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Rep. Boehner: Obama will doom drilling


Published: Mon, November 5, 2012 @ 12:00 a.m.

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John Boehner chats with Virginia Whitacre of Warren after his speech in Niles on Sunday.

By Ed Runyan

runyan@vindy.com

NILES

John Boehner, Republican Speaker of the U.S. House, targeted the region’s growing oil and gas industry when he spoke in the parking lot of the Great East Plaza on Sunday night.

“And there’s another thing the president has really gone after, and that’s coal, oil, gas. We know what’s going to happen here. His EPA and 20 other agencies are trying to find some way to regulate fracking in America,” Boehner said.

“You know what that means, don’t you? That means they’re going to try to shut down gas and oil wells on private land. They’ve already done it on public land.”

Boeher, the third person in the line of succession for the presidency behind Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, talked about five minutes to about 250 people in front of the Republicans’ Niles Victory Center at the plaza.

The large green “Team Boehner” bus pulled up in front of the center at about 5 p.m. after several other Republican speakers and candidates had already addressed the crowd, including Republican Congressional candidates David Joyce of Geauga County and Marisha Agana of Howland (running against Tim Ryan of Niles in the 17th District) and U.S. Senate candidate Josh Mandel, who is challenging incumbent Sherrod Brown.

Boehner, of suburban Cincinnati, made four stops in Ohio Sunday in support of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and other GOP candidates, with Niles being the third stop. He was headed to Lisbon a short time after he finished speaking and greeting members of the Niles audience.

Mandel and Congressman Bill Johnson of Marietta, R-6th, who introduced Boehner, spent time talking about the healtcare reform act, with Mandel saying he will be the “51st vote to repeal Obamacare, and Johnson saying voters in two days need to send the president a “big message: we don’t believe in Obamacare.”

Boeher said Americans have “given [President Obama] a lot of opportunities. It hasn’t worked.”

After the rally, Chuck Artmam of Bristollville, a retired General Motors worker, said the speakers “reinforced that we need change. All we’ve had in the last four years is failure.”

Yianni Varonis, a spokesman for Obama for America-Ohio, said later Sunday, “John Boehner’s visit is nothing more than an effort to distract Mahoning Valley voters from Mitt Romney’s true record. Whereas President Obama saved the auto industry, strengthening the Valley’s middle class and moving our economy forward, Mitt Romney would’ve ‘let Detroit go bankrupt’ and would pay for tax breaks for the wealthy on the backs of the middle class.”

Paul Ryan, GOP vice presidential candidate, will come to Youngstown Warren Regional Airport tonight for an election-eve rally.


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1AnotherAverageCitizen(1174 comments)posted 1 year, 10 months ago

So it only takes 5 minutes for Boehner to give all he can. How impressive.

Mandel, give it up. You will not be in the Senate come January. Even if elected you probably won't be there to vote anyhow. You voted 95% of the time with Repubs and complain that Senator Brown did the same as you.

OBAMA 4 More YEARS

It takes anybody more then 4 years to fix the mess that Obama took over.

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2rickking123(292 comments)posted 1 year, 10 months ago

If OBama is re-elected how many years will it take to recover from the 10 plus trillion dollars of debt that he will have left us with? Not to mention the costs of OBamacare. Look back and see what the projections for the cost of Medicare/Medicaid were supposed to be. And then look at what the actual costs were. No where even close to the projections.

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3seinfried(19 comments)posted 1 year, 10 months ago

Be nice to Speaker Boehner or he will cry

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4VindyPost(436 comments)posted 1 year, 10 months ago

Boehner spoke 5 minutes (literally) to a little over 100 people in Trumbull County............then off to his........ "tanning bed" .

What a Waste of Time.

Quite frankly, sad / pathetic event.

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5nojimbo(223 comments)posted 1 year, 10 months ago

Wonder if they kept the bus running for the 5 minutes Tan Man spoke?

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6Knightcap(699 comments)posted 1 year, 10 months ago

Here's a little history and physics lesson for all democrats, republicans and independents.

HISTORY LESSON - Back in the Carter years I was a physics major and during those years it was the worse of my life. There were no opportunities after graduation, unemployment over 15%, inflation and interest rates through the roof. My dream of being a physicist never came about and being a parent at the same time I had a responsibilty to find work. I had to go into a lessor field of work but I did and when the economy got better under Reagan things got better for my family. Well off today. With Obama I see history repeating itself. Kids graduating from high school and college with no opportunities.

