Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Bravo, Rep. Keith Ellison! Bravo!

Rep. Keith Ellison spoke the truth recently to Faux News mouth piece, Sean Hannity.


Sean Hannity got an earful from Democratic congressman Keith Ellison on his Tuesday show. Ellison exploded at the Fox News host, calling him "the worst excuse for a journalist I've ever seen."

What made Ellison so angry was a short series of clips of President Obama that Hannity ran just before bringing him on. The clips, which showed Obama talking about the looming budget sequester, were scored to the famously apocalyptic "Carmina Burana." Hannity said Obama was guilty of fearmongering when he talked about the potential effects of the cuts the sequester would impose....

....Things did not get friendlier from there. Ellison also called Hannity a "shill for the Republican party," an "immoral" man, and said he was violating "every journalistic ethic" in the book. Eventually, Hannity cut the interview short, saying it was a "waste of time" to continue.

If you want to see the video, visit this HuffPost link. Sean Hannity and the entire Faux News group are nothing more than an extension of the Republican Party's propaganda machine.

>>>> Here some interesting news from Business First:

Ohio’s most influential group of attorneys is ready to fight Gov. John Kasich’s plan to extend the state sales tax to legal services.

The Ohio State Bar Association’s Board of Governors decided Tuesday to oppose the proposal and states its case to the General Assembly, which is considering Kasich’s two-year budget blueprint.

As we’ve reported, the governor wants to lower the state sales tax to 5 percent from 5.5 percent but extend the tax to dozens of professional and consumer services that are exempt from paying it.....

Yep! Gov. John Kasich, AKA Taxin' John, wants to tax real estate transactions, accountant services, day care bills, and pretty much everything else. Ohioans should get ready to be inundated with sales taxes on everything if his plan passes.

**** There is more evidence that Kasich has also cut money to local governments.

A new Policy Matters Ohio report found local government funding has been reduced by $1.4 billion since Gov. John Kasich took office, leading to a nearly 50-percent reduction in state funding.

The report found local government funding dropped from nearly $3 billion in the 2010 and 2011 fiscal years — the years budgeted by former Gov. Ted Strickland — to about $2.2 billion in the 2012 and 2013 fiscal years — the first two years budgeted by Kasich. The governor’s most recent budget proposal would ensure the continuation of the downward slide, with local government funding dropping down to slightly more than $1.5 billion in the 2014 and 2015 fiscal years, according to the report....

John Kasich could not win with SB5/Issue 2, but he is still weakening our local services, and causing the layoffs of our first responders.