Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Congratulations to Betty Sutton, and kudos to Tom Ganley for running such a great race

I'd like to congratulate Betty Sutton on her election victory, which allowed her to retain her seat representing OH-13 in the U.S. House of Representatives.

I'd also like to compliment Tom Ganley for running such a strong, spirited and honorable race.

Now it's time to look to the future and decide which direction we're heading in America and Northeast Ohio. I hope you'll do this, Betty Sutton, and consider how you can work with the party in power in the House to make our state and our nation a better place.

There will be opportunities for compromise and working together, and I hope you're willing to do this.

What are we expecting from you and Congress in the next two years, Betty Sutton?
  • A balanced budget and a significant reduction in federal spending.
  • Sensible, comprehensive national energy policy.
  • Extension of tax cuts for ALL Americans, including small businesses.
  • A repeal of the unconstitutional and most-costly portions of the health insurance law passed earlier this year.
Please get this done and prove to us that you're really representing Northeast Ohio.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

It's time. Speak up. Vote. Send Betty Sutton home.

Today's the day folks. It's time to bring new faces and new ideas to Washington.

Betty Sutton faces off today against Tom Ganley in the race to represent the people of Ohio District 13 in the U.S. House Representatives.

As you make your decision in the booth today, please remember:

- America isn't about political parties, R's and D's. We're about good people, hard work and good leaders. Vote your conscience and with your heart.

- Tom Ganley has never run for office before, but he's been in business for more than 40 years, has 2 million satisfied customers, created 5,000 jobs and represents a new direction for Ohio and Washington. He's a husband, father and grandfather and has been a good and charitable citizen of Northeast Ohio for decades.

- Betty Sutton is a career politician, took office in the House in 2007, has voted to increase the national debt by $5 trillion, has accepted $20,000 in campaign donations from Nancy Pelosi and her groups in 2010 and championed Cash For Clunkers. She's voted with Speaker Pelosi on legislation 99 percent of the time and failed to support policies to stop job losses as unemployment has jumped to nearly 10 percent in her district.

Thank you for taking the time to read this blog. God bless Ohio and God bless America.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Send a message. Send Betty Sutton home.

With less than 24 hours to go before the polls open on November 2, it's time to send a message to our leaders in Washington and to Betty Sutton.

  • We the people are tired of government over-spending and over-taxing.
  • We are tired of wasteful stimulus programs approved by Betty Sutton that help big banks but do nothing for those of use here in Medina, Lorain, Elyria, Barberton, Akron and Cleveland.
  • We don't want leaders like Betty Sutton who vote to allow a government takeover of the health care system, government making our health care decisions for us or imposing fines on us for not complying with the new, unfair law.
  • We're tired of 10 percent unemployment while Congress tells us what a great job they're doing creating jobs.
  • We're tired of supporting leaders like Betty Sutton who take tens of thousands of dollars in campaign donations from Nancy Pelosi and hundreds of thousands of dollars from pro-abortion special interests.
If you're visiting this blog for the first time, be sure to read through my previous posts. They contain background on Betty Sutton's abysmal jobs track record, her votes to increase our national debt by $5 trillion in less than 4 years, her support of wasteful government spending and her loyalty to her boss, Nancy Pelosi.

Please remember all of this when you vote on Tuesday. Your vote can help change the direction of Ohio and of America.

Friday, October 29, 2010

65 percent of Americans want to boot the entire Congress - let's do our part to boot Betty Sutton

Rasmussen released the results of an interesting survey yesterday, which reveals that 65 percent of all Americans favor getting rid of the entire Congress.

This isn't a shock to those of us who have been voicing concerns for years about a growing national debt and leaders who ignore the wishes of the people they were elected to represent.

Even more telling, 60 percent of likely voters have an unfavorable impression of our own Betty Sutton's boss, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Pelosi took over as Speaker at the same time Betty Sutton first took office in 2007. Since then, Betty Sutton has voted with Pelosi 99 PERCENT OF THE TIME. That's quite a track record, when you consider that those votes have enabled a government takeover of health care, a $5 trillion run-up in the national debt (total is now $13.6 trillion) and a government seizure of assets of automakers GM and Chrysler.

And remember, as I've reported in this blog before, Nancy Pelosi is funding Betty Sutton's campaign. Pelosi and her groups have funneled piles of cash ($20,000 so far) to Sutton and her campaign in 2010.