PHYSICS LESSON - Although I never got to work in my field of study, I'm always fascinated with matter, energy and how things work. Here's an exercise in physics - If you run around a tree, at a speed of 185,999 miles/second, there is a distinct possibilty of screwing yourself. Or, you can vote for Obama to obtain the exact same result. Take heed.

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7chuck_carney(499 comments)posted 1 year, 10 months ago

Real change will begin shortly.

Vote for love of Nation, not revenge

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8gdog4766(1495 comments)posted 1 year, 10 months ago

Step up, get your Kool aid. No pushing there's plenty. Remember the black man is to blame. We your dedicated repuglicans in the government have only blocked everything for good. Step up there's plenty.

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9concerned(173 comments)posted 1 year, 10 months ago

Why is regulating fracking a bad thing? Why do republicans think businesses and industries can and should regulate themselves?

Clearly, they are not that gullible and trusting.

So they must be corrupt and greedy. How much money has Boehner taken from Fracking companies?

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10SeriouslyNow(192 comments)posted 1 year, 10 months ago

ODNR - OHIO Dept of Environmental Resources - (Republican administration) is control of all things regarding drilling and fracking in Ohio.

Either Boehner doesn't know that EPA is not controlling drilling or he is intentionally trying to scare Ohio citizens.

Shameful.

What folks don't know about the future of the coal industry is simply this: When natural gas prices fall (because of a suppply abundance) the profit in mining coal drops to the point that the coal industry can not compete.

With more natural gas here in OHIO coming on line, the coal industry is doomed.

It has nothing to do with the White House, it has everything to do with capitalism and free enterprise.

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11valleyred(1097 comments)posted 1 year, 10 months ago

Romney - Ryan 2012.

It will come down to Ohio. I think it is essentially tied here, perhaps Obama may have a 1pt lead. Turnout tomorrow will be key.

I would put Obama's odds at 55% to win, but you just never know what to expect.

Expect the worst, hope for the best. GO ROMNEY!

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12concerned(173 comments)posted 1 year, 10 months ago

Folks better hope the President is re-elected or there will be the scream of buyers' remorse heard 'round the world. Romney is a fraud.

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13Rockyroad(149 comments)posted 1 year, 10 months ago

Hey Delph, flip the record over and play the "B" side for a while because this song you're singing is beyond old. Mitt Romney, Bain Capital and the Republican Party are the destroyers of pensions, not Obama and the Democrats. Mitt will tell you and your fellow pensioners to stick it where the sun don't shine, so you'd best stop disparaging the President.

Many people have lost pensions over the years. You sure aren't the first or last, but you sure cry the most and lash out with blame to the blameless. The disgrace you speak of is not the President, it's in your selfishness. As the Godfather told Johnny Fontaine, "Act like a man!"

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14James_S(268 comments)posted 1 year, 10 months ago

I, for one, believe fracking should be done away with.

Drilling vertical wells and not fracturing- YES!

Digging for coal- YES!

Drilling horizontal wells (and probably invading other private property without owner's concent), injecting those horizontal wells with high-pressure, toxic, hazardous waste to enable the fracturing of the shale releasing the methane ONLY TO SHIP THE GAS OVERSEAS TO CHINA, FRANCE INDIA AND OTHER OF "THEIR" "DEVELOPING COUNTRIES WITHOUT OUR BEING ABLE TO USE THE GAS HERE TO OUR BENEFIT- A RESOUNDING NO!!!

Kasich has given free reign to the oil and gas companies, including not only U.S. companies BUT THE FORIEGN COMPANIES FROM CHINA AND FRANCE AS WELL, to be able to drill these horizontal, invasive, toxic fracking wells WITHOUT A MANDATORY TESTING AND STUDY OF A POTENTIAL (and most likely probable) environmental disaster... you know, like earhquakes and explosive drinking water,.....

Boehner and Kasich following partisan rules and obeying the dictates from headquarters... same old, same old...

I don't like Republican Speaker of the House Boehner- he announced, after he strong-armed his way into getting that position (with a little help from his "friends" in Washington), that he would make sure that there would be tight reins on Ron Paul (therefore
driving Ron Paul into obscurity in his Presidential bid).

Both are neoCONS.

Ron Paul is not a neoCON.

And I'm sure Romney is a neoCON too.

What and who to believe?

