Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Job Growth in Ohio

Gov. John Kasich doesn't want you to know certain facts about job growth in Ohio.

A graph posted at the website for Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland displays how things have changed since the recession.

Ohio's employment is represented by the small, pathetic, yellow bar. As you can see, it isn't even keeping up with the U.S. growth rate.

>>> Republican Rep. Trent Franks and the House Republicans are still concern about what happens in a woman's uterus.

...The Washington Post brings us today's pull-quote from the House, where an Arizona Republican waded into the never-calm waters:
Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.), whose measure banning abortions after 20 weeks was being considered Wednesday in the House Judiciary Committee, argued against a Democratic amendment to make exceptions for rape and incest by suggesting that pregnancy from rape is rare. "The incidence of rape resulting in pregnancy are very low," Franks said.
Franks continued: "But when you make that exception, there’s usually a requirement to report the rape within 48 hours. And in this case that’s impossible because this is in the sixth month of gestation. And that’s what completely negates and vitiates the purpose of such an amendment."
It didn't take long for Democrats to hear echoes of Todd "legitimate rape" Akin in those comments. "I just find it astonishing to hear a phrase repeated that the incidence of pregnancy from rape is low," Rep. Zoe Lofgren, a California Democrat, quickly countered at the hearing. "There’s no scientific basis for that. And the idea that the Republican men on this committee can tell the women of America that they have to carry to term the product of a rape is outrageous."

Even RollCall had a piece about Trent Franks and his stupid remark.

The Republicans, especially the GOP men, should stop worrying about women's reproductive organs and get to work on creating jobs. Where are the damn jobs, Republicans?