In four days, you'll get to voice your opinion on Nancy Pelosi, Betty Sutton and our out-of-control Congress.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Getting out and voting is the key to defeating Betty Sutton

Today's article in The Plain Dealer focuses on the final push by candidates all over Northeast Ohio to win over the hearts and minds of voters.

It touches on the Ganley-Sutton race. As Betty Sutton herself notes, "It's going to be key at the end of the day to make sure that people exercise their right to vote and the power they have in that vote."

Never were truer words spoken.

The key to this election and defeating Sutton is to get to the polls on Tuesday and vote. This could be a close one, and every single last ballot is going to matter.

You can do your part not only by voting, but by encouraging your friends, neighbors, children, parents and coworkers to cast a vote for their future.

Remind them that:
  • The national debt has ballooned by $5 trillion since Betty Sutton took office and her boss Nancy Pelosi became speaker in 2007. This is the fastest and largest increase in our debt in history.
  • Sutton's campaign is funded by Nancy Pelosi and her groups to the tune of $20,000.
  • Unemployment has skyrocketed in Northeast Ohio under Betty Sutton's watch.
  • The facts show Cash For Clunkers was a FAILURE and a waste of tax dollars.
  • Most voters are opposed to the federal government's takeover of health care, which Betty Sutton supported and helped pass.
  • Sutton's deciding vote allowed the House to adjourn and hit the campaign trail in September, without passing a federal budget and without extending tax cuts for middle class and working Americans.

It might seem unlikely that spreading these messages and urging your friends to vote will have any impact on an election. But imagine if you could get just one person who would otherwise stay home to instead come out and cast a vote against Betty Sutton and for Tom Ganley? Now imagine what would happen if everyone did the same thing.

Your voice and vote can and WILL make a difference. I know this first-hand. Thousands of Ohioans have visited this web site and I've received emails of support throughout the campaign. Even Betty Sutton's staff keeps tabs on this web site (really! they read these posts just like you do!) because they know the power of the voice of the people.

Exercise that power that you have. Get out and vote. Urge your friends to vote. Let's be the force that brings change to Washington and to America.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Tom Ganley takes business approach to governing

Who do you want to represent your interests in Congress for the next two years? A career politician like Betty Sutton who will take a political approach to government? Or a businessman like Tom Ganley, who stated at the Akron Press Club yesterday that he will take a business approach to leading?

So far, Sutton's politics as usual approach has gotten us 10 percent unemployment, a massive run-up in the national debt unlike any seen in our country's history, a government takeover of our health care decisions and a divided and distrustful America.

Tom Ganley has never run for office before, and that's a good thing. He's devoted his life to building his car dealership network, creating more than 5,000 jobs in the process and generating millions of dollars in tax revenue for the communities he serves. He's advocating a cutback in federal spending (which is something Sutton seems to have no interest in doing) and wants to help undo some of the damage the present Congress and administration have done in the last two years.

What does Northeast Ohio need more than anything right now? JOBS.
Who has a lifetime of experience creating jobs and running a profitable business? GANLEY.
Who has a lifetime of experience running for office, collecting a fat government paycheck and spending other people's tax dollars? SUTTON.

In six days, we'll have the opportunity to take our pick of who we think is the best leader for Northeast Ohio.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Betty Sutton says she's proud of her record in Congress - but how do YOU feel about her record?

Betty Sutton told the audience at the Akron Press Club last week that she is proud of her record as a member of Congress. As reported by the Akron Beacon Journal, Sutton "said she is concerned about federal spending, but was not afraid to take action when it was necessary." Meanwhile, the federal debt has ballooned to $13.6 trillion thanks to an utter lack of concern about federal over-spending while she has been in office.

She also touted her record of spending billions of tax dollars on the failed Cash for Clunkers program (which caused a run-up in used car prices and didn't result in more cars being sold in the long run), supporting and passing the Credit Cardholder Bill of Rights (which is to blame for the run up in our credit card rates just prior to its going into effect), and her support for small businesses and employers (even though she left Washington to go campaigning without voting to prevent a massive tax increase on small businesses in September).

We're in the home stretch folks. Every candidate is out there trumpeting their accomplishments and spinning their failures as successes. If you're still undecided about who you will vote for in the Ohio District 13 race for the U.S. House of Representatives (Sutton or Ganley), it's time to sit back and do some real soul searching.
  • Are you satisfied with the economy in Northeast Ohio?
  • Has it improved since Betty Sutton was elected in 2006?
  • Are you satisfied with the performance of the current Congress?
  • Do you see more or less opportunity for jobs, business growth and success in Ohio since Betty Sutton took office?
  • Do you want a representative who is taking tens of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from Nancy Pelosi?
  • Can we do better by giving someone new a shot in Washington?

