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Ohio House passes gay housing, job rights bill

This is an important first step in getting major companies to further invest in Ohio and the Mahoning Valley.

We need to contact our state senators and urge them to pass HB176 as written.

September 16, 2009 at 11:22 p.m. suggest removal

How would Obama score on liar meter?

He lies nor more or less than every politician who ever lived on this planet.

September 16, 2009 at 9:37 a.m. suggest removal

Spirited, but calm

In response to Douglas Johnson comments I pose this Question:
Since you appose abortion would be willing to support legislation increasing mandating nurse taught sex education in all schools public and private since the lack of that education and inability of parents to adequately cover the subject with their own children directly corresponds to the problems of teen pregnancy and abortion.
Would be willing to support legislation increasing
access to adoption to all legal adults whether they be single, same sex couples, or interracial couples, and allowing the adoption of American children by parents outside of the United States, and requiring all adoption agencies and orphanages both public and private to adhere to these rules.

I agree that abortion is a horrible practice, but unless we resolve to handle the underlying causes it is a necessary option that must be available.

September 15, 2009 at 10:02 a.m. suggest removal

Spirited, but calm

As a small business owner who can barely afford to pay an employee there is no way my business could afford to provide an affordable health plan for my employees no matter how much I wanted too.

Is the proposed legislation perfect NO! Nothing that goes into or comes out of Washington ever is. At least not until we either give the President line item veto power or or require bills to be single issue preventing pork projects and hidden defense funding to be tacked onto otherwise logical bills.

Some have suggested allowing BIG Insurance more power by letting them sell plans across state lines. Currently plans do not sell across state lines because the federal govt. does not regulate insurance, states do! Are you proposing a new federal agency to oversee insurance? That seems like a states rights battle that would likely never be won. In addition this would allow the insurance giants to out compete or buy up all of the locally run regional health insurers thereby reducing competition and raising price not lowering them.

Others have suggested tort reform and I do agree that intelligent tort reform should be part of the answer,

However as to illegal aliens, first they won't have access, second most of them are here working for republican owned farms and businesses in California and Texas. Having lived in California most of my life I know that the migrant workers perform a valuable service to America doing work that most Americans consider to dangerous and menial for even their children to do. So unless you are proposing sending unemployed Ohio steel and autoworkers or your own children to work in the western farms at $4.00 to $6.00 and hour for 60+ hours a week while living in tin shacks with no running water, I suggest you rethink that part of the solution.

As for Mr. Dave Williams' comment that "Medicare and Medicaid should have been gotten rid of 50 years ago" that sounds like he wants families to have to decide when "Grandma" kicks the bucket because they can't afford to pay for her insurance/health care any more. (kinda like a min death panel, that so many have complained about)

Finally the public option will not be taxpayer subsidized, secondly unless you think that the insurance company executives are stupid and lazy they will come up with creative ways to keep customers and make their plans more affordable just the way they would do it if a new private company came on the market and undercut their prices and started taking their customer base.

Just needed to voice my 2 cents and inject a little logic into an otherwise illogical debate.

September 15, 2009 at 9:47 a.m. suggest removal

Avoid government health care

I have to disagree with you Dan, as a small business owner who can barely afford to pay an employee there is no way my business could afford to provide an affordable health plan for my employees no matter how much I wanted too.

Currently plans do not sell across state lines because the federal govt. does not regulate insurance, states do! Are you proposing a new federal agency to oversee insurance? That seems like a states rights battle you likely could never win. In addition this would allow the insurance giants to out compete or buy up all of the locally run regional health insurers thereby reducing competition and the likelihood of any savings being passed on to the employers or to consumers.

I do agree with you that intelligent tort reform should be part of the answer, however as to illegal aliens, first they won't have access, second most of them are here working for republican owned farms and businesses in California and Texas. Having lived in California most of my life I know that the migrant workers perform a valuable service to America doing work that most Americans consider to dangerous and menial for even their children to do. So unless you are proposing sending unemployed Ohio steel and autoworkers or your own children to work in the western farms at $4.00 to $6.00 and hour for 60+ hours a week while living in tin shacks with no running water, I suggest you rethink that part of your solution.
Finally the public option will not be taxpayer subsidized, secondly unless you think that the insurance company executives are simply going to roll over and play dead (not likely) they will come up with creative ways to keep customers and make their plans more affordable, and the way they will do it is to require health providers to become more efficient.

Just needed to voice my 2 cents.

September 13, 2009 at 10:28 a.m. suggest removal

Kidz Go Grey to Green This Saturday

This was a fantastic event, by my estimate there were over 700 people in attendance throughout the day. Lots of networking, fun for kids, people of all persuasions laughing and hanging out together enjoying the music, art and discussions, and display booths.

This is what Youngstown should be about! and this is why I moved here!

September 13, 2009 at 10:08 a.m. suggest removal

Green for a day at Wick

This was a fantastic event, by my estimate there were over 700 people in attendance throughout the day. Lots of networking, fun for kids, people of all persuasions laughing and hanging out together enjoying the music, art and discussions, and display booths.

This is what Youngstown should be about! and this is why I moved here!

September 13, 2009 at 10:05 a.m. suggest removal

Grey to Green fest promotes green technology and jobs

This was a fantastic event, by my estimate there were over 700 people in attendance throughout the day. Lots of networking, fun for kids, people of all persuasions laughing and hanging out together enjoying the music, art and discussions, and display booths.

This is what Youngstown should be about! and this is why I moved here!

September 13, 2009 at 10:04 a.m. suggest removal

Saturday's Grey to Green points to future

This was a fantastic event, by my estimate there were over 700 people in attendance throughout the day. Lots of networking, fun for kids, people of all persuasions laughing and hanging out together enjoying the music, art and discussions, and display booths.

This is what Youngstown should be about! and this is why I moved here!

September 12, 2009 at 8:53 p.m. suggest removal

Pop tax a bad idea

Just an update I went to a friends house for dinner and stopped for a bottle of wine ( I don't drink alcohol myself) I was shocked at the low prices. I bought a bottle of California wine that sells in California for over $13 a bottle plus 8% sales tax for just $7.49 I know that California has a higher cost of doing business (rents, wages, etc.) But for a bottle of wine to cost half as much when it had to be trucked over two thousand miles seems silly. So let me adjust my proposed alcohol taxes.
1st. $.50 per container of beer, or $8.00 per keg.
2nd $2.00 per bottle of wine.
3rd $3.00 per bottle of spirits.

These would be in addition to any existing taxes.

July 25, 2009 at 4:45 p.m. suggest removal

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