From the daily archives: Monday, September 11, 2006

Strickland *can’t* raise taxes

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Silly me, this fact didn’t even occur to me, but Michael E. Hanke over at the Canton Repository points it out

Shame on Republican Ken Blackwell for saying his opponent for Ohio governor, Democrat Ted Strickland, will raise taxes if he is elected. A governor can?t raise taxes. He might propose a tax, and he might even veto a tax bill, but only the Legislature can raise taxes. And since hell has a better chance of freezing over than the Democrats have in taking over a majority of seats in either house of the Ohio Legislature in November, you […]

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Norm Cummings is the highest paid and the longest serving member of Ken Blackwell’s campaign staff.

Over the past 12 years, the Blackwell campaign paid his rent, bought him a laptop and coughed up A LOT of cash for his consulting services.

Since 1994, Norm Cummings has received over $400,000 from Blackwell and his PACs- including $8,634 from Citizens for Tax Reform and $5,000 from the Ohio Taxpayers Protection Committee. This year alone he has taken home almost $65K.

Numbers are interesting- but only if you can put them into some sort of context.

These number had […]

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The Path to 9/11

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Last night was the first part of the ABC “docudrama” The Path to 9/11. While I did not watch it (instead I watched CIA “superagent” Stan Smith turn a refugee camp into a summer camp called “Camp Refoogee”), The Anonymous Liberal did. And it’s worse than we thought.

It was much worse than I imagined. And not so much because of the historical inaccuracies or the gratuitous potshots at Clinton and his cabinet–though those were there, in spades–but because of something more deeply embedded in the film’s DNA: namely, an intense disdain for process. If there’s a theme to […]

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My recollections of 9/11

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Rather than crosspost them here, I will simply provide a link to my other blog, OH-12.us.

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Eric now online at ProgressOhio.org

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Eric’s first post is up over at ProgressOhio.org. More or less a brief introduction for ProgressOhio. You can also find a link over in the blogroll.

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A new poll underlines sagging support for the President, and the Iraq War.

A new poll on the eve of the fifth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attack shows Bush?s approval rating at 38 percent ? the first time it?s dipped below 40 percent in regular surveys for The Dispatch by Saperstein Associates.

Also for the first time, fewer than one in three say the war is worth the toll in American lives and other costs.

Just 36 percent now approve of Bush?s handling of the war. While that?s only a 1 point drop from a year ago, it?s […]

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