Hump Day Report: What Happens In Ohio…
ALOHA, ALL!! There’s a big issue on Ohio’s ballot next Tuesday. Voters will decide if they want to keep Governor John Kasich’s sweeping reforms on big labor or if they want to continue to be shackled by unions. And the unions have spent millions to defeat Senate Bill 5 by using emotional pleas from EMTs, firefighters, cops and grandmas. Yep. One commercial (paid for by We Are Ohio – a union front group) has a tearful grandma wondering if her little granddaughter would be saved from a fire if SB 5 stands. Proponents of SB 5 shot back, using grandma’s words in an ad of their own. Of course, that ad was called “illegal” by the union supporters. Funny thing – they don’t like it when their own Alinsky tactics are used against them:
Some facts are in order:
- SB 5 does NOT repeal collective bargaining by state workers. They can still bargain for wages and hours, but some of the terms and conditions of their employment will be more strictly defined. In other words, expensive perks and fringe benefits – payed for by taxpayers – will be more delineated.
- SB 5 does NOT cut salaries and benefits for state workers. It merely asks them to pay a modest share towards their healthcare costs (15%) and pension plans (10%.)
- SB 5 does NOT cut teacher pay. It simply puts into place a merit-based system for pay raises instead of automatically giving raises based on longevity. In fact, President Obama included performance as a basis for teacher salary increases in his 2009 education policy.
- “We Are Ohio” is a union-organized group that is using Ohioans’ own tax dollars for their multi-million dollar ad campaign against SB 5.
- SB 5 won’t cause little girls to die in fires.
The union-backed emotional campaign against SB 5 is working. 57% of Ohio voters support repealing it. But if SB 5 is repealed, odds are there WILL be layoffs of workers, like EMTs and firemen, because the state is going broke paying for their pensions & perks. That means fewer firefighters to save little girls. So if you have friends or relatives in Ohio, tell them to vote “yes” on Issue 2….to keep SB 5. Because what happens in Ohio – good or bad – is a bellwether for the rest of the country.
The BRILLIANT mind of Ann Coulter – love her! Why Our Blacks Are Better Than Their Blacks – HUMAN EVENTS “By spending the last three decades leveling accusations of “racism” every 10 seconds, liberals have made it virtually impossible for Americans to recognize real racism — for example, the racism constantly spewed at black conservatives.”
It really does pay to be an FOB (Friend of Barry.) Obama’s ‘great friend’ and ‘ally’ gets a golden parachute – Common American Journal “Former New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine is out of a job now that the Wall Street firm he headed, MF Global, has gone bankrupt, but don’t worry. He’ll be just fine…he’s expected to receive a $12.1 million severance package — the kind of things that critics of Wall Street excess, like Obama, often call “golden parachutes.”
How about some good news? House Votes to Reaffirm ‘In God We Trust’ as National Motto – HUMAN EVENTS “Rep. J. Randy Forbes (R.-Va.), chairman of the Congressional Prayer Caucus and sponsor of the measure, said the resolution serves to clear up confusion over a speech President Obama gave last year in Jakarta, Indonesia, in which he stated that the motto was instead “E Pluribus Unum,” Latin for “Out of many, one.”
No. More. Cuts. Speaker of the House Boehner Says No More Defense Cuts “The U.S. military has already contributed more to debt and deficit reduction than any other federal agency. Speaker of the House John Boehner (R–OH), recently sent a clear message to the congressional “super committee” charged with producing additional debt reduction plans: The defense budget has already coughed up enough.”
But watch out for those grandmas in wheelchairs! Officials From Terror-Sponsoring State ‘Exempted From Enhanced Screening’ by TSA “…Sudan, upset that its citizens traveling to the United States would be subjected to increased scrutiny–as were those from 13 other countries–threatened to subject U.S. passengers traveling to Sudan to the same stepped-up body pat-downs, bag checks and other security measures.” Which begs the question: how many Americans go to Sudan????? And another thought: if you go to Sudan, I would think airport screening would be the least of your concerns.
Hey Barry – here’s the answer to your question: Why we can’t do big things anymore | The Daily Caller “The Keystone XL pipeline would create thousands of new construction and manufacturing jobs in the middle of the country, significantly reduce our dependence on Middle Eastern oil and generate billions of dollars in new tax revenue. Environmental analyses show that it will be the safest pipeline ever constructed, a significant accomplishment in a country with over 160,000 miles of pipelines transporting oil products. Yet Keystone XL has remained stalled for three years, with federal bureaucrats constantly thinking twice and requiring new and redundant analyses that always generate the same conclusions.”
Breaking News!!!! There is finally conclusive evidence that Osama bin Laden and Muammar Gaddafi are dead. Yesterday, they both registered to vote in Chicago. (Thanks to Susie for this important newsflash.)
Final Thought: “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” Adolf Hitler
GOD BLESS AMERICA – PASS THIS ON – REMEMBER IN 2012!!