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Senate Republicans blocked a bill that would end tax breaks for companies that send jobs overseas.

Senate Republicans block bill to end tax breaks for outsourcing

Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/senate/213780-republicans-block-bi...
On Wednesday, the Senate voted 54-42 to end debate on S. 2569, the Bring Jobs Home Act — 60 votes were needed to advance the measure.

Sens. John Walsh (D-Mont.) and Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) introduced the bill, which would give companies incentives to bring jobs back to the United States, including a tax write-off for the relocating costs and an additional 20 percent credit.

McCarthyism 2012?

The New National Defense Authorization Act Is Ridiculously Scary
Story & comments: http://www.thomhartmann.com/forum/2011/11/new-national-defense-authoriza...
David Seaman
Business Insider
Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Millions Of Union Dollars Fail To Buy Wisconsin Senate

From New York Times-
Two Republican state senators lost their seats in recall elections around Wisconsin on Tuesday, but Republicans maintained their control of the State Senate, ultimately handing a defeat to union groups and Democrats who had spent months and millions of dollars trying to wrestle away at least some of the state’s political power.

Wenzel Strategies Poll: Majority Favors Repeal of Ohio Senate Bill 5

I don't normally post these here, but I thought it was interesting...
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APRIL 12, 2011 - If the repeal of Ohio's Senate Bill 5 were on the ballot today, the repeal would be successful by a double-digit margin, largely on the strength of independent voters, 54% of whom favor repeal of the law, latest Wenzel Strategies telephone survey shows. Another 41% of independents said they would vote to keep Senate Bill 5 in place, according to the recent poll.

Read the rest:
http://lakecurrents.com/release-room/20110413/wenzel-strategies-poll-maj...

HIP HIP HORRAY..OHIO SENATE APPROVES UNION BILL....MAYBE WE CAN AVOID BECOMING LIKE DETROIT NOW..

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio took its first step Wednesday toward passing sweeping legislation that would curtail collective bargaining rights for public sector workers by banning strikes and putting the power of breaking labor impasses in the hands of local elected officials. This is what the unions and the Democrats don't want..

Ohio Senator Mark Wagoner (R., Ottawa Hills) VOTES Yes! On Senate Bill 5


Ohio Senator Mark Wagoner (R., Ottawa Hills)

What will happen in 2 months?

Republicans will win both houses of the Legislature
39% (24 votes)
Republicans will win the House but not Senate
24% (15 votes)
Republicans will win the Senate but not House
2% (1 vote)
Dems will gain in the Senate but not the House
0% (0 votes)
Dems will gain in the House but not the House
2% (1 vote)
Dems will gain in both houses of the Legislature
6% (4 votes)
Republicans will make gains but won't win either house.
27% (17 votes)
Total votes: 62

Robert Ekas ensures the freedom of American society

Reps. Maag and Sears applaud Senate legislation to protect health care decisions

Columbus—State Representatives Ron Maag (R-Lebanon) and Barbara Sears (R-Maumee) today released the following statement applauding Senate action to preserve the freedom of Ohioans to make their own health care decisions:

Sherrod Brown is for Bernanke and against us!

I joined the Campaign for Liberty's "No Audit, No Bernanke!" and called and emailed Senators Voinovich and Brown to vote against the miserable and treacherous man. So far I've gotten a lousy response from Brown where he weasels out of doing anything for the American people or against Bernanke. He deserves a pink slip!

[Emphasis mine throughout]

Dear Mr. Ben-Ariel:

Thank you for sharing your views on the Federal Reserve Transparency Act.

City Councilman Tom Waniewski's Newsletter jan 10

Computer Aided Dispatch

Meet US Senate Candidate Tom Ganley

This guy has an interesting story- www.TomGanley.com
Sat., Jan. 9, 5 p.m. - Meet US Senate Candidate Tom Ganley
2951 E. State St., Fremont

Public Invited to meet Tom Ganley and hear him tell why he wants to be Ohio's US Senator at regular meeting of the American Patriots Against Government Excess (APAGE). Details at www.americanspage.com or 419-332-3259.

Democrats Commit Political Suicide – In Three Steps

This was the latest email from Human Events, Newt is right. Dems don't care about the country, they just care about their far left base. Many people are seeing this, which is why 2010 will be a bad year for them. The Dems know this and it is completely mind blowing they don't care about it.

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Over at Pollster.Com, President Obama’s "streams crossed" this week. That’s part-"Ghostbusters," part-pollster speak for saying the President’s approval rating dipped below his disapproval rating, causing the lines of the graph charting his standing with the American people to cross.

House GOP: Show Taxpayers the Money!

Lawmakers Seek Accountability and Transparency in Government Spending

Columbus—State Reps. Jeff McClain (R-Upper Sandusky) and Randy Gardner (R-Bowling Green) today introduced House Bill 388 which, when enacted, will require any legislation that appropriates money or raises taxes to be publicly available for at least 48 hours prior to consideration by the House or Senate.

Short Notes from the November 18, 2009 Session of the 128th General Assembly

Welcome to Short Notes from the November 18, 2009 Session of the 128th General Assembly. This is a summary of what happened on the floor of the House in Columbus. This is not meant to be a formal summary of the bills, but meant to provide from my point of view what happened. I know that some readers may disagree with my point of view and I actually appreciate that. I love to learn about issues, study them and process them through my understanding.

Did Joe McNamera mislead voters by now wanting to run for Senate before the ink is dry from last election?

Yes
81% (66 votes)
No
19% (15 votes)
Total votes: 81

Contact your Senators now!

Voinovich
http://voinovich.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Contact.ContactForm

Washington, DC Office:
524 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Main: (202) 224-3353

Toledo, OH Office:
420 Madison Avenue
Room 1210
Toledo, OH 43604
Main: (419) 259-3895
Fax: (419) 259-3899

Brown
http://brown.senate.gov/contact/

713 Hart Senate
Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510
p (202) 224-2315
f (202) 228-6321

How do you want them to vote?

LATTA TRICARE LANGUAGE INCLUDED IN FINAL PASSAGE OF NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT

WASHINGTON- Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) announced that on Wednesday, October 28th, President Barack Obama signed the 2010 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) into law which included TRICARE legislation Congressman Latta authored.

Congressman Latta’s TRICARE language was amended into the NDAA for Fiscal Year 2010 during debate in the House and Senate.

Short notes from the House Floor

Welcome to Short Notes from October Session dates of the 128th General Assembly. This is a summary of what happened on the floor of the House in Columbus. This is not meant to be a formal summary of the bills, but meant to provide from my point of view what happened. I know that some readers may disagree with my point of view and I actually appreciate that. I love to learn about issues, study them and process them through my understanding.

Is it Morning in America, or has hope given way to malaise? (CNN story)

By Kristi Keck, CNN
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
Presidents Obama, Carter both elected at a time when voters wanted change
Analyst: Carter comparison shows how expectations have changed since Obama's win
Obama, Reagan faced similar problems but approached them differently, Reagan aide says
Obama should worry about who he is, not who he might be, analyst David Gergen says
(CNN) -- Nearly a year after the presidential election, the excitement of Barack Obama's campaign has faded into the reality of an Obama White House.

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