Modern has been all over this state budget issue. Today it escalated to a call for the Governor to exercise his executive powers to force a special session by proclamation in order to keep Republican Senators from bailing on the state to go home for the holidays to their families while leaving the rest of the state in limbo over the budget shortfall. (see here and here)

I invite those who think the Governor should exercise such power to comment below. I would like to especially extend a hand to those on the right who have criticized Governor Strickland on his handling of the budget. Will you remain silent while your side goes home without resolving this issue? You, too, should hold your elected representatives accountable to quick action to remedy a public policy matter that affects us all and do so in a timely fashion. Leadership is about decision action. If Republicans won’t take it, the Governor should force them to do so.

Let’s hear from you in comments and spread the word about this call for action before everyone is drunk on tryptophan. Let’s get those cots out and start brewing some coffee! The state of our beloved state depends on it!

  • scottpullins

    It would be great fun. Unfortunately, having watched this done in Iowa, my guess is that the Senate would do what is called a “gavel in, gavel out”, i.e. the Governor can call a session but he can't control how long they meet.

  • Oh joy. This would be even better. The Governor forces a session and Republics do literally nothing. Please do this.

  • scottpullins

    It would be better than watching football on Thanksgiving!

  • He should do this. I think as constituents we should demand it. I have to stay at work until my job is done.

    I think we should call them on their poor work ethic.

  • Let's not get carried away now.

  • Watchdog

    Budget? Why? It's never balanced, so why?

    The Ohio Lottery should just come up with a New Scratch-Off Game called “Instant Retirement for Ohio Democratic Office Holders” (IRODOH), you'd be amazed at how quickly revenue would equal expenses.

    Here's how it works…

    Purchase your IRODOH Lottery Tickets with your Welfare money and profits from selling food stamps, unemployment left-overs, and Keno winnings. Scratch off one area to find which Ohio Democrat is going to get your stipen towards his or her immediate retirement. Turn your ticket back in to the location you purchased it at, and buy another IRODOH game piece. Continue playing until your government handouts dry up, which will be a good indication that the Game is working.

    Any amounts collected by the Lottery Commission in excess of $1.00 per Ohio Democrat Office Holder goes immediately into the General Fund to offset current and future Budget Deficits created by wasteful spending by folks like (enter the name of your State Representative or State Senator here, remember to put the “D” after each name to represent the grade given for their performance and, as evidence of the Grade each would be given for their work as a civil servant), and wahla, two birds with one IRODOH Lottery Purchase–you send taxpayer dollars back to Columbus and remove inefficiencies at the same time.

    At $1.00 per Office Holder, the Game is being generous, as no where in history has any Government Pension for Elected Office holders been proven to be a wise use of Tax Payer Dollars. (Unless one considers the resultant savings to the Treasury realized by removing big spenders from having access to taxpayer monies) Offering any government pension only encourages a lifetime of the Robert Byrd's and Barney Frank's, Dennis K. and Sherrod Browns of the world… parasites all.

    Rinse and repeat in January of 2010 with New Instant Scratch Off for Republican Office Holders (IROROH). Then, when the coffers are in balance with Purchase Orders in Columbus, and the schools are properly funded and the potholes and bridges are in good working order, resume spending on other infrastructure issues.

    Let Ohio be the envy of the other 49 States in showing how to best use Social Program dollars to fix the budget mess created by the very same programs. It's almost the equivalent of a dividend reinvestment strategy used by solvent individuals and corporations to use already accumulated revenues (ie: wealth) and pay for services without borrowing to do so.

    Put ad on Buses, Billboards, Lottery locations advertising how you can help Ohio!

    P.S. Be certain to check off the Box on Each IRODOH purchased to designate $.05 of each IRODOH Ticket Purchase to fund the campaign effort of any Independent Candidate running in Ohio. Gotta balance THAT playing field to effect fairness and to give outsiders a chance to retire someday at $1.00 too!

    P.P.S. Give IRODOH tickets to friends and others this Holiday Season–they make Great Gifts AND help All Ohioans migrate AND mitigate to a better future.

    P.P.P.S. All sales are final and all retirement plans funded are taxed at normal rates–hey, THEY wrote the tax laws.

  • Hah. I think. Stopped reading right around IRODOH. Bizzy, is that you?

  • Watchdog

    Budget? Why? It's never balanced, so why?

    The Ohio Lottery should just come up with a New Scratch-Off Game called “Instant Retirement for Ohio Democratic Office Holders” (IRODOH), you'd be amazed at how quickly revenue would equal expenses.

    Here's how it works…

    Purchase your IRODOH Lottery Tickets with your Welfare money and profits from selling food stamps, unemployment left-overs, and Keno winnings. Scratch off one area to find which Ohio Democrat is going to get your stipen towards his or her immediate retirement. Turn your ticket back in to the location you purchased it at, and buy another IRODOH game piece. Continue playing until your government handouts dry up, which will be a good indication that the Game is working.

    Any amounts collected by the Lottery Commission in excess of $1.00 per Ohio Democrat Office Holder goes immediately into the General Fund to offset current and future Budget Deficits created by wasteful spending by folks like (enter the name of your State Representative or State Senator here, remember to put the “D” after each name to represent the grade given for their performance and, as evidence of the Grade each would be given for their work as a civil servant), and wahla, two birds with one IRODOH Lottery Purchase–you send taxpayer dollars back to Columbus and remove inefficiencies at the same time.

    At $1.00 per Office Holder, the Game is being generous, as no where in history has any Government Pension for Elected Office holders been proven to be a wise use of Tax Payer Dollars. (Unless one considers the resultant savings to the Treasury realized by removing big spenders from having access to taxpayer monies) Offering any government pension only encourages a lifetime of the Robert Byrd's and Barney Frank's, Dennis K. and Sherrod Browns of the world… parasites all.

    Rinse and repeat in January of 2010 with New Instant Scratch Off for Republican Office Holders (IROROH). Then, when the coffers are in balance with Purchase Orders in Columbus, and the schools are properly funded and the potholes and bridges are in good working order, resume spending on other infrastructure issues.

    Let Ohio be the envy of the other 49 States in showing how to best use Social Program dollars to fix the budget mess created by the very same programs. It's almost the equivalent of a dividend reinvestment strategy used by solvent individuals and corporations to use already accumulated revenues (ie: wealth) and pay for services without borrowing to do so.

    Put ad on Buses, Billboards, Lottery locations advertising how you can help Ohio!

    P.S. Be certain to check off the Box on Each IRODOH purchased to designate $.05 of each IRODOH Ticket Purchase to fund the campaign effort of any Independent Candidate running in Ohio. Gotta balance THAT playing field to effect fairness and to give outsiders a chance to retire someday at $1.00 too!

    P.P.S. Give IRODOH tickets to friends and others this Holiday Season–they make Great Gifts AND help All Ohioans migrate AND mitigate to a better future.

    P.P.P.S. All sales are final and all retirement plans funded are taxed at normal rates–hey, THEY wrote the tax laws.

  • Hah. I think. Stopped reading right around IRODOH. Bizzy, is that you?

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