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Nov. 8th, 2011: Historic Ballot Vote to be Held in Ohio

In a little over two weeks there will be a Statewide ballot initiative in Ohio that is of major importance to every single American citizen. This should in fact, be a National vote for all affected citizens as opposed to it just being a State ballot vote due to it’s wide-ranging implications.

On Nov. 8th the voters of Ohio will go to the polling stations to vote on an attempt by Big Labor Unions to repeal the democratically passed Senate Bill 05, which was  signed into law by Governor Kasich back in March, 2011. ( Known on ballot as ** Issue 2**)

Before the ink was even dry after the signing of SB 5 into law, big labor was on the march, creating another community organizing group to demand the law’s repeal, this one with the catch-phrase title, We Are Ohio. I guess the 85% of the working folks in the State of Ohio that chose not to belong to big Labor Unions are now being told they are no longer Ohioans. If big labor Unions are Ohio, just what are the other 85% of the Ohio public supposed to be? Michiganders? Doesn’t their vote count too? Is this what the democracy looks like that Unions so love to chant about at these protest rallies that are designed to…..ignore the majority of the voting public and the laws that their elected officials pass? Democrats and their Union bed-pals are desperate to hold onto power in 2012 and that is exactly what this ballot initiative is all about.

I invite everyone to check out the above-linked We Are Ohio page. They put out what appears to be a white paper in a fact-checking form, yet their “facts” leave a lot to be desired. We will just visit one blaring piece of misinformation that proves that We Are Ohio is nothing more than a left-wing-big-Union-promoting-propaganda media outlet designed to fool the good people of  Ohio into repealing SB 5. ( Issue 2 on the ballot) Here is what the Union power-brokers would like you to believe: ( from the Union propaganda page, We Are Ohio)

MYTH: Public employees are overpaid, and their salaries need to be brought in line with the private sector.
TRUTH: A recent Rutgers University study found Ohio public employees earn 6 percent less on a yearly basis than their peers in the private sector. They earn 3.5% less on an hourly basis. The average OAPSE (Ohio Association of Public School Employee) makes $24,000 a year and retires with an average pension of $900 a month. Public employees do not pay into or receive Social Security.  ( emphasis mine)

In a scathing rebuttal to the ludicrous claims that Ohio teachers earn less than the private sector and “retire with an average pension of $900.00 a month, we see a retired Ohio teacher explain how the Union gimmickry is being used to against the Ohio taxpayers in a Columbus Dispatch editorial:

We had an administrator who retired at $80,000 a year, was rehired at the same salary he had just left behind, and then got another $40,000 a year from the State Teachers Retirement System, making him $120,000 a year. ( emphasis mine)

For the mathematically-challenged propagandists over at We Are Ohio, that equates to a pension of $10,000.00 a month, a far cry from the $900 that We Are Ohio wants you to believe. The retired teacher went even further in showing why he thinks this is bad for the taxpayers of Ohio:

So, when he was rehired, 85 percent of his $80,000 was paid by the taxpayers of Ohio. In this one simple action by the local school board, every taxpayer in our state was held liable for his salary.
Members of the public should have some say in the matter, since it’s their money.

I believe Ohio Senate Bill 5 would put the power of spending their hard-earned dollars back in the hands of the taxpayers, just where it should be. Submitted by, DAVID A. KUNKLER

Unlike the Wisconsin Union recall effort, conservatives are not taking this fight lying down and created a group titled Building a Better Ohio. On that website we see several examples like that of the retired teacher above that debunk the propaganda of We Are Ohio. Here is another well-explained example of just how disgusting the misinformation being put out by We Are Ohio truly is, from an editorial in the Canton Repository titled, SB5 Needed to Fix Bizarre Compensation:

Now let’s look at the “average Stark County resident;” bear in mind that public-sector employees are included in this average. If an average resident earns $25,285 and benefits provided by the employer cost $13,660, the total cost to employ the “average” county resident is $38,945, but compare that to a (Union) teacher in the Jackson Local Schools who has a base salary of $65,031 plus $23,895 paid by the “employer” (taxpayer), or $88,926 for a year of their “labor,” which is about nine months. (emphasis mine)

There we have it. An average Stark County Ohio resident’s total compensation, including wages and benefits is right at $39 grand a year, while a union teacher in the very same county ‘s package totals a whopping $89 grand a year for a difference of $50 grand a year. This is why responsible State legislators across America are scrambling to install some sort of fiscal sanity back into their budgets and curtailing big labor Union costs by passing laws such as Ohio’s SB 05. Now Unions are on the March to deny the working folks the right to say how there tax dollars will be spent once again.

