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Economists answer: Should we really be better off already?

Gridlock in Congress has made economic recovery more difficult. Congress doesn’t serve us when it cannot work together. Gridlock comes from “gerrymandering” that lets politicians create congressional districts that are “safe” for incumbents. Legislators from “safe” districts know their party will win the next election. They have no incentive to work in a bi-partisan way if they’ll be elected without it. Ohio voters can tackle gridlock: Vote Yes on Issue 2 to eliminate gerrymandered “safe” districts. By making elections more competitive, legislators will have to earn re-election by working to find solutions. They won’t earn it with gridlock.

November 4, 2012 at 3:52 p.m. suggest removal

Much at stake at polls

Promises from presidential hopefuls, but Congress makes the laws, and gridlock paralyzes congress. Gridlock comes from “gerrymandering” that lets politicians create congressional districts that are “safe” for incumbents. Legislators from “safe” districts know their party will win the next election. They have no incentive to work in a bi-partisan way if they’ll be elected without it. Ohio voters can tackle gridlock: Vote Yes on Issue 2 to eliminate gerrymandered “safe” districts. By making elections more competitive, legislators will have to earn re-election by working to find solutions. They won’t earn it with gridlock.

November 4, 2012 at 3:48 p.m. suggest removal

GENERAL ELECTION

Haven’t heard about Issue 2? It’s a common-sense step towards fixing a broken system. Currently politicians (both parties) split communities apart when they draw congressional districts. They do this to assure their own re-election at the expense of the community. Eastern Toledo and Western Cleveland are in the same district. That doesn’t make sense. Yes on Issue 2 = Fair Districts.

November 4, 2012 at 3:46 p.m. suggest removal

We must be heard

The Democrats are whining again. They say the way Ohio’s Congressional districts are drawn is unfair. And the next time Ohio flips and the Democrats dominate our State House, we’ll be the ones whining about the same thing. Come on guys, let’s be big boys and girls and vote Yes on Issue 2. It’s preventative maintenance that will keep their noses clean. Issue 2 is common sense. Both parties spend too much time fighting each other when they should be working for Ohio. I’m tired of it. I voted Yes on Issue 2.

October 30, 2012 at 12:45 p.m. suggest removal

Poll favors Brown over Mandel by four points

We need a congress that can function and find solutions. We can’t afford more gridlock--businesses are stymied when paralysis keeps legislation unsettled. Gridlock comes from “gerrymandering” that lets politicians create congressional districts that are “safe” for incumbents. Legislators from “safe” districts know their party will win the next election. There’s no incentive to work in a bi-partisan way if you’ll be elected without it. Ohio voters can tackle gridlock: Vote Yes on Issue 2 to eliminate gerrymandered “safe” districts. By making elections more competitive, legislators will have to earn re-election by working to find solutions. They won’t earn it with gridlock.

October 29, 2012 at 12:41 p.m. suggest removal

Privatizing prisons is a scam

Regarding Issue 2, The League of Women Voters worked decades to get a bi-partisan solution to eliminate gerrymandered congressional districts. The dominant party never agrees. Issue 2 breaks that stranglehold. Drawing congressional districts will be an open, public process (it isn’t now), and the criteria will be compact districts that don’t split communities apart (currently the criteria is maximizing “safe” districts for the dominant political party.) Issue 2 is good for Ohio. As for the cost, don’t let the politicians scare you. They’ll say anything. They spent $2 million of Ohio taxpayer money to get the unfair congressional districts we have now.

October 23, 2012 at 12:40 p.m. suggest removal

Ads launched for Issue 2

Yes on Issue 2 is a vote for greater accountability. It will make the process of drawing congressional districts open, public, and accountable through transparency--something that is entirely lacking today. Today politicians behind closed doors with lobbyists and rig the districts to favor their own party. When they rig “safe” districts they aren’t voted out (how’s that for accountability!). To achieve this they split apart communities to water down our vote. Eastern Toledo and western Cleveland are in the same district! How fair is that? It serves the interests of the politicians not the communities. Issue 2 is common sense. I voted Yes on Issue 2.

October 23, 2012 at 12:25 p.m. suggest removal

Constitution, redistricting issues draw controversy

Issue 2 is good for Ohio. It will eliminate gridlock in Congress. "Gerrymandering" lets politicians create congressional districts that are “safe” for incumbents. Legislators from “safe” districts know their party will win the next election. There’s no incentive to work in a bi-partisan way if you’ll be elected without it. Voting Yes on Issue 2 will eliminate gerrymandered “safe” districts. By making elections more competitive, legislators will have to earn re-election by working to find solutions. They won’t earn it with gridlock.

October 23, 2012 at 11:13 a.m. suggest removal

Two large Ohio newspapers split endorsements between Obama, Romney

Candidates present different views, but the real test is in Washington where gridlock paralyzes Congress. Gridlock hurts us all. Gridlock comes from “gerrymandering” that lets politicians create congressional districts that are “safe” for incumbents. Legislators from “safe” districts know their party will win the next election. There’s no incentive to work in a bi-partisan way if you’ll be elected without it. Ohio voters can tackle gridlock: Vote Yes on Issue 2 to eliminate gerrymandered “safe” districts. By making elections more competitive, legislators will have to earn re-election by working to find solutions. They won’t earn it with gridlock. Vote Yes on Issue 2.

October 22, 2012 at 2:56 p.m. suggest removal

Constitution, redistricting issues draw controversy

Our legislators treat us more like subjects than citizens each time they carve Ohio into congressional districts. They do it behind closed doors without public input or oversight. They split our communities to draw a map that favors their own re-election, and we just have to accept it. Both parties do it. They’d rather hang on to power than give citizens fair districts and fair elections. Issue 2 will eliminate this obvious political self serving. Drawing the districts will be a public process, and making it public makes it accountable to the citizens rather than the party bosses. I’m voting yes on Issue 2 because of tired of politicos creating “safe” seats for themselves at our expense.

October 22, 2012 at 2:50 p.m. suggest removal

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