Cincinnati East Tea Party January – March 2014 Community Group Meetings

Thursdays, January 9, 16 & 23, 7:30pm@Clark Montessori School

Precinct Executive Elections

The Cincinnati East Tea Party is participating in a major county-wide effort to elect as many Hamilton County Republican Party Precinct Executives as possible. Our focus is on Wards 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5. The importance of this is highlighted by the fact that precinct executives:

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

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 […] Continue reading

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Business Lobby Revels in Boehner’s Rebuke of Tea Party

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 […]

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

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 […]

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Obamacare Cancellations by State

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 […]

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Strassel Solved the Riddle: Tea Party Targeting Round Two Underway

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 […]

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Tea party favorability tops Republican party

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 […]

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Obamacare created a Medicaid time bomb with Kasich as willing enabler

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 […]

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New Book: The Founding Debate

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 […]

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Air Traffic Data Reflects Poorly on Ohio’s Economy

airplane_propellerfrontToday Opportunity Ohio released “Airport Data Indicates Ohio’s Economy Won’t be Flying Anytime Soon” – a short report detailing the plight of passenger air traffic in the state.  Here are some quick facts directly from the report: Though Ohio is the seventh largest state in terms of population, Ohio only ranked 21st among the states for air travel in 2012. Ohio had over 926,000 fewer passengers in 2012 than it did in 2000, a drop […]

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State wisely abandons stand-off with Ohio Amish family over forced health care

pen729FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 6, 2013 MEDIA CONTACT Maurice A . Thompson Victory for Parental Rights: State Agrees to End Stand-Off with Amish Family over Forced Health Care Official who had sought to take family’s daughter from home and force chemotherapy on her, despite parent’s earnest objections and Health Care Freedom Amendment, resigns as guardian Family will continue to pursue alternative treatment Columbus, OH - The 1851 Center for Constitutional Law today accepted the Resignation as […] Continue reading

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Stop Cincinnati’s Streetcar to Detroit and the Theft of the City’s Parking Assets NOW!

by Nick Noel

The people who have been running this city for the last few years, Mayor Mallory, Council Majority Members Qualls, Sittenfeld, Young, Thomas, Quinlivan, Simpson, and Seelbach, have been no better than a gang of thieves. Together, they’ve taken a lot of money belonging to the citizens of Cincinnati that should have been used for public safety, paving roads, maintaining other infrastructure, making payments into the pension fund, and other legitimate functions of city government.

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Massachusetts Latest State to Get Cold Feet Over Common Core

images-1Another state has had second thoughts about Common Core and this particular state is a key one.  Brittany Corona in a Heritage Foundation blogpost writes that the Massachusetts State Board of Education has voted to delay the implementation of Common Core for two years. Why is Massachusetts so key?  Massachusetts has been a leader in education for the past 20 years due to state reforms that were implemented in the early 1990’s.  The reforms entailed […]

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U.S. House Republicans Talk of Medicaid Expansion Funding Reductions

Pop Medicaid ExpansionIn the fight to stop Medicaid expansion, the OLC told lawmakers that Ohio cannot count on the federal government’s promise to fully fund Medicaid expansion for three years.  Governor Kasich and the legislators responsible for the Controlling Board decision to expand Medicaid ignored this wise advice at the state’s peril.  It is easy to ignore reasonable warnings when someone else’s money is on the line. Turns out U.S. House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan […] Continue reading

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There’s No Place Like a Health Exchange for the Holidays

images-1As if the federal government forcing citizens to buy health care is not insulting enough, we now must watch the President politicize the Christmas holiday in order to turn around his failed launch of Obamacare. The Obama administration is urging citizens to talk to their family members during holiday get-togethers about obtaining health insurance on the Obamacare exchanges. An Organizing for Action website post states, “This holiday season, millions of Americans have a chance to […]

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