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15BIGDRILL(36 comments)posted 1 year, 10 months ago

Obama is kind of like a favorite pair of shoes. When the toes start coming out and they cause discomfort it is time to discard them. The Obama administration is starting to cause discomfort nationwide and it is time for a new one. We can always savor the memories of the past and forge ahead into a new future. Change is good and it is now time for a change.

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1676Ytown(1242 comments)posted 1 year, 10 months ago

The democratic party platform stands for CLEAN energy - wind, solar, renewable. That does not include coal or fracking. Why does this article suprise you?

White House environmental regulations are coming by end of year...more regulations!

http://thehill.com/blogs/e2-wire/e2-w...

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17Bill1776(20 comments)posted 1 year, 10 months ago

The most damning indictments against Barack Obama as he seeks reelection are his) false promises.
“That’s why today, I’m pledging to cut the deficit we inherited by half by the end of my first term in office.” That categorical pledge occurred three years ago, February 23, 2009.
Obama’s assurance that, “If I don’t have this done in three years, then there’s going to be a one-term proposition.”.

CNS.Com News: What Bush did it in eight years. Obama has done in three years and two months. Obama has added more to the national debt in three years and two months than Bush did in eight years. Ref. Bureau of Public Debt at the Treasury Department.

The Obama's big time vacations has added over a half billion to the debt. They take about one a month. His wife is costing us over a million a year for all her servants. The Obama’s are living like kings on our tax dollars and loans from other countries that we have to pay interest on.

Obama said he would secure our borders when he was running for president in 2008. Our borders are not secure! He sued Arizona for enforcing the law that he would not enforce.

Obama had his chance and failed Romney is a good business man that can straighten out the mess in Washington if anyone can. Romney will save Social Security and Medicare with Obama they will go belly up.

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18Phil_EngAmer(32 comments)posted 1 year, 10 months ago

The current administration wants to impose new regulations on fracking, but what happens is that Ohio gets less investment and less development and additional regulators. You basically wind up with the equivalent of DMV employees being responsible for whether or not Ohio’s economy grows. Don’t we have enough rules and regulations already?

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19DOLE2(594 comments)posted 1 year, 10 months ago

Re elect O & Look out for EPA coming to town!

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20cambridge(3013 comments)posted 1 year, 10 months ago

Obama 2012!

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21walter_sobchak(1910 comments)posted 1 year, 10 months ago

gdog4766
Nice the way you want to inject race into everything. Just because someone disagrees with Barack Hussein Obama, they are racist. Don't forget the president is half-white too. I don't support this president since I look at where he was raised, listen to what he proposes and I believe he is in love with the principles of Marxism. He would like to have a society where the state owned everything, there would be no class and we would adhere to the principle "from each according to their means to each according to their needs". Every citizen would be beholden to the government. Of course, this would stifle initiative but that wouldn't matter.

So, I will give you a softball. You and all the rest of the Obama supporters should just keep drinking the orange Kool-aid!

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22Jive_Turkey(32 comments)posted 1 year, 10 months ago

Some of you make me laugh when you say it takes more than 4 years to fix the issues that "Obama inherited."

Please stop and think for a second the things he has done to our country, namely increasing our debt from $11T to $17T in that time period. Do you know how this is going to impact our economy, especially in a global market? How about our plan to repay this debt? Will it be with USD? Heck no! It will be with techonology, weapons, aircraft, naval ships, precious metals, things that truly matter.

I urge people to research the facts and not buy into what the news says. It's not always right.

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2376Ytown(1242 comments)posted 1 year, 10 months ago

Even if we buy the "Obama inherited" whine, what has changed?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZgQhn...

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24natureman(66 comments)posted 1 year, 10 months ago

If you are middle class and you vote for Romney/Ryan you will be sorry. They only care about the wealthy of this country. Look at the shape our Ohio schools are in thanks to our Republican governor. The middle class will continue to pay higher and higher taxes under Romney while the idle rich get a free ride.

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25AnotherAverageCitizen(1174 comments)posted 1 year, 10 months ago

When Romney said let GM go bankrupt, the Repubs always say his tactic was not to shut down GM. The repubs always want to show Willard never said "shut down GM".

However the Repubs will use the same type scare tactic. Obama and local Dems only want FRACKING done safely. They do NOT want to shut it down completely. Repub "show me where Obama wants frecking stopped. Just because the EPA wants to protect life and property does not mean fracking should be stopped. They just want it to be safe. Fracking can be great for the Valley. But not if fault lines are being hit and causing earthqukes.

