The Becker Report – December 2019


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Becker Wins Endorsement of the Ohio Liberty PAC for the office of Clermont County Commissioner.

(This is the seat being vacated by the highly respected and retiring Ed Humphrey.)

I am pleased to accept the endorsement of the Ohio Citizens PAC for the office of Clermont County Commissioner. (This is the seat being vacated by the highly respected and retiring Ed Humphrey.) They sent me the following:
Dear John,
I am pleased to inform you that our organization is endorsing you in your race for Clermont County Commissioner. The Ohio Citizens PAC is dedicated to helping to elect conservative, liberty minded “Citizen Representatives” to public and party offices. As you know, we, like you, believe in smaller government, lower taxes, and less government regulation in order to protect individual freedom, liberty, and prosperity for all citizens.
Your conservative voting record in the Ohio House gives us real confidence that you will bring strong fiscal management and smaller government values to the position of Clermont County Commissioner. You have always worked to cut taxes and to pass policies that make government more efficient and more accountable to the citizens. More than anything, citizens want to know that they are getting good value for the services they need for the tax dollars they contribute. No elected official we know has a greater respect for the hard earned dollars of the taxpayer than John Becker. Therefore, the Ohio Citizens PAC encourages all Liberty minded citizens in Clermont County to vote for John Becker for County Commissioner in the 2020 Republican Primary! Citizens can learn more about our organization at

They did it. President Trump is Impeached (although that’s legally debatable as of this writing.)

Congratulations to the Congressional Democrats. They ran on a platform of impeachment and they delivered. They must be very proud of themselves that they satisfied their liberal whack job base.
Now that the Democrats have discovered that we have a Constitution and that federal officials can be removed from office, maybe they’ll apply their new-found love for our founding document and apply it to a whole host of federal judges as well as themselves. Nah, I didn’t think so.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi is refusing to deliver the articles of impeachment to the senate until she gets details of the trial. Well, if I were Senator McConnell, I’d respond with this detail: “The trial is now cancelled. Should you choose to submit the articles of impeachment, they will be dead on arrival. Case closed.”
This impeachment drama brings back memories of the Bill Clinton impeachment. I over estimated him when I assumed that he would surely resign in disgrace. (He was more gutteral than even I imagined him to be.) After his acquittal in the senate, I never recognized him as president again. Al Gore was the most screwed man in American political history.

California Wildfires Blamed on “Climate Change”

Of course, the California officials would never admit that forest mismanagement is the issue. I suppose that blaming “climate change” is a better story than blaming space aliens or Hephaestus.

Becker Donates Controversial Pay Raise to Community Organizations

For more information, see the January 2019 edition of The Becker Report.

January 2019 – The Cincinnati Nature Center received my personal check for $154.69.
February 2019Ohio Concerns of Police Survivors (Ohio C.O.P.S.) got my on-line donation for $154.69.
March 2019 – I delivered a personal check for $313.73 to the Goshen Township Bicentennial Committee. The increase in the amount of my donation is because of my promotion to be chairman of the Federalism Committee. It reflects the net portion of the controversial pay increase that was included in my chairmanship increment.
April 2019 – My wife and I presented our $313.73 donation to Days of Wonder. Based in Batavia, they are a school for homeschool kids.
May 2019 – The Promont House Museum in the City of Milford was the recipient of my personal donation of $313.73. Promont is a Victorian mansion circa 1865 and the former home of John M. Pattison, Ohio’s 43rd Governor. It is currently owned and operated as a museum by the Greater Milford Area Historical Society.
June 2019 – The Adams County Humane Society and the Adams County Fair spilt my June donation and received $156.87 each. The animal shelter will use the funds for animal care supplies. The Fair will use the money to purchase new flags.
July 2019 – People Working Cooperatively (PWC) was the recipient of my $313.73 for their project house in Owensville. The money will be used for an accessible bathroom renovation.
August 2019 – The Scioto County Right to Life received my personal check for $313.73. They will use the money to fund billboards along US 23.
September 2019 – I presented my personal check for $313.73 to Clermont Senior Services at their annual fundraising banquet. They’ll be using the funds for elder care.
October 2019 – My personal check for $313.73 went to New Life Fellowship Church on Shepard Road in Union Township, Clermont County for their annual Children’s Christmas Gift giveaway. They will be using the funds to purchase additional gifts for needy area children.
November 2019A Caring Place in Clermont County is a no cost pregnancy resource ministry for women in need. They received my personal check for $313.73 to help care for people and save lives. Specifically, the money will be used for their ultrasound program.
December 2019 – I gave my $313.73 donation to Keith Maupin at the Yellow Ribbon Support Center. They send care packages to active duty troops serving in harm’s way. My contribution will be used to help cover the shipping costs for packages headed overseas.