Let’s hope Ohioans will vote YES ON ISSUE 2 on Nov. 8th. This will affect States across America if the good people of Ohio do not step up and vote yes, and conservatives across America should try to help out by making donations to help Building a Better Ohio    to help fight back against the big labor Union misinformation campaign now know as We Are Ohio.

U.S.Senator Sherrod Brown's Wife Caught Red-Handed and Red-Faced, Resigns

The latest longtime member of D.A.M, as in the Democratic Attack Machine, to be exposed recently has been working in the media at The Cleveland Plains Dealer newspaper for 18 long years, promoting liberal talking points and spinning the news stories 24/7. No big revelation here you say right? What if it was exposed that the news-person we are talking about here is none other than the wife of a sitting United States Senator? Meet Ms. Connie Shultz, also known as… Mrs. U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown, whom has resigned from the Cleveland Plains Dealer when she was caught at a Tea Party event where the probable challenger to her husband’s U.S. Senate seat in 2012, Josh Mandel was speaking. There is a picture of the lovely couple there, courtesy of Connie Shultz via The Washington Post.

Note: The Plains Dealer still has “Connie Shultz” listed as a writer on their website here as of this morning. In the ultimate example of backtracking blather, Connie Shultz-Brown tries to defend the straw that finally broke the camel’s back(and this story), here.  In true Liberal fashion, while stating a total denial of wrong-doing there, she basically issues no apology, makes numerous lame excuses, and shows a total lack of honesty and integrity. Here is just a little taste of her fake apology upon announcing her resignation from the above linked story, and the now-obvious reason for being at a Tea Party event, along with the subsequent trashing of her husband’s possible opponent in 2012 in her writing:

I didn’t mention all the speakers in my column, but there was one who showed up at the end of the event whom I should have named: Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel. (emphasis mine)

For months, The Plain Dealer has identified Mandel as the likely 2012 Republican opponent of my husband, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown. Mandel is raising money for a Senate race, but has not declared his candidacy. He frequently attacks my husband in public interviews and speeches, and the Tea Party event was no exception. (emphasis mine)

 

Mrs. Sherrod Brown has been writing Liberal propaganda articles for 18 long years at the Cleveland Plains Dealer, and yet in true media-malpractice ( CYA) fashion, the newspaper’s editor supposedly never new Mrs. Sherrod Brown would skew the news articles in favor of her very own husband’s Liberal Democratic political party. Isn’t that amazing? Integrity and honesty in unbiased news reporting? Not at the Cleveland Plains Dealer, as is painfully obvious in the editor’s  very own statement after this fiasco was exposed.  If you still believe that Connie Shultz , AKA Mrs. Sherrod Brown is a fair and unbiased reporter, let’s take it a step further and see what her very own editor,  Debra Adams Simmons, at the CPD had to say about Mrs. Connie Shultz-Brown: (hat tip to Paula over at Redstate.com.)

“Her steadfast commitment to social and economic justice, her advocacy on behalf of women and her courageous efforts to speak truth to power highlight a distinguished career. Although Connie is moving on, hers will continue to be an important voice for the region.” (Emphasis mine)

Notice the liberal cutesy catch-phrases highlighted above? How about that last line where they all but admit that this propagandist of the left will still be working in the media to trash the Tea Party and conservatives in Ohio in the very near future ? This is how the Democratic Attack Machine works. When you shine sunlight on the nest of leftist roaches, they just scurry to other hiding places within the media and are funded by the Liberal operative organizations of the fake Democratic party.   Now watch how quickly the Liberal media sweeps this episode of just how dishonest the Liberal media arm of the Democratic Machine truly is under the carpet.  My guess? It will not even be mentioned on MSNBC,  ABC, or CBS and probably not by CNN either.  This is in fact, a major story about the wife of a sitting United States Senator working at the biggest newspaper in Ohio as a proven member of the Liberal Democratic media machine, and therefore should be reported on nation-wide.  Also of note is the fact that this fiasco was happening right under the current Speaker of the House,  John Boehner’s nose,  in his state of Ohio. This shows us just how low these people will go to promote their Liberal ideology and try to force it on all Americans through stealth media manipulation.  How disgusting.