Monthly Archives: February 2014

Washington County Commissioners Trim Bureaucracy to Save Taxpayer Dollars

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Unknown-1Media Trackers reports on the activities of Washington County Commissioners Ron Feather and David White both of whom were elected to office in 2012 by conservatives.  The two men have been working to put the county’s finances in order after the previous commissioners had allowed the county’s deficit to ballon to almost $1.5 million. As part of their cost-cutting activities, Commissioners Feather and White have decided not to reappoint County Administrator Paul Cunningham as they […]

Sign Petition to Stop Vibrant NEO 2040 Plan

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NO_VibrantNEO2040Through a slew of acronyms, your federal tax dollars are hard at work in northeast Ohio curbing individual rights to create a sustainable tomorrow; however, northeastern Ohio citizens have an acronym of their own and are fighting back.  Here’s the background: In June 2009, the Partnership for Sustainable Communities funded by HUD, DOT and the EPA was formed “to help communities nationwide improve access to affordable housing, increase transportation options, and lower transportation costs while protecting […]

Please come: Rally at Governor Kasich’s State of the State Address

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IMG_9938-1024x682Governor Kasich will give his annual “State of the State” address in Medina, Ohio this Monday.  Members of the Portage County Tea Party have organized a rally outside the event to let the governor know how they feel about his pro big government policies: Implementing Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion Cementing federal control of our schools through Common Core Proposing a fracking tax Instituting a phony income tax cut by raising the sales tax Using taxpayer dollars […]

CBO Findings on ACA Expose Need to Repeal Kasich’s Medicaid Expansion

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imagesBy now most political observers have heard the major finding from the recently released CBO report on Obamacare – the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will reduce the hours worked in the U.S. economy by 1.5-2.0 percent between 2017-24 resulting in a decline in full time workers of 2.5 million by 2024.  The CBO explains why, “In CBO’s view, the ACA’s effects on labor supply will stem mainly from the following provisions, roughly in order of […]

New Jersey Law Threatens Ohio Concealed Carry

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HandgunOhio has joined in a 19 state coalition being led by the Wyoming Attorney General’s office to challenge a provision in New Jersey’s concealed carry law. The provision prevents citizens from obtaining a concealed carry permit unless they can prove a need to carry a firearm. Last year the provision was upheld in a ruling by the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals after New Jersey resident John M. Drake sued the state over the restrictive […]

Documents show more “targeting” of TEA Party by Feds

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Ohio_National_Guard_LogoPRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, February 10, 2014 CONTACT: Tom Zawistowski MEDIA NOTES: PDF Copy of Letter and ONG Documents Attached Akron, OH: We the People Convention President, Tom Zawistowski, sent a letter today to Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan demanding an immediate investigation into what he called “an even more onerous type of targeting” of TEA Party Groups by the Federal Governement. The letter was sent after a story appeared today on the Ohio […]

Sustaining the American Dream

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Thomas Jeffersonby Jack Painter ” – with all these blessings, what more is necessary to make us a happy and a prosperous people? Still one thing more, fellow citizens – a wise and frugal government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of […]

Ohio Take Heed: Common Core Crisis Hits Boiling Point in New York

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images-1The New American reports that things are heating up in New York state.  Parents, teachers and lawmakers are coming together in defense of the children to end what NY State Assemblyman Al Graf refers to as “state-sponsored child abuse.”  To what does Mr. Graf refer?  None other than the Common Core standards. While most Ohio schools are experiencing the first of the Common Core curriculum changes this year, New York students have already had a […]

Kasich Struggles to Define His Relationship with Tea Party

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UnknownIdeastream reports Governor Kasich kicked off his re-election campaign with a speech before the Ohio Newspaper Association.  The Governor covered a multitude of topics and was asked about his relationship with the tea party, a group, it was noted, that has given him trouble in the past over such issues as Medicaid expansion.  Ideastream explained Kasich “told the Ohio Newspaper Association that he and tea party members share many of the same concerns, such as the […]

West Clermont Local Schools to Receive Tea Party Stewardship

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westclermontNortheast Suburban Life, a community newspaper of the Cincinnati Enquirer, ran a guest column titled, “Tea party activists want to control local school boards,” but after closer scrutiny a more apt title would be, “Organizing for America activist opposed to tea party membership on school boards.” Richard Schwab, former administrator at Cincinnati Country Day School and founder of Glendale Organizing for America, writes that while tea party candidates were not successful in their bids for […]