I understand why some folks want to vote for Betty Sutton. I'm a registered Democrat and voted for her in 2008. I understand Northeast Ohio traditionally votes for strong Democratic candidates that represent the working class.

But there comes a time where we must face the fact that the leaders we've elected to represent us in Congress have failed to look out for our interests. They've allowed jobs to disappear. They've spent more of our tax dollars than they took in. There comes a time when perhaps new voices and new ideas are the only hope to put America back on the right track.

In the next seven days, think hard about your future, your children's futures and your grandchildren's futures. Think hard about whether Congress has given us a fair shake or if they've done anything to help ordinary Americans in these difficult times. Think about whether a change in direction will help. Think about whether you want to invite Betty Sutton back or if you want to give someone else a chance to work for us.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Voters are increasingly fed up with Betty Sutton's negative, mud-slinging campaign

Today's campaign snapshot comes from The Suburbanite, a small community newspaper that serves parts of Betty Sutton's district in Summit County. Sometimes these small weekly papers can get lost in the shuffle of big media endorsments and large newspapers running puff pieces supporting certain candidates and muck-raking sludge for their opponents.

But Frank Weaver Jr.'s piece in The Suburbanite really stands out from the crowd- particularly in his criticism of Betty Sutton for the dirty campaign she's been running.

Weaver takes Sutton's campaign to task for attacking Tom Ganley for his record as an auto dealer and he wonders aloud why Sutton can't manage to promote her own accomplishments in her commercials. He says all of the negativity makes it hard to know how to vote.

But as Weaver notes:

For many, dirty campaigning has become an art. The latest political painting
using abhorrent verbosity in advertising comes from the democratic party in
support of Betty Sutton, our incumbent Congresswoman. At present, her opponent,
Tom Ganley, has done the decent thing, so far, and tried keeping his campaign
above board. And that's the way it should be.

Weaver is right. Ganley has run a fair and decent campaign. He has taken the high road and fought a clean political fight against Sutton. Congresswoman Sutton's decision to get down in the mud, instead of tout her own accomplisments, points out something that I've been saying all along - Betty Sutton has no notable accomplishments to brag about.

More than 10 percent of Ohio District 13 constituents are unemployed. Betty Sutton has voted to spend trillions of our tax dollars on new entitlement programs like government-enforced and regulated health care and the idiotic Cash for Clunkers program. She has taken tens of thousands of dollars from Nancy Pelosi and has done her bidding in Congress. She has voted to plunge America further into debt (we now owe our creditors, including the communist Chinese government, more than $13 trillion).

Sutton can't run positive campaign ads because she doesn't have any accomplishments to impress us with - just failures and politics as usual.

I can't speak for Mr. Weaver or say how he might vote in two weeks. But his voice sounds familiar - like the thousands of other Ohio voters who are sick and tired of Betty Sutton's politics as usual. Like the thousands of other Ohioans who are ready for a change in direction and a change in tone.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Did you know? Nancy Pelosi is funding Betty Sutton's 2010 campaign


Voters fed up with the antics of the current Congress and its utter disregard for the will of the people, and particularly those displeased with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's leadership, may be shocked to learn that Pelosi and groups controlled by Pelosi are in fact FUNDING Betty Sutton's campaign this year.

I recently reviewed campaign finance disclosures to the FEC and noticed that Nancy Pelosi, via her own re-election campaign fund, made two contributions of $2,000 ($4,000 total) to Betty Sutton's campaign earlier this year. And just for good measure, the Pelosi-led Political Action Committee called PAC to the Future made two $5,000 donations ($10,000 total) to Sutton's campaigns on the same days that Pelosi's campaign made donations. The fun doesn't stop there though. Pelosi's campaign also made three more donations totaling $6,000 to the Betty Sutton for Congress campaign committee.

That's a grand total of $20,000 Pelosi dollars funneled to Betty Sutton and her committee so far in 2010. And that's just what we know about right now. Who knows how high the final dollar count will be when the campaign is all said and done?

This just seems to be the game that's played in Washington these days. After all, Sutton's committee also was more than happy to take $2,000 from former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel's "Friends of Rahm Emanuel" group in 2006. And the $10,000 she and her committee received from pro-abortion PAC Emily's List helped fill her campaign coffers this year. I guess campaigns are expensive and all that cash for attack ads, fliers and staffers has to come from someplace.

