Tag Archives: John Kasich

ORP Retaliates Against State Reps Who Stand Up for Limited Government

images-1OLC members spent a significant amount of time in 2013 meeting with their Republican state reps and state senators about Medicaid expansion – discussing the many pitfalls in the policy and urging their representatives to oppose it.  Most OLC members came away from these meetings frustrated with their representatives’ unwillingness to take a public position on the issue.  We heard a lot of evasive responses – talk of a hybrid public/private plan, talk of Medicaid reform, […]

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Please come: Rally at Governor Kasich’s State of the State Address

IMG_9938-1024x682Governor Kasich will give his annual “State of the State” address in Medina, Ohio this Monday.  Members of the Portage County Tea Party have organized a rally outside the event to let the governor know how they feel about his pro big government policies: Implementing Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion Cementing federal control of our schools through Common Core Proposing a fracking tax Instituting a phony income tax cut by raising the sales tax Using taxpayer dollars […]

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CBO Findings on ACA Expose Need to Repeal Kasich’s Medicaid Expansion

imagesBy now most political observers have heard the major finding from the recently released CBO report on Obamacare – the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will reduce the hours worked in the U.S. economy by 1.5-2.0 percent between 2017-24 resulting in a decline in full time workers of 2.5 million by 2024.  The CBO explains why, “In CBO’s view, the ACA’s effects on labor supply will stem mainly from the following provisions, roughly in order of […]

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Kasich Struggles to Define His Relationship with Tea Party

UnknownIdeastream reports Governor Kasich kicked off his re-election campaign with a speech before the Ohio Newspaper Association.  The Governor covered a multitude of topics and was asked about his relationship with the tea party, a group, it was noted, that has given him trouble in the past over such issues as Medicaid expansion.  Ideastream explained Kasich “told the Ohio Newspaper Association that he and tea party members share many of the same concerns, such as the […]

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Libertarians Win Challenge to John Kasich Re-Election Protection Act

imagesThe Columbus Dispatch reports that a law dubbed by its opponents as the John Kasich Re-Election Protection Act has been blocked by U.S. District Court Judge Michael H. Watson who ruled in favor of the Libertarian Party which had filed a constitutional challenge. Watson issued a preliminary injunction against the law that would have kept minor parties from holding a primary election in 2014 and increased the number of signatures required for ballot access. Watson […]

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