Originally Posted by one dumb user name
well, brimontz, wait until november.
in your state of ohio, blackwell and dewine are both going to win despite bush and certainly taft dragging down the gop.
hey, did you see where g.i. hacket compared christian evangelicals to osama?
Ken Blackwell is trying to push through a bill to limit the amount of state funding that state and local governments could use. He wants to be able to say that he lowered taxes.
But the problem is that where else is state funding supposed to go? These "state and local governments" have had their funding cut too much already in the past few years. How much more can they cut? Plus, there's always new requirements put on these places - like Taft wants to reform education. Where are schools going to get the money if they keep cutting their budget? Every election in the past few years there's been a school levy, a fire levy, a police levy, a city levy. They can't afford to get their budget cut anymore.
For example, my boyfriend's library got their budget cut over a period of three years by nine million dollars. They had to stop buying any non-essential new books, stop doing repairs on library buildings, close a branch and cancel the bookmobile, and 25 people lost their jobs, plus anyone if anyone left a postion, it wouldn't be filled, so there were branches without children's librarians, for example.
Then they had and passed a levy to replace the nine million dollars, only to have their budget cut by three million more dollars before the levy money ever showed up. The decided not to hire people for the vacant positions and stop doing building repairs, including one branch that needs a new roof because it won't stop leaking.
Now, this amendment (on the ballot in November) will cut his library's funding by $19 MILLION DOLLARS.
I can't see how ANYONE could know that their government is virtually trying to shut down not only it's libraries, but it's schools, police, fire, and city governments and still want to vote for those people. What the hell is wrong with them??
We need an active campaign against this amendment. We need to have all these goverment funded services band together and advertise what's going to happen. We need commercials where little kids walk up to the entrance of their schools and have the door have a big sign that says, "Closed because of Bob Taft and Ken Blackwell."
And Jim Petro is no better. He's already running commericals saying that he's a Christian with Christian values and that marriage is between a man and a woman. He was running them long before Christmas!
Have a nice day,
P.S. The name of the amendment is the TEL amendment.