Now there's nothing expressly illegal about any of this. But then again, Pelosi's PACs have been known to skirt campaign finance laws in the past. So you be the judge. Do you want a congressional rep like Betty Sutton who is financially beholden to someone like Nancy Pelosi? Do you want a rep who is more than willing to play the political money game and take thousands of dollars from special interests that aim to advance the agenda of Speaker Pelosi?

I do not.

Lorain County newspaper endorses Tom Ganley

Lorain County may very well be the heart of Ohio's working class heritage. It has been home to countless thousands of steelworkers, autoworkers, craftsmen and service workers and their families. These hard-working Ohioans perhaps know better than most how difficult the economic downturn has been and how important good leadership is to creating an environment where employment can grow and businesses can thrive.

So it's heartening to see that Lorain County's most-read newspaper, The Morning Journal, has endorsed a candidate for Congress that it thinks understands job creation and will best lead the citizens of Ohio District 13 in the U.S. House of Representatives.

In its endorsement of Tom Ganley, The Morning Journal stated, "The 13th District includes Lorain and Elyria and stretches southeast into Akron. The economically troubled district, and the recession-battered nation, can not continue following the wrong-headed remedies prescribed by Obama and his followers, including Sutton."

"Voters need to take control of their own destiny and elect people like Tom Ganley who have the sense and the courage to end our downward spiral of economic uncertainty, crushing debt and bloated federal government."

"It's time to send a job-creating businessman to Washington. On Nov. 2, we strongly urge voters in Lorain County, and throughout the 13th District, to elect Republican Tom Ganley to Congress."

It's undeniable that our hard working residents and our communities need a change in direction if they are to survive and thrive.

I wholeheartedly agree with The Morning Journal's editorial staff. It is time to send someone like Tom Ganley, who has experience in job creation, someone who understands how to run an efficient and profitable business, someone who isn't the same-old same-old politician, to Washington to work for us.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

A critical look at Betty Sutton's failed pet project, Cash for Clunkers

Betty Sutton's campaign frequently points to 2009's Cash For Clunkers program as one of her major successes while serving in the House. Sutton was the sponsor of the House version of the bill and was instrumental in its design and passage.

But how can someone call an abject failure and waste of tax dollars one of her biggest successes?

Cash for Clunkers, which cost taxpayers $3 billion, was created to give a much-needed jolt to the U.S. auto industry, while also removing older, less fuel-efficient vehicles from the road. In July and August 2009, approximately 690,000 car buyers took advantage of the program.

The gimmick created a short-term spike in auto sales. But long-term, it had some less than desirable effects:

Let's be honest here. The evidence shows Cash for Clunkers was a dud, expensive and totally unnecessary. The end result was that YOU paid taxes to purchase cars for other people and U.S. automakers suffered market share losses.

This is Betty Sutton's crowing achievement as your representative - spending your tax dollars, contributing a few billion dollars to the budget deficit and helping foreign automakers.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Betty Sutton sent me a letter this week. Yay!


Betty Sutton sent me a letter explaining her health insurance vote this week. I've reprinted it here, with my thoughts typed in blue, bold italics. Enjoy.


Thank you for contacting my office regarding health care reform. This important issue affects the lives of those in Ohio's 13th District and all others across our country. I appreciate you taking the time to convey your opinions about this crucial reform.

As you know, this great nation continues to find too many of its own without health insurance. Americans who receive health care from their employers are finding their benefits scaled back or outright cut. Companies are increasing employee premium contributions, deductibles and co-pays to adjust for the soaring increases.


Not that many of us in OH-13 are so dissatisfied with our health coverage that we earn at work that we feel the need for a $1 trillion, taxpayer funded, government mandated system. But naturally, if the price of something like health insurance goes up, I'm going to pay more. I really don't see why government should be concerned with how much or how little I pay for coverage.

And while there are some public assistance programs such as Medicaid, the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and state high risk pools, it is still very difficult for many Americans, especially those with health problems, to find affordable coverage. The 38 million citizens nationwide who currently live without health insurance, and the 45,000 of whom that will lose their lives because of lack of medical care, deserve better.

Betty neglects to mention Medicare, which we all already pay for out of each paycheck. She also dismisses the millions of Americans covered by Medicare, Medicaid and CHIP as "some."

Also, why not work first to address the issues impacting cost of care, such as lack of open competition among insurers across state lines or the cost of liability insurance paid by doctors and hospitals? This new law won't bring down the cost of medical care and doesn't really touch on the issue of tort reform.


