EPA Regulations Wreak Havoc on Ohio Coal, Electric Companies
The Utility Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) rules imposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are taking a toll on Ohio’s coal industry and are expected to increase citizens’ electricity costs. Utility MACT, a series of bureaucratic regulations created under the Clean Air Act with the support of President Obama and U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), has already caused coal-fired plant closures and layoffs.
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Ohio’s “Recovery” Due to Shrinking Labor Force
Ohio’s unemployment rate paints a misleading picture of the state’s economy, an Opportunity Ohio report and separate Media Trackers analysis reveal. The unemployment rate reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) dropped from 10.6 percent in July 2009 to 7.2 percent in August 2012, but the change resulted from a shrinking labor force as opposed to strong job growth.
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Voter Fraud Scheme Caught on Film: “Faking a utility bill would be easy enough”
Project Veritas filmed Patrick Moran, son of Congressman Jim Moran (D-VA), helping devise a plan to commit voter fraud using a list of inactive voters’ names and addresses. Moran was a full-time employee of his father’s campaign at the time, and portions of the conversation were filmed at campaign headquarters.
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NEA Spins Anti-Fraud Billboards into Progressive Rallying Cry
The National Education Association (NEA) and an army of other left-wing groups are working desperately to spin billboards meant to deter voter fraud into a get-out-the-vote drive in Ohio and Wisconsin. NEA and its state affiliates have joined a “voter suppression” rallying cry over billboards which simply read “VOTER FRAUD IS A FELONY!” and listed the maximum penalty for committing voter fraud.
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Newspapers Enable PolitiFact Ohio’s Liberal Bias
PolitiFact Ohio – the “fact checking” wing of the Cleveland Plain Dealer – faces proof of staffers’ liberal bias after two years of being cited as an authority by all six of Ohio’s major newspapers. Although a recent Media Trackers report debunked the outlet’s claim to objectivity, most of the state’s biggest dailies continue to treat PolitiFact Ohio as an objective source. On August 16, | Read More »
Worried About Debt? Play Soak The Rich!
SoakTheRich.us started as a series of pie charts and turned into something much bigger. Here’s why! Promising the moon and hoping no one will ask, “hey, what’s a moon cost these days, anyway?” turns out to be the one business model Progressives endorse. If you’re an Obama bundler, a union boss, or Ezra Klein, it’s great news — you can get rich selling snake oil, riding | Read More »
Sherrod Brown Compares GOP Governors to Hitler, Stalin
Promoted from diaries. Last year while governors across the Midwest worked to reform broken public union laws, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) slandered them in a speech that could have easily been written by one of the millionaire “leaders” at SEIU, NEA, or AFSCME. During one of his stemwinders about the wondrous things unions do, Sherrod dropped a reductio ad Hitlerum on Governor Kasich (OH), Governor | Read More »
Yes on Ohio Issue 2 for Teachers, No for Unions (Part 3)
When they aren’t taking $54 from every member for an anti-reform smear campaign, Ohio Education Association (OEA) bosses pass the time by fighting with their employees. Is it weird that Ohio’s largest government union hawks expensive “solidarity” to teachers, while its managers can’t event get along with its staff? “Bad Faith + Bad Management = Consequences” …not if union bosses have anything to say about | Read More »
Pre-Kasich Ohio Deficit Forecasts: The $2000 Club
In the union universe where We Are Ohio represents mainstream voters, there are two types of people: those who support limitless power for government union bosses, and evil fat-cats eager to throw Ohio schoolchildren off a cliff. Advocates of smaller government are shunned as racist yokels while the useless hipsters of Occupy Wall Street are heroes for standing up to the man. Governor Kasich, elected | Read More »
The Cost of Voting No on Ohio Issue 2
Opponents of the reforms in Issue 2 blame busted local budgets on the way Governor Kasich handled the $8 billion deficit Ted Strickland left behind. In effect, government union bosses who thrive on a broken status quo insist the problem is too little spending. Like all leftists who decry spending cuts, union bosses want to raise our taxes. For proof, consider Ohio school districts’ five-year | Read More »
We Are Ohio’s ‘Facts’
Promoted by Jeff We Are Ohio insists Issue 2 – in addition to being unnecessary – is “unsafe, unfair, and hurts us all.” I’ve thoroughly covered the hypocrisy of a D.C. union front pretending to have Ohioans’ interests at heart… is there anything trustworthy about the group’s talking points? Unlike their other arguments, We Are Ohio’s complaint that Senate Bill 5 is unnecessary cites academic | Read More »
Union Bosses Don’t Answer to You
Promoted from diaries. Class warfare is the only song We Are Ohio knows. So, for another four weeks they’ll keep playing the same tune, hoping Ohio voters don’t realize the outrageous truth. Every year, Ohio’s government unions pay themselves handsomely with millions of dollars taken from public workers. It’s a decent gig, considering that taxpayers (and even union members) suffer as a result of unsustainable | Read More »