Big Macs, Late Night Movies Readily Available; Health Insurance Is Not

It may be hard for some Americans to wrap their minds around it.  I’m talking about those of us who appreciate the convenience and the myriad of choices available to consumers in a free market economy.  But, in a country where you can buy a Big Mac 24 hours a day and download a movie off Netflix at 2 A.M., you cannot buy health insurance for the next eight months — an odd conundrum  […]

When It Comes to Obamacare Social Policy Trumps Health Care & Constitutional Rights

Obamacare is not as much about health care policy as it is about social policy.  The massive wealth redistribution accomplished through the ACA’s many taxes, fees, fines, subsidies, and tax credits which reward some while punishing others is just one example of this point.  Another example is the requirement for businesses to offer contraception and abortion-inducing drugs through employer sponsored health insurance plans regardless of the religious beliefs of the employer.

The Weekly Standard reveals […]

FreedomWorks Endorses Matt Lynch over Republican Incumbent Dave Joyce

The room was full of northeast Ohio tea party members when Adam Brandon, Executive Director of FreedomWorks for America, announced the endorsement of Matt Lynch for U.S. Congress in Ohio’s 14th district.  Lynch will face-off against incumbent Republican Representative Dave Joyce in the May 6th primary.

Supporters cheered and waved signs when the endorsement was announced making it clear that Matt Lynch has considerable grassroots backing which, if translated into a strong ground game, may mean […]

Ohio’s Common Core Opposition Has Its Pacifier – HB 181

A primary concern of Common Core opponents is the collection of private student information in a statewide longitudinal database and the sharing of the data between local, state, and federal governments as well as with hired contractors of these agencies.  To allay concerns expressed by many Ohioans over this unprecedented access to student performance and demographic data, Representative Andrew Brenner introduced and the Ohio House passed HB 181, the Student Data Accountability Act.  After […]

Analysis of White House’s 2014 Budget Reveals Some Gaming of the Numbers

Federal law calls for the President to submit a new federal budget on the first Monday in February.  President Obama has missed this deadline for all but one year that he has been in office and the 2015 budget will be no exception.

Bloomberg reports the federal budget will be released in two phases this year. The first phase – a summary by department and agency with some spending detail – will be released March […]

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

Governor 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 to subsidize business with […]

Documents show more “targeting” of TEA Party by Feds

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, February 10, 2014
CONTACT: Tom Zawistowski
MEDIA NOTES: PDF Copy of Letter and ONG Documents Attached

Akron, OH: We the People Convention President, Tom Zawistowski, sent a letter today to Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan demanding an immediate investigation into what he called “an even more onerous type of targeting” of TEA Party Groups by the Federal Governement. The letter was sent after a story appeared today on the Ohio media website, www.Mediatrackers.org, […]

Ohio Take Heed: Common Core Crisis Hits Boiling Point in New York

The New American reports that things are heating up in New York state.  Parents, teachers and lawmakers are coming together in defense of the children to end what NY State Assemblyman Al Graf refers to as “state-sponsored child abuse.”  To what does Mr. Graf refer?  None other than the Common Core standards.

While most Ohio schools are experiencing the first of the Common Core curriculum changes this year, New York students have already had a […]

Kasich Struggles to Define His Relationship with Tea Party

Ideastream 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 […]

HB 413 Uses Controlling Board to Shut Statehouse Doors to Accountability & Public Debate on State Achievement Tests

It appears representative government has become a bit inconvenient for our Governor and statehouse leaders.  In October, Governor Kasich bypassed the state legislature and went through the Controlling Board to expand Medicaid while House Speaker Bill Batchelder and Senate President Keith Faber all too willingly obliged.  We have heard General Assembly members express concern over this skirting of the peoples’ house, but it may just be a lot of lip service to old fashioned […]

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