne mercury reduction by the Obama administration -- that it is "unnecessary and job-killing" -- is counterproductive to the needs of Ohio's future. Mercury and air pollution can cause neurological damage, birth defects and asthma in children and other vulnerable people. This problem is right at our front door, with numerous mercury-emitting plants in the Cleveland area. We can't ignore the debilitating effects of mercury for the hopes of our future health.
On Dec. 21, after decades of industry resistance and delay, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency finalized a historic standard to protect the health of Ohio's kids by limiting mercury and other toxic air pollution from power plants. Protecting against the debilitating effects of mercury, this standard would save 11,000 lives annually nationwide.....
Republican Rep. Steve Stivers (OH-15th) must like mercury too (UAprogressiveaction). Stivers and Josh Mandel want their corporate buddies to be protected and able to make more profits. If laws protecting our health and environment were abolished, all of our lives would be in danger, as well as our food production, waterways, and future. When these Republicans talk about clean air laws killing jobs, they are liars. Building and maintaining clean air monitors/protections creates more jobs because these items must be built by people, checked by people, and repaired/maintained by people. Even if it costs a corporation some money to follow the law, so what? Corporations have a duty to the communities in which they live and maintaining a clean environment is part of that responsibility.
>>>> The Republicans and their friends in the extreme right are now going against women's health in Ohio. They are pushing a bill to cut off funds that provide health care to
"... nearly 100,000 patients..."
.....essentially cuts off aid to Planned Parenthood.
...The 32 clinics in Ohio received about $1.7 million in public funding last year and served nearly 100,000 patients, officials said.
Stressing that the organization already cannot use any public money it receives to fund abortions, Planned Parenthood supporters said that more than 90 percent of the services provided by clinics include birth control, screenings for breast cancer and cervical cancer, and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases. The loss of funds likely won’t shut them down but could lead to higher fees for patients and longer waits for services.....
The Republican agenda hurts women.
*** Governing has a review of Gov. John Kasich's job performance:
....But like Wisconsin's Scott Walker and Florida's Rick Scott, voters have been at best polarized and at worst unhappy about the rapid pace of change. Kasich's biggest overstep was to push a public-employee collective bargaining law that went even further than the one Walker enacted. Its defeat by the voters in an off-year election cast a pall over the rest of Kasich's first year in office, since he had spent so much political capital on it. In a January 2012 Public Policy Polling survey, Kasich was 20 points underwater: 33 percent approval, 53 percent disapproval.
I hope voters can see how Republicans are more driven by their own ideology and loyalty to their corporate friends than by what is for the common good.
* Is John Kasich scaring away jobs from Ohio?
The Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services has these new layoffs from the WARN list:
Current WARN Notices
|Company||City (County)||Potential Number |
|02/28/2012||WUPW Broadcasting Station||Toledo (Lucas)||63||04/24/2012 to 05/08/2012||(401) 457-9402||N/A||009-11-042|
|02/27/2012||Diversified Machine Inc.(DMI Edon)||Edon (Williams)||73||04/27/2012||(419) 272-5326||United Electrical||007-11-041|
|02/27/2012||Mercy St.John's Center||Springfield (Clark)||125||06/01/2012||(937) 342-5940||N/A||007-11-040|
|02/27/2012||YRC Worldwide Inc.||Richfield (Summit)||5||04/24/2012||(913) 344-3992||N/A||002-11-039|
Other than flying around the state on the state owned planes, what is publicity-seeking Gov. John Kasich doing to retain jobs in the state?