Thursday, June 03, 2010

Are you adding them up?

Republican congressional candidate Steve Stivers, a former bank lobbyist, want to repeal a total of 2 Amendments and one law. Stivers says that the 16th and 17th Amendment to the Constitution should be repealed, as well as the health care reform law.

It is incredible that Stivers is so dissatisfied with the Constitution. Are there other amendments and laws that he'd like to repeal?

**** Rob Portman, Republican candidate for the Senate, has been getting big bucks from big business. If you look over the FEC list of the contributions he has received, you'll notice that big business really likes him, including PACs representing:
BP, Halliburton, American Express, BankPAC, Ameriprise, Areva, AT&T, AXA Equitable, Blue Cross Blue Shield PAC, Caterpillar, Chamber of Commerce of the U.S., Cigna, Citigroup, Council of Insurance Agents and Brokers, Dow Chemical, Duke Energy, Edward Jones,
Exxon Mobil, Farmers Group, Fifth Third Bank, Financial Services Roundtable, Flour Corp., General Mills, Glaxosmithkline, Grange Mutual, Guardian Life, HCR Manor Care, Honeywell, Humana, Huntington Bank, International Franchise Assoc., International Paper, Johnson & Johnson, Koch Industries, Kraft Foods, Marathon Oil, Mass. Mutual, McKesson Corp., Metlife, National Roofing Contractors, Nationwide, NY Life Insurance, Northwestern Mutual Life, Owens Corning, Procter & Gamble, Rolls-Royce North America, SAIC Inc. SARAH PAC, SUNOCO, Textron, Timken, Travelers Companies, U.S. Bancorp, United Health, U.S. Steel, Valero Energy, Verizon, VSS&P, Wal-Mart, Wellpoint, Wholesaler-Distributor PAC of the National Assoc. of Wholesale-Distributors, etc., etc.

This does not represent all the PACs that have contributed, but you get the picture. Portman will take care of the millionaires instead of regular people. Portman should have a bumper sticker that says,
Rob Portman: Making the Rich Richer, and the Poor Poorer!