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March 2016

 


Beckerisms

Federal Judge Susan Dlott - The gift that keeps on giving
The wife of the disbarred and disgraced Stan Chesley, and Bill Clinton appointee, has done it again. After giving us Tracie Hunter, and the taxpayers the $1.7 million bill for Hunter's incompetence and criminal conviction, Judge Dlott has given us another reason to question Dlott's own competence. Federal Judge Dlott "ordered" polling locations in four counties to remain open after they had already closed and the workers, ballots, and equipment were all packed up and moved out.
Judge Dlott is one of many federal judges who do what is right in their own eyes rather than following the dictates and plain language of the US Constitution. The federal government does not have the Constitutional authority to impose their will over state or local election issues having to do with traffic concerns.
I wish these federal overlords would consider the fact that the states created the federal government. We are not subservient to them.
For those who believe that the "supremacy clause" gives the federal government absolute and full authority over the states, I'd like to remind you of the 10th Amendment. It supersedes the "supremacy clause." Also, consider the fact that the states delegated very limited and narrow powers to the federal government. They are outlined in Article I Section VIII. The US Constitution does not allow for the federal government to determine the limits, if any, of their own powers.

US Supreme Court Nominee
President Obama has nominated Merrick Garland. He is a 63-year-old liberal. Should the unthinkable occur, and Hillary Clinton wins in November, the US Senate should quickly move to confirm Judge Garland. Otherwise, a "President Hillary Clinton" (I just typed that with vomit lodged in the back of my throat.) would likely nominate a much younger liberal. The choices would be the lesser of two evils. But I'd rather have less evil than more evil.

Ohio House of Representatives
House Bill 502 - Campaign Finance Simplification
Some provisions of HB 502 are as follows:

·         Rounding of maximum contributions to the nearest $100.

·         Post-general campaign reporting will be synced to the calendar year with an end-of-the-year report due January 7th.

·         Minimal income and expenditures less than $100 may be aggregated instead of itemized.

·         The Secretary of State may audit a candidate or campaign committee’s reports for a particular race. However, if one candidate or committee is audited, then all candidates or committees for that race must be audited.

·         No filing requirement if a candidate receives or spends less than $2,000.

·         Phases in electronic reporting requirements for all candidates over the next three years.

·         Certified mail to candidates will be permissive rather than required.


House Bill 456 - Create Safeguards that Prevent ‘Election Shenanigans’
The major provisions of HB 456 are as follows:

This is an opportunity to move a bi-partisan bill forward that helps all parties.

House Bill 257 - Becker Budget
In summary, the provisions of HB 257 include:

·         Slow (state only) spending growth by $1.3 billion from HB 64 (state budget).

·         Reduce income tax rates proportionally.

·         Phase out income tax over five years.

·         Slow "all funds" growth by $6.2 billion from HB 64.

·         Eliminate Obamacare Medicaid expansion.

·         Defund Planned Parenthood.

·         Eliminate the Ohio Marriage Penalty.

·         Allow sales tax refunds for Core charges.

·         Allow Governor Kasich's proposed severance tax to apply to public lands only.

·         Expand Indigent tort reform.

·         Prohibit double dipping in the state pension system (grandfather in current double dippers).

 

Video Central
Story Time: Bill Reads a Hillary Clinton Children's Book! (8 minutes)
Boeing Drone (2 minutes)
Do Your Job | Stoplight (3 minutes)
How President Reagan dealt with the Berkeley protesters in 1969 (2 minutes)
"Sir, I will not obey that order." (6 minutes)

Older Clips
John Becker on Fox 19 News talking about Homosexual Marriage (HB 296) (2+ minutes)
John Becker live CNN pro-life interview defending Down syndrome people (HB 135) (This is the full six minute uncut version)
John Becker live CNN pro-life interview defending Down syndrome people (HB 135) This is the edited version currently on the CNN web site (< 2 minutes)
Sarah Palin interview with State Representative Dave Hall (8 minutes)
The Becker Budget Interview with Karen Kasler (6 minutes)
League of Women Voters Candidates forum: John Becker vs. Democrat opponent (28 minutes)
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)
John Becker radio interview with Chris Long, Ohio Christian Alliance (25 minutes)

Event Calendar

April 4, 2016
Union Twp Central Committee meeting at the Civic Center

April 6, 2016
State of the State Address in Marietta

April 7, 2016

"First Friday" Happy Hour at Igby's from 5-7pm

April 7, 2016
Union Twp Republican Central Committee meeting

April 16, 2016
Ohio Liberty Coalition state meeting at Grace Chapel Community Church in Westerville from 9 am to 3:30 pm

April 19, 2016
Adams County Republican Lincoln Day Dinner at Woodland Alters on SR 73

April 20, 2016
Clermont County Republic Central Committee meeting at HQ in The Empire of The Village of Batavia

April 21, 2016
Clermont County Twp Assn Spring Banquet at the Fairgrounds

April 26, 2016
Citizens for Community Values Banquet at the XU Cintas Center

Becker for State Representative
Ranked a top tier "most archconservative" by the Columbus Dispatch (September 2013).
"Becker...is arguably the most conservative member of the Ohio House," said The Cincinnati Enquirer (March 2014).
"GOP Ohio House freshman Becker is no shrinking violet," headlined the Columbus Dispatch (December 2014).
Becker wins prestigious William Wilberforce Leadership Award (April 2015).
Rep. John Becker, suburban Cincinnati Republican… [holds] the unofficial title as the General Assembly's most conservative lawmaker, said the Columbus Dispatch (September 2015).

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