Ohio Supreme Court Agrees to Request for Expedited Schedule for Medicaid Expansion Case

235px-Ohio_Supreme_CourtThe Columbus Dispatch reports the Ohio Supreme Court has sped-up the lawsuit challenging the Controlling Board’s expansion of Medicaid.  The ruling came after the suit’s plaintiff’s, Maurice Thompson of the 1851 Center for Constitutional Law, six Republican Ohio House Representatives*, and the Cleveland and Cincinnati chapters of Ohio Right to Life, requested an expedited briefing schedule given that the Obamacare-directed Medicaid expansion is set to go into effect January 1st. The Controlling Board acted at […] Continue reading

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How to Elect Better Candidates

LogoDo you know the secret to getting more principled politicians elected? Take this survey and share it with friends. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BetterCandidates Most people have never heard of party “central committee.” Central committee, with its capacity to endorse candidates in the name of the party, is a tool many establishment politicians use to secure their grip on power in the political parties. The good news? The gate is wide open for the people to take party central […] Continue reading

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Concerned Citizens’ Groups Endorse Candidates for Cincinnati City Council, Mayor

Chamber scorecard illustrationIf you live in the city, you have an important job to do next Tuesday:  It’s time to vote for City Council and mayor, this time for four years.  If you haven’t already decided, here is the Cincinnati Enquirer’s handy guide as a place to start.

The Cincinnati East Tea Party does not endorse candidates.  However, other area groups of concerned citizens do; in case it would be helpful as you do your own reading and make up your own mind, information on a few of them is below.

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Ohio Families Losing Ground as Incomes Fall

Cut SpendingToday, Opportunity Ohio released a short report on recently released household income data for the 50 states.  Ohio Families Losing Ground as Incomes Fall by Mary McCleary details Ohio’s plight over the last decade as the state has continued to drop in household income rankings.  From 2011 to 2012, Ohio’s inflation adjusted median household income fell over $1,200.  Currently, Ohio ranks 10th worst among the states with a median household income of $44,375, which is […] Continue reading

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Video: Arguments on Both Sides of 2013 Cincinnati Issue 4

counterdemoIt’s an off year as far as national politics are concerned, but don’t forget that if you live in the city of Cincinnati, there’s an important election next month:  We’ll be voting on City Council candidates, the next mayor, and a ballot initiative that could affect the area’s fortunes for decades to come: Issue 4, a city charter amendment to reform the pension system for Cincinnati government employees.

A recent event brought a two-member panel of experts to Cincinnati to discuss the current system and the proposed reform.  The Cincinnati Free Beacon has the video, as well as video of Issue 4’s animated opponents, who protested on the street corner outside the event.  Excerpt:

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Poll Results: House Holds Purse Strings

Ted CruzWe asked, “Do you support Senator Ted Cruz’s plan to defund Obamacare?”  We got about 50 responses.  Here are the results from those who chose to respond:

94% Yes. It’s our last best chance to stop this train wreck.

2% No. The government will shut down, Republicans will get the blame, and it still won’t stop Obamacare.

4% No, I support Obamacare!

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On Halloween “Treat” Your Neighbors To Common Core Info

Halloween-Hand-Out-Ohio-2**This week – Help spread the word!  It’s not often that those you are trying to reach come knocking at your door, but that’s exactly what will happen on Halloween. Let’s make the most of this opportunity to reach our fellow parents and neighbors! The handouts are ready to print and use. Cut this 1/4 […] Continue reading

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Workplace Freedom Volunteers Needed on Election Day, November 5th

Close-up of a crane grabA message from Bruce Hull, State Petition Coordinator, Ohioans for Workplace Freedom: Ohioans for Workplace Freedom is asking for individuals and groups to participate in our “One Day for Ohio” campaign where we have set a goal of collecting 100,000 signatures on Election Day, November 5th across Ohio’s 88 counties. It will only take 12-15 petitioners per county at various polling locations to achieve this goal. Workplace Freedom is now on the move and we […]

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Obamacare causing Medicaid enrollment jumps and a threat to health insurance system?

Stock Trader Looking At Multiple MonitorsCBS news is reporting today that more are enrolling on Medicaid in state based exchanges than are buying private insurance. According to the national Medicaid Director, Mark Salo, “We’re seeing a huge spike in terms of Medicaid enrollments.” In Washington, out of 35,000 enrolled, 87% are in Medicaid. In Kentucky, out of 26,000 enrolled, 82% are in Medicaid. In New York, out of 37,000 enrolled, 64% are in Medicaid. Per Gail Wilensky, a former director […]

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How to Defeat the RINOs

Rhinoceros On White BackgroundDo you know the secret to getting more principled representatives on the ballot? Take survey! Click here for survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/getridoftherinos If you find what you learn in this survey eye-opening, please share it with a friend! The more people that get involved, the better. It only takes a few thousand liberty-minded citizens acting on this information to make a major impact in restoring principled leadership to Ohio.  If we can fix our state, it will […] Continue reading

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Local Ohio Republican Leader Abandons Kasich Over His Executive Power Grab for Medicaid Expansion

