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December 2013


Beckerisms - Merry Christmas!
We are approaching the end of the year and I need your annual tax credit donation. It is explained at the bottom of this newsletter. The funds will be used to pay down campaign debt and to prepare for the 2014 election. Please click the donate button above or mail your check to: Friends of Becker, 925 Locust Ln., Cincinnati, OH 45245-1313.

In late November, I sent out a mailing to past contributors and then another mailing in mid-December to prospects. Tom Zawistowski (aka Tom Z.) and the Ohio Liberty Coalition have also been soliciting donations for me and a few other candidates. Between those three sources, December has been a very good month. As of this writing, it appears that I might have enough to pay off past campaign debt. That's the good news. Moving forward, I need to build up a reserve to help ward off primary challengers from the left and/or Democrats. Please keep in mind that the date on the check must be during 2013. The postmark, or the date I receive it, does not impact your ability to claim the 2013 tax credit.

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
HB 372 permits water skiers and the like to utilize a rear view mirror rather than a spotter on boats and personal watercraft.
HB 396 permits all married couples, regardless of sexual orientation, to file Ohio tax returns separate without regard to how they filed their federal returns. Under the current practice of the Ohio Department of Taxation, only homosexuals are allowed this privilege. (See IT S.) And therefore, only homosexuals are currently allowed to avoid the Ohio Marriage Penalty and maximize both federal and state tax benefits. HB 396 aligns statute with current practice and solves the litigation problem based on the Equal Protection Clause.

Video Central
William Federer: The History of Christmas Traditions (7+ minutes)
CoffeeCare (3+ minutes)
Matt Lynch at the Portage County Tea Party Meeting, Nov. 12, 2013 (44+ minutes)
The 12 Days of Obamacare (2+ minutes)
Is "Big Brother" Watching? (12 minutes)
Tom Z: Defend Voter Freedom by Supporting our Seven Conservative Candidates! (3+ 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
January 6, 2014
Union Twp Central Committee meeting at the Civic Center at 7 pm

January 7, 2014
Clermont County Tea Party at the Eastgate Holiday Inn at 7 pm

January 10, 2014
Government Strategies Group First Friday Luncheon

January 10, 2014
Clermont Chamber luncheon at the Eastgate Receptions at 11:30 AM

January 15, 2014
Clermont County Central Committee meeting at HQ in Batavia at 7 pm

February 8, 2014
7th Annual Friends of NRA Banquet at Norlyn Manor at 6 pm

February 28, 2014
Clermont County GOP Lincoln Day Dinner at the Eastgate Holiday Inn

Becker for State Representative
Ranked a top tier "most archconservative" by the Columbus Dispatch (September 2013).
You could donate for FREE! You may know that an Ohio Income Tax $50 per taxpayer dollar-for-dollar tax CREDIT (It is $100 on a joint return.) is available every year. The "Ohio political contributions credit" is on line 55 of your Ohio IT 1040. Simply claim it on your state of Ohio tax return and get your money back. Contributions to candidates for State Representative (and other "state offices") qualify for this credit. That is why it will cost you nothing. Iím Pro-Life, Pro-Gun, Pro-Limited Government and Lower Taxes. Please see the following brief videos:

Introduction (38 seconds)

Second Amendment (36 seconds)

Taxes (49 seconds)

Energy (55 seconds)

Pro-Life (42 seconds)

Creation Science and Evolution (42 seconds.)

State Government Spending (45 seconds)

Donate (50 seconds)

State Government (37 seconds)

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