Remaining OUTRAGE 2016 dates:
June 14 Flag Day – Picnic in the Park (carry in)
Aug. 9 Concord Room
Oct. 11 Concord Room
Nov. 8 Election Night Party Concord Room
Climatehustle.com – will be shown at the Piqua Theatre May 2nd. Visit the Climatehustle.com site for more information
$1,802,871,000 of our tax money spent on Executive Department civilian employees when given paid time off for Christmas Eve.
Inspired by an outraged Miami County Liberty group member:
According to the Federal Register, President Obama issued four executive orders over the past seven years granting paid time off – two 1/2 days and two full days- for Christmas Eve. Executive Department civilian employees already receive 33 days, at a minimum, of paid time off annually. In addition, they did receive payment for their time off during the “government shutdown” and for snow days
The 2014 number of civilian Executive Department employees varied from 2,100,000 – 2,663,000 depending which statistics are used and the Bureau of Labor Statistics states the average earnings for full-time federal employees was $74,403 in 2009. The earnings figure does not include any benefits which is an important part of anyone’s compensation.
If the average wage is $74,403 and the average number of days worked is 227 (260-33), an employee will make $286.17/day. If the number of civilian employees in the Executive Department is 2,100,000 and each one had an additional three days off over four years of Christmas Eve executive orders, President Obama spent an additional $1,802,871,000 of our money with his pen and a phone.
1.8 billion dollars spent on employees with 33 days of paid time off available to them already. Certainly one of those 33 days could be used instead! Just one more outrage!
House conservatives are up in arms over a provision in the omnibus spending bill that could allow more than a quarter-million temporary guest workers into the U.S. As a significant change to immigration law, the legislation stunned conservative lawmakers, Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, told The Daily Signal. “It came out of nowhere, completely out of nowhere,” Jordan, chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, said, “[and] everyone was shocked there was a change and no one had talked about it.” The provision is the most recent aspect of the $1.1-trillion package to rile conservatives. Congress hopes to pass the omnibus by Friday, before heading home for the holidays. See more of the article by Philip Wegmann of The Daily Signal here.
Report by Philip Wegmann/The Daily Signal
In his first major speech since picking up the gavel as the House’s top Republican, Paul Ryan outlined the problems he sees facing the nation and unveiled his vision to fix them. Read about the five items he believes Republicans can work on over the next year here.
This article by Jason Hart/Watchdog.org contrasts some of John Kasich’s stances for his presidential bid with what he actually is doing during his Ohio governorship. Read about what he says about balancing the budget, job growth, tax policies, income tax reform, and education and what he has actually promoted in Ohio here.
State-to-state migration was a net drain of $1.2 billion on Ohio’s economy in 2011 and $1.1 billion in 2012. Almost 24,000 fewer IRS returns were filed in Ohio in 2013 than in 2011 as a result of Ohioans moving to other states.
Ohio’s net population and income losses resulting from state-to-state migration were both the nation’s seventh-worst in 2012. Read more on this subject from Jason Hart /Watchdog.org
For years, Ohio’s ability to outperform Michigan’s long-term job growth has been a silver lining around a cloudy Ohio economic recovery. No longer. Since December, Ohio has gained only 9,500 private-sector jobs while Michigan has gained 66,900. Ohio’s private-sector job growth rate is 0.2 percent, Indiana’s is 1.5 percent, and Michigan’s is 1.8 percent. Michigan and Indiana are both on track to create more jobs than Ohio does this year, despite having far fewer residents. More from Jason Hart / Watchdog.org
A group that once sued Ohio now lauds the state for cleaning up its voter rolls, though one county may still have issues.
True The Vote, a nonpartisan voters’ right and election integrity group, sued Ohio in 2012, saying people registered to vote in several counties exceeded the population. A settlement was reached in January 2014. Continue reading by Maggie Thurber | For Ohio Watchdog
For every Ohioan who has paid an Obamacare exchange premium, three have been added to Medicaid under Gov. John Kasich’s Obamacare expansion.
As of June 30, only 188,223 Ohioans had selected and paid for a health insurance plan through HealthCare.gov. Enrollment in Kasich’s Obamacare expansion was 609,373 in June. Continue story by Jason Hart /Watchdog.org
Letter explains that no law requires letting members of the opposite sex into public school restrooms
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Attorney sound bite: Matt Sharp
– Alliance Defending Freedom sent a letter
to the Hillsboro R-3 School District Board of Education Monday that asks it to reverse a recent decision by district staff to allow students to use locker rooms and restrooms of the opposite sex. The letter provides a suggested policy
that addresses the school district’s concerns about discrimination without allowing the sharing of restrooms.
The ADF letter explains that no law requires public schools to allow boys into girls’ restrooms or girls into boys’ restrooms. In fact, the district could be exposing itself to legal liability for violating students’ right to bodily privacy. Read more…
Progress Ohio has accused Ohio’s leading Republicans and others of continuing their assault on Planned Parenthood with lies and widely discredited videos, selectively spliced to make it appear as if the health care provider illegally profits from the sale of fetal tissue. This post will try to supply unedited versions of the videos and let you decide for yourself. From 7/14 , 7/21 , 7/28 , and 8/6 .
After watching these disturbing videos we need to ask who is selling lies – Progress Ohio or Center for Medical Progress? Also, should Planned Parenthood, whose main mission seems to be to kill babies, be called a health care provider? Last question, with Obamacare requiring insurance to pay 100% of women’s health screenings (and everyone is required to have insurance), why is it necessary to fund this entity?