ObamaKasichWith permission from the author, Robert Bodi, President of the Westlake Republicans club, we are posting this email exchange between he and Nicole Kostura, Northeast Ohio Regional Liaison for Governor John Kasich. In his letter, Mr. Bodi, who once “had high hopes for the Kasich administration” and was a “very vocal supporter of [Kasich's] reelection” expresses his extreme discontent with Governor Kasich’s recent “outrageous power grab” to bypass the legislature and expand Medicaid via the Controlling Board.  Mr. Bodi boldly […]

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Lawsuit: Controlling Board’s “administrative” ACA Medicaid Expansion Unlawful

Maurice_ThompsonOn Tuesday, Maurice Thompson of the Ohio 1851 Center for Constitutional Law filed a lawsuit for a “writ of mandamus and prohibition” related to the legal legitimacy of the Ohio Controlling Board using administrative means to achieve Obamacare Medicaid expansion in Ohio. From the complaint, “Despite political sharp political overtones associated with expansion of Medicaid spending and eligibility in Ohio, this case is not about whether the controversial and highly-contested expansion is wise public policy. […] Continue reading

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Want Rid of the RINOs? It’s the Primary, Stupid

Primary electionMany people are justifiably upset about unprincipled representatives today at all levels of government. In spite of the fact that “RINOs” have been a persistent problem for years, I am still amazed to hear experienced commentators talking about how they have “had enough”, are going “stand and fight”, “start a third party”, “run independent candidates”, or “throw the bums out in November.” The bottom line is that due to incumbents from both parties protecting themselves […] Continue reading

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Batchelder and Faber Hand Kasich Hollow Victory, Ohio Loses

UnknownGongwer reports that the Ohio Controlling Board has approved Governor Kasich’s multi-billion dollar request to appropriate funds to expand Medicaid in Ohio. The Board approved the request with a 5-2 vote, Senator Chris Widener and Representative Ross McGregor voting with the two democrats on the panel and the Kasich appointee who serves as the Board’s President. Representatives Amstutz and Rosenberger were removed from the Board by Speaker Batchelder earlier in the day in order, perhaps, […] Continue reading

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Calls Needed: Will Batchelder Swap Conservative Legacy for Obamacare Vote?

Bill Batchelder 2Breaking News: On Monday, October 21st, the Ohio Controlling Board is scheduled to vote on Governor John Kasich’s recommendation to implement Obamacare Medicaid expansion in our state “without legislative approval.” The Cincinnati Enquirer is now reporting that, Ohio House Speaker Bill Batchelder (R), “…is expected to replace the two House members on the (Ohio Controlling Board) with substitutes. One of the replacements is expected to be a “yes” vote and one a “no” vote.” (Full […]

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This Is What Chairman Stebelton and Team Are Afraid Of – WATCH NOW

“The purpose of these standards is that children K-12 be college and career ready. That is it. Nothing more. How shallow. How dehumanizing for our children. How pernicious to our Republic.” Five minutes. That’s all it takes for Dr. Bonnie Fisher – English and Latin teacher, university supervisor, MAT in classical studies and PhD secondary […]

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Ohio Poll: Ohioans in Key Senate Districts Oppose Medicaid Expansion

Pop Medicaid Expansion“Ohioans in Senate Districts 10 & 12 Oppose Medicaid Expansion Via Kasich Executive Order & Controlling Board Vote ” DUBLIN – Two surveys of Ohioans in Senate District 10 and Senate District 12, totaling 879 active Ohio voters, released today by Opportunity Ohio and The Liberty Foundation reveals major concerns about Governor John Kasich’s use of an Executive Order and the Ohio Controlling Board to expand Medicaid. The surveys were conducted on October 16-17 by Magellan Strategies and have margins of […]

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One Man Stands between Ohio and Obamacare Medicaid Expansion – That Man Is Keith Faber

Kieth_FaberIn an article posted yesterday, we cover the inside story of the Ohio Controlling Board and how it is being used by Governor John Kasich to ram through Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion and bypass the will of the people and the state legislature. Read the full post at this link. In the post, we suggest people call several legislators to stop Governor Kasich’s to push to implement this critical element of Obama’s healthcare agenda for our […]

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Strickland agrees with Kasich on bypassing legislature for Obamacare Medicaid expansion

Ted_StricklandThe hits just keep coming. Today the Hannah Report quoted former Ohio Democrat Governor Ted Strickland agreeing with Governor Kasich on bypassing the legislature to force through Obamacare Medicaid expansion. From the article, Governor Strickland said, “I disagree with Gov. Kasich on many, many things, but I have applauded him on his efforts to expand Medicaid. It’s the right thing to do. Kudos to the governor for doing that. It’s the right course of action, […] Continue reading

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Workplace Freedom – One Day for Ohio

workerIn 2012, both Indiana and Michigan passed workplace freedom or “right-to-work” laws. A workplace freedom law gives individual workers the freedom to decide whether or not they want to join a union. It does NOT eliminate collective bargaining or take away the right of workers to form a union. Ohio needs jobs and our political class – led by Republican Governor John Kasich – has proven either unable or unwilling to fix the problem. Consider, […] Continue reading

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