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November 2013


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Ohio Department of taxation promotes homosexual marriage over traditional marriage in clear violation of Ohio law (ORC 5747.08 E) and the Equal Protection Clause
Ohio's tax policy has always encouraged "shacking up" rather than marriage by creating the Ohio Marriage Penalty. But now, the Ohio Department of Taxation has doubled down by creating a special tax break for homosexuals only. With the creation of
Form IT S, married homosexuals (and lesbians) are given a special privilege to avoid Ohio's marriage penalty. A few facts:
Most (nearly all) people are better off filing their federal return joint.
Except for married homosexuals (in clear violation of ORC 5747.08 (E) and the Equal Protection Clause), the Ohio Department of Taxation requires all other married couples to file their Ohio return the same as their federal return (joint or separate).
Ohio's nine progressive income tax rate brackets are what create the Ohio Marriage Penalty. (Combined income is taxed at a higher rate than two separate incomes.)
Often times, the cost of Ohio's marriage penalty exceeds the savings of filing a joint federal return.
This determination requires six "draft" returns:
††Federal and Ohio joint (two returns)
††Federal separate and Ohio separate (four returns)
The Ohio Department of Taxation is permitting homosexuals (and lesbians) to file their federal return joint and their Ohio returns separate therefore avoiding the Ohio Marriage Penalty and benefiting from the favorable federal tax treatment. They get the best of both worlds while traditional married couples must pay more.
Therefore, the Ohio Department of Taxation is illegally encouraging homosexual marriage over traditional marriage. Homosexuals will pay less in taxes.
ORC 5747.08(E): "If a husband and wife file a joint federal income tax return for a taxable year, they shall file a joint return under this section for that taxable year, and their liabilities are joint and several, but, if the federal income tax liability of either spouse is determined on a separate federal income tax return, they shall file separate returns under this section."

Ohio House of Representatives
The list of bills that I've sponsored include:
HB 188 eliminates the Ohio Marriage Penalty.
HB 191 corrects the definition of a machine gun.
HB 210 prohibits law enforcement from destroying firearms and requires that they be sold to federally licensed firearms dealers (FFL).
HB 234 allows hunting with suppressors.
HB 236 allows public sector employees with concealed carry licenses to carry into government buildings.
HB 240 eliminates the February and August special elections.
HB 244 elevates the crimes of rape and child molestation to capital crimes subject to the death penalty.
HB 250 allows for two weeks of early voting concluding the Friday before the election.
HB 255 reforms Medicaid and saves taxpayers $1.5 billion per year.
HB 263 specifies that early voting days and hours shall be M-F 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.
HB 266 prohibits the board of elections from sending out unsolicited materials and prohibits pre-paid postage.
HB 269 requires photo ID for voting.
HB 271 expands immunity from malpractice litigation for health care professionals providing free services to the poor and uninsured.
HB 285 eliminates double dippers.
HB 305 makes Ohio a closed primary state and allows voters to change party affiliation at any time other than 30 days prior to an election.
HJR 8 is a constitutional amendment expanding term limits to all state and local offices and setting them at 12 years with a few exceptions.
HCR 37 is a resolution for Ohio's General Assembly to ask the US Congress to initiate impeachment proceedings against Federal District Judge Timothy Black
HB 340 is the Firearms Freedom Act based on the Montana law that asserts state sovereignty over intra-state commerce.
HB 351 prohibits private and public insurance companies from covering abortions. The only exception is ectopic (tubal).
HB 357 provides taxpayer relief from the sales tax on core charges such as batteries and other automobile parts

Video Central
Common Core Evaluated by Tennessee student (5+ minute)
Has President Obama lied? (12+ minutes)

Older Clips
John Becker on Fox 19 News talking about "Stand Your Ground" (HB 203) (3 minutes)
John Becker on Ch. 10 News in Columbus regarding the impeachment of Judge Black (3 minutes)
John Becker on Fox 19 talking about HB 244 (3 minutes)
John Becker on Fox 19 talking about Medicaid (2 minutes)

Event Calendar
December 3, 2013
Clermont County Tea Party at the Eastgate Holiday Inn at 7 pm

December 5, 2013
Clermont County Township Association Christmas Party at US Grant

December 5, 2013
Clermont Chamber Holiday Homecoming at the Eastgate Holiday Inn

December 6, 2013
Government Strategies Group First Friday Luncheon

December 13, 2013
Clermont Chamber luncheon at the Eastgate Receptions at 11:30 AM

Becker for State Representative
Ranked a top tier "most archconservative" by the Columbus Dispatch (September 2013).
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Creation Science and Evolution (42 seconds.)

State Government Spending (45 seconds)

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State Government (37 seconds)

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