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National: An End To Food Stamps?

Fox News is currently asking whether the federal food program for people in poverty should be eliminated because of recent data about program fraud. Creating the impression that there is widespread fraud in a federal program is the first step in a messaging war that will be waged as the right-wing prepares to introduce a budget that cuts spending on vital programs in order to pay for a diverse array of tax cuts for the billionaire class that helps keep them in office.

The Washington Post rightly notes that this $70 million in misspending represents just 0.09 […]

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Balancing it with “no time” money.

Like prison privatization proceeds that was supposed to be nearly $200 million?  Or State revenues from growth in the economy that has already not  performed as projected?  For the last two months, Kasich has been touring the national political circuit telling anyone who’d book him that he solved Ohio’s “unprecedented” budget crisis.   Apparently, Kasich forgot that a budget is a plan, and not necessarily the reality.  Before you declare your budget is balanced, perhaps you should wait a month into it first.  Had Kasich done that, Kasich would have realized  Full Story...

State Representative Jim Butler was appointed earlier this year to the Ohio House to replace State Senator Peggy Lehrer, who was appointed to replace State Senator Jon Husted, who still had two years left in his term when he was elected Secretary of State.

Jim Butler also just happens to be someone I got to know in law school really well, so forgive me if I appear to pull my punches.  But this is hard to pass up. 

From the Dayton Daily News:

State Rep. Jim Butler, R-Oakwood, said his plan would create secure facilities […]

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