Ohio Rising Podcast Episode 10: Maurice Thompson on the Supreme Court elections
John Kasich just broke from his party on Obamacare. Or did he? – From the Washington Post. Governor Kasich makes waves on his position with Obamacare. Has to defend his position on Medicaid expansion here in Ohio. “The opposition to [Obamacare] was really either political or ideological,” Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) told the Associated Press earlier this month. “I don’t think that holds water against real flesh and blood, and real improvements in people’s lives.” He also summarily dismissed the idea that a Republican-controlled Senate would repeal the program. “That’s not gonna happen.”
Obamacare puts 400,000 Ohioans on Medicaid – From Ohio Watchdog. Data on Governor Kasich’s Obamacare Medicaid expansion. “Prior to the Obamacare expansion, Medicaid was restricted to the elderly, physically disabled, pregnant women, children and low-income parents…. 90 percent of uninsured Ohioans newly eligible for Medicaid would be able-bodied adults without dependent children…. Ohio’s Obamacare expansion ran $63.7 million over budget from July to September. Obamacare expansion in Ohio cost more than $250 million in September alone, and has set federal taxpayers back $1.7 billion since January.”
Yes, you do have a vote on Common Core – From the Cincinnati Enquirer. The election for the State Board of Education is very important this November. Make sure you go to the voting booth informed. You have a chance to vote for a candidate that will get rid of Common Core.
James O’Keefe strikes again – From National Review. Video presents evidence of voter fraud. The video of O’Keefe’s encounters with other operatives is equally disturbing. He has a conversation with Greenpeace employee Christina Topping, and suggests he might have access to unused ballots from people who have recently moved out of college fraternity houses. “I mean it is putting the votes to good use,” she responds. “So really, truly, like yeah, that is awesome.”
Ohio Citizens PAC endorsements – A list of liberty minded candidates for the November election. Printable election guide.
Proposed Ohio cell phone law raises many questions – by Maggie Thurber for Ohio Watchdog. A bill introduced by Rep. Rex Damschroder, R-Fremont, would prohibit the use of any electronic wireless device when in a construction zone during actual work hours. It would also make it illegal to use such devices in a school zone during hours when children are present — and that includes when they are at recess, not just during opening and closing times.
Union takes mandatory dues, calls Walmart owner robbers – Jason Hart for Ohio Watchdog. Accusing Walmart’s owners of “robbing America,” a labor union fueled by workers’ mandatory dues led protests recently demanding full-time hours and $15 hourly wages for the mega-retailer’s employees.