Miami County Liberty Information

The annual MCLstock-illustration-19854959-picnic-basket-and-daisies picnic will be June 9th at 6pm at the brick shelter in the Troy Park. Dr. Joe Lisanti will present an update on ObamaCare and answer questions. Please join us – this event is co-sponsored by AFP (Americans for Prosperity). Please bring a covered dish to share.

 

Defending the American Dream Summit

Below is a link for the Defending the American Dream Summit, August 21st-22nd, in Columbus. At this time, registration is a deal at only $25. On June 1st, the registration fee will be $50.

Defending the American Dream Summit link

E-Cigarette Tax

american-flag-100151071Lawmakers are considering a steep e-cigarette tax among other tax proposals found in the original version of Governor Kasich’s 2016-2017 budget. These tax increases purportedly would pay for cuts to the income tax in Ohio. To read more, see this article by Jason Hart-Ohio Watchdog. Governor Kasich’s budget proposal – Blueprint for A New Ohio – can be found here.

Where are your tax dollars going?

mandelDo you wonder where your tax dollars are going? State Treasurer Josh Mandel is in the midst of a campaign to allow the public immediate access to this knowledge. OhioCheckbook.com is a website which can allow citizens to become fiscal watchdogs and hold public officials accountable for their spending. He would like to have local governments, schools, and other states join him in his goal of transparency. Read more from Watchdog.org.

Portman Co-Sponsors Bill to Prohibit Federal Education Mandates

imgresA few high profile Republican U.S. Senators introduced S. 182, Learning Opportunities Created at the Local (LOCAL) Level Act, on January 16th, which would amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (EASA) to prohibit federal education mandates. The bill has been referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Sponsored by Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS) and co-sponsored by Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA), James Inhofe (R-OK) and Ohio’s Rob Portman, S. 182 […]

Article from Matt Lynch, Representative OH House

School reading and studiesMatt Lynch wants you to know how the GOP blocked passage of bills on two important issues for conservatives.

His letter written on his website January 8, 2015 begins this way-

The few true conservative Republicans in the Ohio House of Representatives fought hard in the last days of 2014 to protect both the born and the unborn. Sadly their efforts to pass the Hearbeat Bill (HB248) and the Repeal of Common Core (HB597) were stopped by the very Party that had just successfully campaigned as the “conservative” choice in the November elections.

Read more of Matt’s letter to find out which representatives stood firm in the conservative beliefs they campaigned on and how the law was manipulated to prevent passage of these two bills.

Kasich Administration Reduces Medicaid Services for Developmentally Disabled

imagesWhile Governor Kasich talks of renewing Medicaid expansion for abled bodied adults, his Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) is quietly reducing Medicaid services for Ohio’s developmentally disabled population. The DODD released its Final Report of the Strategic Planning Leadership Group in late December which calls for a 50 percent reduction in beds for Intermediate Care Facility homes that provide skilled nursing and personal care as well as community access to school, day services, and recreation […]

Republican Lawmakers Appear Leery of Renewing Obamacare Medicaid Expansion

imagesThe time is fast approaching when Governor Kasich will release his proposed budget for the 2016-2017 biennium. When he does, he is expected to include a two year renewal of Obamacare Medicaid expansion – the expansion you will remember which Kasich forced through the Controlling Board against the wishes of the state legislature. Kasich has been beating the drum for the renewal of expansion for some months talking again about his faith driving him to […]

Irony Alert: Kasich to Travel Country Promoting Balanced Budget Amendment

thThe Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that Governor Kasich plans to travel the country in 2016, not to get a jump on a presidential campaign, but to push for a Balanced Budget Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.  Ohio is one of 24 states which has called for a constitutional convention. Ten more states are needed to convene the convention and 38 states are needed to ratify an amendment. The stops Kasich plans to make on his […]

Obamacare Updates: Enrollment, Perverse Incentives, and Governor Kasich

thObamacare’s second annual open enrollment period has been underway for approximately two weeks, but even before it began, the Obama administration downplayed expectations by lowering its projected 2015 enrollment figure by 30%. The Congressional Budget Office orginally predicted there would be 13 million Obamacare customers in 2015, but that figure has now been lowered to between 9 and 9.9 million when taking into consideration returning customers and new enrollees. Fox News indicates that the administration […]

Obama’s Enforcer: Eric Holder’s Justice Department

Read the PJ Media book reviewbalance-10011750 by J. Christian Adams on Obama’s Enforcer: Eric Holder’s Justice Department by John Fund and Hans Von Spekovsky.

Investigate any number of scandals well researched by the authors.

  • How Eric Holder accelerated Obama’s plan for transforming the Justice Department and therefore the county.
  • How the DOJ’s Environment and Natural Resources Division cooperated with advocacy groups, changed laws and funneled money to those groups.
  • The creation of more than 100 new Federal rules with steep financial costs through the “sue and settle” practice.
  • How President Obama has embedded extremist lawyers in the DOJ resulting in incalculable damage to the rule of law.
  • Fast and Furious
  • Wiretapping
  • The attack on Gibson Guitars