Thursday, September 08, 2011


With the President proposing legislation to create jobs, we need to take names and contact any elected member of the U.S. House and Senate that refuses to vote for the new jobs package.  Constituents need to hit the telephone and the email to register our views with our representatives.  We cannot continue to give tax breaks to corporations and wealthy individuals in hopes that they'll do something to start hiring.  These corporations and fat cat millionaires/billionaires have already had their tax breaks and nothing has happened in the area of job growth.  The corporate leaders and wealthy people have already demonstrated that they would rather sit on their money, buy another house or yacht,  instead of getting Americans back to work.  Any further further tax breaks for them should be met with, "been there, done that, and it didn't work."


 < This is a picture of Gov. John Kasich (from  (I'm sorry to startle you with the picture.)  According to various newspaper accounts, Kasich is getting very desperate in his efforts to completely destroy the hardworking Middle Class of Ohio.  His bill (SB 5) to end collective bargaining for police officers, firefighters, teachers, nurses, and state workers, would only crush the protections that these dedicated, essential community leaders have today. 

With his back to the wall, Kasich is making all kinds of claims of what would happen if his plan to crush workers' rights doesn't happen the way he wants.  Plunderbund has all the dastardly details.

In the back of my mind, I continue to believe that these purposeful restrictions by Kasich and his GOP supporters has something to do with some deep seeded dislike of working people.  When Kasich has attacked the teaching profession, I always wonder if he is somehow trying to stop the political power of those who make up the teaching field.  A huge majority of those who are teachers in the state are women.  Is Kasich worried about women having power?  Is he making a statement that teachers (mostly women) don't deserve to have a say in the conditions of where and how they work? We've seen Kasich's obvious anti-diversity picks within his own administration.  Are his vicious attacks on teachers born out of his efforts to control the political power of women (especially since a large majority of women in the state do not approve of the job he is doing)?

Vote NO on Issue 2.