Bigdrill. if i had a pair of shoes so comfortable that i wore them out, I would want the same type of shoe again.

And I agree about the scare tactic about GUN control. The guns and ammo sold out at stores 4 years ago. Again empty scare tactics by the repubs.

OBAMA 2012

...4 MORE YEARS..........

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26AnotherAverageCitizen(1174 comments)posted 1 year, 10 months ago

I am not sure if the EPA will allow Boehner and Romney in Washington. Too much electric for the ""TANNING BEDS""

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27BIGDRILL(36 comments)posted 1 year, 10 months ago

The comfort zone is gone and you are right about it being time for another pair. This is the only way to alleviate the pain. The old pair is no longer soothing to the nation. To coin their phrase four years ago,"IT IS TIME FOR A CHANGE"! Romney and Ryan are ready to serve!

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28AnotherAverageCitizen(1174 comments)posted 1 year, 10 months ago

BIGDRILL.

Again if i had a great pair of comfy shoes, I would go and get the SAME comfy shoes.

RE-ELECT OBAMA

4 MORE YEARS

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29BIGDRILL(36 comments)posted 1 year, 10 months ago

The comfort zone is gone. They are worn. Since Obama and Biden landed in the White House the wear upon them got to the point of losing the desired functionality. We should thank them for their service and move on. It is time for the occupants and decor of the White House to change.

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30WilliamSwinger(341 comments)posted 1 year, 10 months ago

The Democrats destroyed the economy. Take a look at the marvelous job Dear Leader Bronco Bama as done:

-43 months of 8%+ unemployment
-16.2 trillion dollars in DEBT
-Al Qaeda is ALIVE
-Ambassador DEAD
-47 million on FOOD STAMPS
-MILLIONS left the labor force
-Grocery prices up 15%
-Income down 8.2%
-Gasoline prices up 250%
-Benghazi cover up.
-Fast n Furious cover up
-Billions in fraudulent "green" projects

And how about the other wonderful things the Democrats have achieved over the years:

The Democrat Party

-Fought for slavery
-Began the Civil War
-Founded the Ku Klux Klan
-Created Jim Crow
-Levied poll taxes
-Fought against Civil Rights
-Insured Japanese internment

The Democrats have been working to keep blacks and others down for 250 years!! Woo-hoo! Thank you Democrats!

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31AnotherAverageCitizen(1174 comments)posted 1 year, 10 months ago

The repubs did not want romney 4 years ago..

Mass did not want him back as Gov.

1994 Senate Run in Mass. How did that work out?

Ted Kennedy 1,265,997 votes 58%
Mitt Romney 894,000 votes 41%

Hmmmmm..

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32WilliamSwinger(341 comments)posted 1 year, 10 months ago

@AAC

Repeat after me... President Romney.

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33kurtw(848 comments)posted 1 year, 10 months ago

Re: Swinger "the Democrats destroyed economy, etc..."

Their history damns them- "Slavery, the Klu Klux Clan, Jim Crow, Poll tax, Opposition to Civil Rights, etc." it's all there plain as day, all you need to do is look up the facts.

For the Dems (short for Demagogues) to claim to be the "Peoples Party" would be laughable if it weren't so sad.

"By their Fruits Shall Ye Know Them", Jesus said to his followers in Mathew 7:16 and I think that comes much closer to understanding the current political situation than anything said by any of the pundits.

"By their Fruits shall Ye know them". In other words, look at what people, or a political party have done over their entire history and not what they tell you to win an election.

"Slavery, the Klu Klux Klan, Jim Crow, the Poll Tax, Opposition to Civil Rights", Yep, By their Fruits Shall Ye Know them.

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34kurtw(848 comments)posted 1 year, 10 months ago

In a few of these posts I heard Obama (and his Administration) compared to shoes, comfortable, not comfortable, well-worn, etc. or otherwise.

Actually, about the only type of footwear that I would compare the Obama Presidency too, would be a pair of hiking boots, sold as being weatherproof and rugged - completely waterproof, you know- , well, guess what, the first time you wore them and got caught in the rain- they fell apart: they were made out of cardboard.

Or a pair of penny loafers, only instead of a penny you got an IOU note printed in Chinese.

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35IslandMike(752 comments)posted 1 year, 10 months ago

Hey repoobs! Only 64 shopping days left until the 2nd Inauguration!!

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