Thursday, December 13, 2012

What do you think?

Which U.S. Senator has some polling problems? Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky!


According to Public Policy Polling’s latest Kentucky survey, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is now the least popular senator in America.

The poll finds that only 37 percent of Kentucky voters approve of McConnell, while 55 percent disapprove. His negative 18 percent net approval puts him below outgoing Nebraska senator Ben Nelson, who had been the Senate’s least popular member.

Perhaps due to his extremely public role as the face of congressional dysfunction, both Democrats and independents strongly disapprove of McConnell — 23 percent of Democrats approve of him, with 73 percent disapproving, and just 33 percent of independents approve, compared to 58 percent who disapprove....

PPP then explains that he could easily get re-elected. OMG! Sen. McConnell is the main person stopping legislation. He even filibustered his own bill!  What are McConnell's accomplishments? Has he improved your life and those of your children? No.

••••• Gov. John Kasich said he wouldn't lease the Ohio Turnpike, but perhaps there were no interested parties following the massive money bomb Kasich gave to KPMG for a "study" on a possible lease. Those of us that live in Ohio are worried about the cockamamie deal that Gov. John Kasich has hatched concerning the Ohio Turnpike. 


The Ohio Turnpike Commission would issue as much as $1.5 billion in new debt backed by toll revenue to help pay for state road and bridge projects under a proposal Governor John Kasich will announce today. 

The plan, which requires legislative approval, calls for the Turnpike Commission to issue about $1 billion in bonds as soon as next year, and about an additional $500 million in the coming years, according to an administration official, who asked not to be named ahead of Kasich’s announcement. The proceeds would be used to increase available funding for highway projects in northern Ohio and elsewhere in the state, as well as refurbish the turnpike, the official said.....

Ohioans have to ask ourselves the following questions:

1.  Why does Kasich want to get the state in further debt?
2.  Does this involve a plan to get rid of the unionized Turnpike employees?
3.  Is this "plan" related to similar plans Kasich allegedly "offered" to retirement funds when he was a Vice President at Lehman Brothers?
4.  Which of Kasich's cronies will benefit from this?
5.  How will farmers, small and large Ohio manufacturers, and citizens suffer with higher tolls?
6.  When Kasich runs for re-election, he will claim he reduced taxes. Will he admit that he is hitting us with increased fees, toll, and other charges?

It is time to stand in opposition to this stupid idea.  It is also time to look for a solid Democratic opponent to run against Kasich.