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January 2017



·         Recently, a reporter asked for my thoughts on the repeal of Obamacare. My response was as follows: "Regarding any federal program or initiative, my first question is: Where is the constitutional authority for that? If you tell me that the Supreme Court has ruled…, that's the wrong answer and part of the problem. The Constitution does not grant SCOTUS the authority to be the nation's supreme policy making tribunal. That is a power they have gradually seized over many decades.
"If our federal officials were following the original intent of the Constitution, ACA would not be an issue. The states have unlimited powers to create any type of health care program that they may wish to implement.
"The best way for the federal government to back out of the mess that they've created is to block grant money to the states and allow them to figure out what works best for each individual state or states, via a compact."

·         Regarding the Obamas and the Clintons, I sincerely wish them all very long, happy, and prosperous lives. I really mean that. I also hope that I never see or hear from them ever again.

·         The following was written with tongue-in-cheek and was in the print edition of The Cincinnati Enquirer:
As an Ohio state representative, I'm incensed by the new legislation signed into law in Kentucky. They have eliminated the prevailing wage, allowing taxpayers to get more for less. They'll now be able to lower taxes, expand government services to the people, or both. The problem is that this will encourage Ohioans to move to Kentucky.
It gets worse. They also became a right-to-work state by no longer requiring union membership as a condition of employment. This will attract new businesses to Kentucky creating additional jobs, economic activity, and a stronger tax base for Kentuckians. The problem is that this will encourage businesses to locate in Kentucky and benefit them rather than Ohio.
My wish is that the Kentucky General Assembly would think about Ohioans before passing laws benefiting their own people.
John Becker, Ohio 65th District state representative

Ohio House of Representatives - A Sampling of Legislative Priorities

·         I'll be focused on working with ODOT to expand the four I-275 bridges crossing the Little Miami River and Loveland Madeira Road.

·         Look for my public sector Right-to-Work bill the first week of February. Ask your state representative to co-sponsor the bill.

·         I'm working with the pawnshop industry and law enforcement to develop a solution for victims of theft. They should not have to suffer the additional indignity of having to re-purchase their belongings.

·         After I run the numbers on the current cost of the Ohio Marriage Penalty, I'll introduce a bill to eliminate it.

·         I'm considering a bill to eliminate the personal income tax, as we know it, and replace it with a revenue neutral flat tax. That will also eliminate the Ohio Marriage Penalty.

·         Due to continued abuses of retire/rehire and the cost to the taxpayers who fund the Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS), I'll sponsor a bill to end double dipping. Current double dippers will be grandfathered in.

·         I'm working on a bill to expand the castle doctrine to businesses.

·         Expect a bill to decriminalize "gun free zones" for CHL holders.


Video Central
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Event Calendar
February 3, 2017
"First Friday" Luncheon at McCormick & Schmick's at noon for $20.

February 4, 2017
NRA Banquet at Loveland Receptions at 5 PM

February 6, 2017
Union Twp Republican Central Committee meeting at 7 PM at the Civic Center.

February 15, 2017
Clermont County Republican Central Committee meeting at 7 PM in The Empire of The Village of Batavia.

Becker for State Representative
Ranked a top tier "most archconservative" by the Columbus Dispatch (September 2013).
" 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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