On March 21, 2010, Congress made the long-overdue step toward bringing an end to the unconscionable practices of many insurance companies and toward ensuring all Americans have access to health care. With
my support, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 3590, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, as well as H.R. 4872, the Reconciliation Act of 2010. This legislation brings real health insurance reform Americans need now.

And creates a government mandate that criminalizes being a citizen who chooses not to purchase health coverage.

H.R. 3590 and H.R. 4872 will put a stop to the discriminatory practices of insurance companies that deny care based on pre-existing conditions, enabling 9,000 residents in Ohio's 13th District to gain coverage. Out-of-pocket expenses that insurance companies impose on my constituents will now be capped, protecting 1,700 residents from bankruptcy due to unaffordable health care costs.

This legislation also eliminates lifetime caps and annual caps on people who have paid for insurance, so people will have insurance when they need it most. Furthermore, seniors will greatly benefit, as the solvency of Medicare is strengthened, the costs of drugs lowered, and the donut hole closed. Overall, the health of the 13th District will greatly improve for the 420,000 who currently have health insurance and the 33,500 who, until now, have had to live without.

The law supposedly helps 40,000 of us in OH-13 but penalizes 400,000 of us and strips us of our freedom of choice and our liberty.

There are immediate benefits to Americans from the enactment of health care reform.

Immediate benefits such as:

- Costing AT&T $1 billion this quarter alone.
- Costing Verizon $970 million this quarter.
- Hitting up John Deere for $150 million.
- Caterpillar will lose $100 million.

The list goes on and on. The money these companies are losing would have otherwise gone to employees and shareholders in the form of wages, new jobs and earnings. Instead, the government reaps the benefits of the hard work of Americans and American companies. All told, economists predict the cost to American employers to be at least $14 billion this quarter. This quarter. We've got four years of this before this law even takes full effect!

Effective upon the President's signature on March 24, 2010, small businesses choosing to offer coverage will receive tax credits of up to 35% of the cost of health insurance premiums, and Medicare beneficiaries who hit the donut hole in 2010 will receive a $250 rebate. Ninety days after the enactment, Americans who were previously denied health insurance coverage due to pre-existing conditions, will be eligible for health care through the use of a temporary high-risk pool. Six months after enactment, insurance companies will be prohibited from denying children coverage because of pre-existing conditions, young people can remain on their parents' policy until their twenty-sixth birthday, people cannot be dropped from their policy when they get sick, and no one will be subjected to lifetime coverage caps. Beginning January 1, 2011, preventive services for seniors will be exempted from deductibles under the Medicare program and co-payments for such services will be eliminated. Furthermore, as of 2014, health insurance exchanges in each state will be open to individuals and small employers, enabling them to comparison shop for standardized health packages.

For more than a year, Congress has considered, debated, and revised health care reform.

And ignored the voice of the majority of the people who called for common sense reform, not a trillion dollar monstrosity.

While this legislation is not perfect, it takes giant strides toward making health insurance more affordable and accessible for small businesses and individuals. It will reduce the deficit by more than $1.3 trillion in the next two decades

and increase all of our taxes

and it will finally curb the perpetual, skyrocketing costs of health care that have been drowning far too many American families for far too long.

How? The law doesn't adequately address the cost of care.

This legislation brings real reform to all Americans, and I am honored to support it.

And I'm honored to not vote for you in May, and if need be, in November.

Again, thank you for contacting my office concerning this very important matter. Please contact me if you have additional questions.

Sincerely,

Betty Sutton
Member of Congress

Please do not respond to this email as this is an unattended mailbox. Please return to our website to respond (http://sutton.house.gov).

Monday, April 5, 2010

Justin Wooden is challenging Betty Sutton in the OH-13 Democrat primary

I had a very pleasant and informative telephone conversation Friday afternoon with Justin Wooden, a Democrat challenging Betty Sutton for her House seat in Ohio's 13th Congressional District.

I have to admit - most politicians and political candidates I've met strike me as a bit stiff, all smiles, handshakes and affirmative nods and very little substance. But Justin immediately struck me with his genuine, down to earth demeanor and his willingness to speak openly and honestly about his beliefs and his views on good government. We spoke for 20 minutes or so about politics, the House race, jobs and what our representatives in Washington should be doing to represent their constituents.

