Tuesday, March 12, 2013

What is the deal?

After his defeat last election day, some of us in Ohio were hoping that Republican Josh Mandel would have stayed out of news and just do his day job.  Unfortunately, it appears that Ohio Treasurer Mandel cannot stay away from the media.

Josh Mandel, the far, far, far right Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in 2012, was soundly defeated by U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, Democrat. Now Mandel, who became the darling of right wingers, just can't stop offering his opinion.

Business First:

Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel and House Speaker William Batchelder spoke out against Gov. John Kasich's proposed severance tax increase on drillers during a meeting of the Ohio Oil and Gas Association, the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

The Republicans join others, including that association's executive vice president, in saying the tax unfairly burdens an industry and scares away investment in a promising economic opportunity in Ohio's Utica shale....

Leave it to Mandel and Batchelder to cry and plead for higher profits for businesses. Neither of these men care about the working men and women of Ohio.

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Albert Einstein said, 

"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."

(source: QuoteWorld)

Someone needs to tell Republican Rep. Paul Ryan that his budget plan to continue to vote again, and again, and again, to repeal the Affordable Care Act, is  insane. In the 112th Congress of the House of Representatives, the Republicans held over 30 votes to repeal the health care legislation. This was a waste of time, and money. Member of the House Republican caucus are not being paid to do the same thing repeatedly. Their jobs are to represent the people and help move this country forward. Unfortunately, Paul Ryan and John Boehner want to move backwards.