Monthly Archives: December 2013

Conservative Ohio Assembly Candidates Need Your Support – Donate to Their Campaigns by Dec. 31 for Your 2013 Tax Credit

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These Conservative Ohio Leaders Deserve Your SupportAs year end approaches, we urge liberty members to take advantage of an Ohio tax credit that allows you to make a contribution of up to $50 (or $100 per couple) to certain political candidates and claim it as a credit on your state income tax.  By doing so, you can provide valuable financial resources to Ohio Assembly members who have been steadfast in their support of conservative issues. These leaders have: Stood strong against […]

Business Lobby Revels in Boehner’s Rebuke of Tea Party

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Capitol Building, Washington DC - corporate welfare centerIt’s always good to know who your friends are, and for the Tea Party, it’s not big business as is evident in Rick Moran’s American Thinker post, “Business lobbyists cheer Boehner smackdown of conservative groups.”  Moran points out that business groups are grateful for Speaker Boehner’s rebuke of the Tea Party and of conservative groups such as Heritage Action and Freedomworks.  Moran’s post quotes David French of the National Retail Federation, “The business community has been uniformly […]

Court to Rule by Year’s End on Kasich’s Use of Controlling Board to Expand Medicaid

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formal2013The Toledo Blade reports that the Ohio Supreme Court is set to decide before the end of the year whether Governor Kasich had the authority to enact Obamacare-directed Medicaid expansion via the Controlling Board. Proponents of Medicaid expansion representing hospitals, religious organizations, business and labor groups have filed numerous briefs in support of expansion.  According to the Toledo Blade, however, the briefs focus on what the proponents perceive as the moral and economic aspects of […]

Obamacare Cancellations by State

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caduceusThe Liberty Foundation of America released a new short report which details Obamacare cancellations by state.  The report was written by Mary McCleary who also works for Opportunity Ohio.  To read the report, click here:  Obamacare Cancellations Create Headache for Businesses and Policy Holders. Based on their research, The Liberty Foundation has calculated that at least 5,680,600 plans have been cancelled so far.  The massive amount of cancellations led to Politifact awarding Lie of Year […]

Obamacare Cancellations by State

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caduceusThe Liberty Foundation of America released a new short report which details Obamacare cancellations by state.  The report was written by Mary McCleary who also works for Opportunity Ohio.  To read the report, click here:  Obamacare Cancellations Create Headache for Businesses and Policy Holders. Based on their research, The Liberty Foundation has calculated that at least 5,680,600 plans have been cancelled so far.  The massive amount of cancellations led to Politifact awarding Lie of Year […]

Strassel Solved the Riddle: Tea Party Targeting Round Two Underway

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imagesSay what you will about the Obama administration, but you’ve got to admit, they know how to play hardball and they are shameless.  Not qualities necessarily to be admired, but effective, nonetheless. Kimberly Strassel’s WSJ piece, “IRS Targeting:  Round Two,”  explains the Obama administration’s latest shenanigans against the tea party.  It turns out the Administration’s feigned outrage over IRS targeting of tea parties may just have been a reaction to Phase One of a two […]

Tea party favorability tops Republican party

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The 3rd Annual "We the People Convention" will be held in Columbus on Saturday, Sept 28We the People Convention 4682 State Route 43 Kent, OH 44240 Contact: Tom Zawistowski, President FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Saturday, December 14, 2013 AKRON, OH – On December 11, 2013 the Gallop organization [released] a poll indicating that TEA Party “Favorability” is currently at 30% with 58% of Republicans saying that they have a favorable opinion of the movement. By contrast, an October 9, 2013 Gallop poll showed that Republican Party “Favorability” was at 28%. Tom […]

Obamacare created a Medicaid time bomb with Kasich as willing enabler

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Time bombIn his piece, “Obamacare created a Medicaid time bomb,” Michael Tanner of the Cato Institute exposes the grim reality underlying Obamacare’s enrollment numbers.  Of the 1.6 million Americans who have enrolled so far, 1.46 million of them actually signed up for Medicaid as a result of Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion or due to individuals who were already eligible, but not enrolled.  Obamacare was suppose to mean affordable health care through a private insurer, not sub par free […]

Obamacare created a Medicaid time bomb with Kasich as willing enabler

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Time bombIn his piece, “Obamacare created a Medicaid time bomb,” Michael Tanner of the Cato Institute exposes the grim reality underlying Obamacare’s enrollment numbers.  Of the 1.6 million Americans who have enrolled so far, 1.46 million of them actually signed up for Medicaid as a result of Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion or due to individuals who were already eligible, but not enrolled.  Obamacare was suppose to mean affordable health care through a private insurer, not sub par free […]

New Book: The Founding Debate

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Matt_MayerYesterday, Matt Mayer, the president of Opportunity Ohio, released his third book The Founding Debate: Where Should the Power Over Our Lives Reside?  It is now available for purchase on Amazon for just $5.39.  The book will make a great Christmas gift for anyone who is interested in the Constitution, US history, or balance of power between the federal government and the states.  All proceeds from book sales will be donated to charity. Here is […]