Today the Sidney Daily News published a story about the extreme cuts to local government funding made by Kasich and Republican state legislators.   These cuts have forced cities into a difficult position with difficult choices.  Layoff teachers, fire fighters and police officers?  Or raise money with new local tax levies?

The paper attempted to contact Keith Faber, the State Senator representing the area, for comment, but his office said he was too busy with his OTHER job.

A spokesman in his office said he was too busy to comment on the issues.  , administrative assistant to Faber, stated, “He doesn’t have a whole lot of time …. (he) is practicing law. That is where his attention is directed.” County officials had complained that Faber is generally unresponsive to them and won’t give them “the time of day.”

As President Pro Tempore of the Ohio Senate Keith Faber makes $86,165 a year.  That’s state money – YOUR money – paying his salary.  And this doesn’t even include the additional state money spent on other benefits like his health care and pension, and the over $4,000 in mileage reimbursement Keith received last year.   Faber is raking in a crap load of cash from the state, but he doesn’t have time to respond to calls from his  constituents or local reporters because he’s too busy with his OTHER job running Faber and Associates law firm?

This guy is a serious piece of work.

In 2010, State Senator Keith Faber was the face of anti-union Senate Bill 5 that would have effectively eliminated the right to collectively bargain for Ohio’s public workers including fire fighters, police officers and teachers.   Faber traveled the state in support of SB5 arguing that FULL-TIME math teachers, starting at $33K/year, are overpaid.   All while Faber himself was pulling in nearly three times as much for what is technically a part-time job.

But Keith Faber doesn’t have time to answer questions from reporters or from the people he represents?