Former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland (D) is in a tight race with incumbent Senator Rob Portman (R) for Portman's Senate seat. Robbie is a career political hack -- a corporate shill, an out-sourcer supreme, an NRA apologist, and a coward. He's a one-percenter who's not only personally wealthy, he has the financial backing of the Chamber of Commerce, the Koch brothers, and a variety of dark-money sources. They're all spending big to attack Strickland with TV ads which repeat a few lies over and over.
Class, we've covered this material before, but I want to make sure you've got these three points. There may be a quiz.
- Ted Strickland did not raise taxes by $800 million. He merely delayed an already-planned tax cut by one year in order to balance the budget. This is a "tax increase" only in Republican double-speak. Overall, Strickland reduced taxes by 13%.
- Ted Strickland did not cause Ohio to lose 350,000 jobs. There was a little thing called the Great Recession. You might recall it -- the worst financial downturn since 1929. Things were sucky from coast to coast, and jobs were lost everywhere. Ohio did better than many states.
- Ted Strickland did not piss away Ohio's rainy-day fund. The Great Recession was one hell of a rain storm, and he used our contingency fund appropriately, to avoid the alternative of tax increases and service cuts. That's what a rainy-day fund is for.
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If you still need one more fact to convince you that Robbie Portman is a hack and a coward and a robotic tool, try this: Portman endorses Donald Trump.