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OzarkDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 10:39 AM
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Ohio Senate Race Focuses On Economy
Ohio's unemployment rate is once again among the nation's highest.

A new report from the Department of Labor said one of every 17 Ohioans is out of work, and Ohio has lost 195,000 manufacturing jobs over the last five years.

"Everybody's worried where their next check's coming from, how long they're going to be working, whether they're going to be unemployed. The uncertainty is there," said Ohio resident John Nugent.


http://www.wtov9.com/news/10044929/detail.html
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Dr.Phool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 10:50 AM
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1. I had a house in Cleveland, it took 4 YEARS to sell!
It finally closed last month. Whew. And it was in a nicer section of Cleveland's west side, around the corner from Puritas metroparks.
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still_one Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 10:58 AM
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2. If the people in Ohio are really worried, they can do something about it
in November

In spite of the nationwide poll numbers which favor the Democrats, I am extremely skeptical that they will take back Congress

No one questions the extremely fast drop in energy prices. Did demand slow that quickly, did the world situation suddenly improve that much?

The stock market has made an impressive move up, in a midterm election year, where the polls indicate the party which allowed the corporations to write the legislation may not win. Does the stock market know something? In other words, maybe the market doesn't believe the polls, or doesn't believe if the Democrats take over they can undo what the Republicans have done for them

This election will be extremely interesting, because it should indicate how the people really feel. There is no ambiguity where this administration and the republican congress stand on all the issues

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OzarkDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 11:05 AM
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3. They are, Brown is well ahead in the polls
because he has been focusing on jobs and the economy from the beginning of his campaign.

The economy (including gas prices) is the most talked about issue here in Ohio this election year, bar none. Even though gas prices have been dropping, voters are still wondering when they'll go back up again. Independent voters have lost faith in the GOP to protect their interests.

DeWine's disapproval ratings are at their highest levels ever - up to 50%. His approval remains low at 42%. Voters are making up their minds about DeWine.

http://www.surveyusa.com/client/PollTrack.aspx?g=be638b...
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still_one Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 11:08 AM
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5. I hope the poll numbers are reflected on election day for Brown
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 11:05 AM
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4. It is that great economy that they keep talking about
I keep asking where, because it sure isn't here.
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liberalhistorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 11:16 AM
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6. You know things are bad in Ohio when
you move from there to South Dakota and the economic situation drastically improves! A lifelong Ohioan, I moved from the Cleveland area to Rapid City, SD, last summer, and, with the exception of having to leave my son and family and friends, have never, ever regretted it. The economy here and in most of the state is far, far better than in Ohio, it's like a different planet. Even the political situation is a little better, I actually have a Dem senator and the state's lone congressional rep is a Dem and people here don't tolerate the extremist repubs very well (I think the abortion ban will be overturned at the election booth next month, people are really angry about it).

It takes months of searching in Ohio just to find an okay job and, in desperation, you end up taking the first one offered after months of searching, only to be fired months later because it wasn't the right job for you and it's also an employer's market. The only jobs increasing there are the vulturous debt collectrolls, and I will never, ever do that. I will never, ever go back to being desperate for a job (and I have a college degree and years of experience!), only to find that the only people calling aren't for job interviews but debt collectrolls making money off of your misfortune and misery.

Ohioans have brought this all on themselves, however. For fifteen years, they've voted in the pukes who've maintained a death grip on the state and totally ruined it in the process. They've enacted some of the toughest anti-consumer and anti-employee legislation in the country, and have been some of the most corrupt group of "leaders' the state has ever seen (and that's saying a lot!). They've gutted higher education in the state and the universities are the first place they look to cut. And all they've cared about is stupid trivial shit like gay marriage and banning strip clubs and adult shops and school prayer, etc., etc.

They're even trying to enact a bill not only criminalizing abortion, but making it illegal to go to another state where it's legal to get one. They're too fucking stupid to understand the interstate commerce clause and how that provision is, in and of itself, unconstitutional and illegal.

You can't get them to give a shit about any issues that actually affect the state's citizens, but yell "gay marriage" or "school prayer" or "abortion" or "strip clubs", etc., etc., and they'll come running to the statehouse. And then they wonder why anyone who can do so is fleeing the state as fast as they can (I'm not the only one just among my own circle of family and friends to have left the state for good and I know second-hand of many others). And Ohioans kept voting them all in year after year, so fuck them all and fuck the state. I'm never going back!!!!!
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OzarkDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 11:26 AM
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7. Term limits have been a disaster too
GOP reps know they will only be there a little while and they're expected to obey their corporate masters if they want a nice job when they get out.

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General Lee Donating Member (45 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 11:32 AM
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8. Let's hope that this time,
the people of Ohio don't vote the Republican line as they did in 2004. However, I'll believe it when I see!
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hijinx87 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 11:33 AM
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9. It's the economy, stupid

that worked quite well for clinton in 92. maybe we should stick
with what works.

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