That amount represents my net pay increase that we, the members of the Ohio General Assembly, so generously gave ourselves, under cover of darkness during a lame-duck session, a year ago.
You might recall that our pay raise was attached to a first responders widows and orphans bill. As if that wasn’t shameless enough, we then had the further audacity to declare it EMERGENCY legislation so that our pay increase would go into effect January 1, 2019.
In addition to voting NO on the controversial generous pay increase, I pledged to return the net amount of my portion back to the community for at least one year. My December donation fulfilled that pledge.

Becker Bills in the Ohio House of Representatives

HR 55 – Build the Wall. This resolution urging congress to fund a physical barrier across the southern border has been assigned to the Transportation Committee.
HB 39 – Replica Vehicles. John Patterson asked me to do this bipartisan bill with him. It creates a special category for these unique vehicles. It is in the Transportation Committee.
HB 153 – Working Officials Requirements Key (WORK) Act. This bill requires county elected officials to show up at their office at least five times every 30 days. It is in the State and Local Government Committee and has had two hearings.
HB 176 – Convention and Visitors’ Bureaus. This is a bill I’m doing with Tom Brinkman. It requires open records.
HB 182 – Abortion Insurance Coverage. The bill stops insurance companies from paying for abortions. It does not apply to self-insured private companies nor does it prevent any company from directly contracting with an abortionist. It has been assigned to the Insurance Committee and has had its first hearing.
HB 219 – Sunday Alcohol, Liquor, and Especially Spirits Act (SALES). I’m doing this bill with Representative Jim Hoops. In short, HB 219 removes the Sunday option. All businesses currently allowed to sell alcohol during the week will also be allowed Sunday sales. Voters retain the option to vote their precinct dry. It has been assigned to the Commerce & Labor Committee and has had multiple hearings.
HB 389 – Allows nonprofit organizations to give away alcohol for fundraising purposes. John Rogers reached out to me to do this bipartisan bill. It simply legalizes the common practice of churches raffling off booze at fundraisers.

Video Central

The Myth of Voter Suppression (5 minutes)
A Free Society Needs Free Speech (2 minutes)
Number One With a Bullet (6 minutes)
Conservative Judicial Legacy Will Last for Decades, Even if Trump Loses in 2020 – Bill Whittle (21 minutes)
If You Hate Israel, You’re No Friend of the Jews (6 minutes)
The Amazing History of Christmas (5 minutes)
The Best of Will Witt 2019 (8 minutes)
Do you know that feeling when you’re driving in wintry conditions, you hit the brakes, and nothing happens? That’s the feeling I had just watching this podcast. It’s about a lady who is a victim of a so-called “gun free zone” law. It’s worth the 36 minute watch.

Event Calendar

January 2
Trump 2020 Campaign Volunteer meeting at 7 PM at GOP HQ in Batavia.

January 6
Union Township GOP meeting at the Civic Center at 7 PM.

January 15
Clermont County GOP meeting at HQ in Batavia at 7 PM.

Becker for Clermont County Commissioner – Vetted, Tested, and Proven!

“Clermont County State Rep. John Becker, one of the most conservative members of the Ohio House…” according to (August 2019).
Becker wins “Sponsor of Liberty” award by the Republican Liberty Caucus of Ohio (October 2018).
“Becker has a legitimate claim as the state’s most conservative legislator,” according to The [Cleveland] Plain Dealer (September 2017).
“Rep. John Becker, suburban Cincinnati Republican… [holds] the unofficial title as the General Assembly’s most conservative lawmaker,” proclaimed the Columbus Dispatch (September 2015).
Becker wins prestigious William Wilberforce Leadership Award (April 2015). “GOP Ohio House freshman Becker is no shrinking violet,” headlined the Columbus Dispatch (December 2014).
“Becker…is arguably the most conservative member of the Ohio House,” said The Cincinnati Enquirer (January 2014).
Ranked as a top tier “most archconservative” by the Columbus Dispatch (September 2013).

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Introduction (38 seconds) Second Amendment (36 seconds)
Taxes (49 seconds) Energy (55 seconds)
Pro-Life (42 seconds) Creation Science and Evolution (42 sec.)
State Government Spending (45 sec.)
State Government (37 seconds)

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