During our talk, we found many points where we agreed - the need for industry and workers to come together and work together toward the common goal of running profitable businesses and creating jobs; the lack of responsiveness of public officials to the wishes and needs of the public; the waste of tax dollars and disregard for fiscal discipline in Washington; and the negative effects of government that has gotten too big for its own good.

Justin also stated a few ideas with which I disagreed. He supports more sweeping campaign finance reform initiatives than I do, for example. But he didn't make excuses for his beliefs and he based his views on sound judgment and reasoning. I could sense he was speaking from the heart while we were talking and I appreciated his honesty.

One has to imagine that kind of sincerity comes naturally to a man who has worked hard for a living, served his country for four years in the United States Navy and who hasn't made a career out of politics.

I also strongly agree with Justin's views on:
- 2nd Amendment rights - he's in favor of preserving the constitutionally guaranteed rights of law abiding citizens to bear arms.
- Military - a Navy vet, he knows how important soldiers are to America's safety and security and voices his support clearly on his Web site.
- Health care - supports government initiatives to reduce costs and increase competition among insurers, which are common sense ways to make coverage more affordable for everyone. His web site says he opposes the monstrosity of a bill that was signed into law in March.

No candidate is going to perfectly mirror any voter's views. We're all human beings with independent minds and independent views on the world, our community and our government. But after speaking with Justin and spending time on his web site learning more about where he stands on the issues, I can say I'm very comfortable with casting my vote for him in the May 4 Democrat primary.

If you haven't heard about Justin's candidacy or just want to learn a little more about where he stands, I urge you to visit his web site and decide whether Justin Wooden will earn your vote next month.

Monday, March 29, 2010

In 2009 Sutton was named as Co-Chair of Democratic Caucus’ Congressional Task Force on Job Creation - DID YOU KNOW?

DID YOU KNOW?

In 2009, Betty Sutton was named as Co-Chair of Democratic Caucus’ Congressional Task Force on Job Creation. As of February 2010, the national unemployment rate is 9.7%. It's a staggering 10.9% in Ohio and has been creeping upward in recent months.

That's some good job creation co-chairing there.

Why didn't Betty Sutton stick to her promise on health insurance reform?

Apparently Betty Sutton was against the new health care law before she was for it but after she was for being against it. Or something like that.

I found this interesting blog post from September 2009, entitled Betty Sutton Says She’ll Vote Against Any Bill That Does Not Have a Robust Public Plan. I'm curious if author Jane Hamsher of FireDogLake.com is interested in doing a follow up interview with Miss Betty?

I wonder what, or who, changed her mind on this promise she made?

Sunday, March 28, 2010

It's time for a change - Let's toss Betty Sutton out of office in 2010!


I'm an American, an Ohioan and a resident of Barberton, which is part of Ohio Congressional District 13. I voted for Betty Sutton in 2008.
But I now believe Betty Sutton needs to go. She traded her loyalty to the people for loyalty to her party by voting in favor of:
  • the new health care law, which forces ordinary citizens to obtain government mandated health coverage or face onerous penalties imposed by the IRS.
  • the wasteful Cash for Clunkers program, which took $4,000 out of your pocket and gave it to someone else who wanted to buy a brand new car.
  • and failing to adequately address the unemployment problem in her district.
I'm also the author of a web site called VoteNoBettySutton.com. My intent is to inform and motivate voters in Akron, Strongsville, Elyria, Lorain County, Summit County and all of Ohio's 13th congressional district to oppose Betty Sutton's candidacy, vote against her in the May 4 Democrat primary and toss her out of office in November.
I urge you to monitor this blog and my web site in the coming months. Get active. Get involved. Make sure your voice is heard and your vote counted. Let's un-elect Betty Sutton and bring in a new representative to the House who listens to the people has Ohio's and OH-13's interests in mind.

Monday, March 22, 2010

I oppose health insurance laws that create new debt and turn Americans into criminals. Check out my Letter to the Editor in the Akron Beacon Journal

Just days before the historic - and disasterous - vote on health insurance "reform", which Betty Sutton supported against the will of the people and in lock-step with Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, I wrote a letter to the editor of the Akron Beacon Journal outlining my opposition to the law. My letter is the second on this link and is titled, "Say 'no' to health-care reform."

Perhaps it was "too little, too late." But I was proud of my statement to the readers and voters of this region.

Unfortunately, Betty Sutton ignored my letters and phone calls, and the voices of thousands of other Summit County, Lorain County, Cuyahoga County and Medina County voters.

Most of us oppose this new law, Ms. Sutton. Why have you ignored us?