Friday, December 06, 2013

On the Agenda

• The world mourns the loss of Nelson Mandela. As President Obama said, "....we have lost one of the most influential, courageous, and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this Earth. He no longer belongs to us -- he belongs to the ages....." (USA Today)

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* Ohioans are wondering why the Republicans are working so hard to eliminate voting opportunities in the state. Republican in the Ohio General Assembly have passed voting "reform" legislation that would cut the number of days for voting, throw more people off the voting rolls, and create other restrictions to casting a vote.  Gov. John Kasich is expected to be presented the voting "reform" legislation for his signature, according to the Record-Courier. The Republicans and their anti-women, anti-workers' rights, anti-minorities, anti-public education, anti-young people, and anti-middle class agenda can't win elections without tampering with the vote.

(Note: Anytime the Republicans use the word "reform," it means that they intend to hurt your rights, and your access to a right guaranteed in our country. The GOP education "reform" legislation, for example, gave more money to charter schools while it cut funding to traditional public schools and state universities. The public should be cautious of any bill that the GOP calls a "reform" bill.)


>>> People want to know why Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner refuses to bring forth legislation on immigration. Is he afraid of angering his far right tea party Republicans? Why is Boehner more concerned with his party than with the lives of millions of people?


Here is a piece of advice---  If you think Social Security should be eliminated, you need to vote for Republicans, because that is their goal.  If you want your parents and grandparents living in your basement, Paul Ryan, Rand Paul, and the rest of the GOP have plans to make that come true with their plan to cut Social Security, Medicaid, education, science research, and the EPA.