Sunday, November 06, 2005

Recipe for Continued Corruption in Ohio

If you watch any TV lately, you'll notice the political ads are being played one after another. How do you figure out the truth? It is fairly simple:

1 cup of Bob Taft
1 cup of the Ohio GOP (elected officials who create their own districts and control the state's agenda)
1 cup of GOP contributors who get state contracts
1/2 cup of GOP special interests
2 cups of Tom "coingate" Noe
1/4 cup of lies

Mix together with no votes on 2, 3, 4, & 5. Bake on election day. Your finished product: More of the same
corruption, no job growth, pay to play contracts, more indicted GOP officials, more cuts for programs for children and the elderly, and no work on school funding.

In other words, if you want to stop business as usual in Ohio, VOTE FOR 2, 3, 4, & 5. If you want elected officials who will need to campaign, talk about real issues that matter to Ohioans, VOTE FOR ISSUES 2, 3, 4, & 5.
Even though Rep. Bob Ney's office originally denied it, he was subpoenaed regarding the indictment of Jack Abramoff. Check here.

There has been lots of talk about the political climate here in Ohio. Yesterday at The Ohio State University Buckeye football game, there was a sustained standing ovation for the Lima Company who were in attendance at the game. People in Ohio are very upset and troubled by the war in Iraq and the rising death toll. Ohioans realize that our elected officials who've we sent to Washington, DC are voting for bills that promote this president's agenda and the continued war. Bush and Cheney brought us to war and the Legislative Branch, which is controlled by the Republicans, has become a rubber stamp for the White House agenda. There is no advise and consent. It is time Ohioans elected people who will really represent us.