The Becker Report – January 2023


U.S. Debt Ceiling

Economic Collapse?

The major media has been breathlessly reporting on how the “crazy right-wing Republicans” in the U.S. House could bring down the economy by failing to increase the national debt ceiling.
These same media outlets have failed to recognize that the opposite is true.

If the unsustainable and reckless borrowing and spending continues, an economic collapse is inevitable.

John Becker

Those “crazy right-wing Republicans” understand this and are trying “right the ship” before it sinks.

Upside-down World

Word Games – a few examples:

Killing pre-born babies (homicide by abortion) is now called “healthcare.” They used to call it “choice.”
Antifa domestic terrorists are now called “activists.”
Sex change operations are now called “gender affirming care.”
“They” and “them” had always been plural but now may be singular.
Censorship is now called “content moderation.”
Gun control is now called “gun safety.”
Both global warming and global cooling are now called “man-made climate change.”
Illegal aliens are now called “undocumented immigrants” or “migrant workers.”
Amnesty is now called “comprehensive immigration reform.”
Street people and hobos are now called “homeless.” (Not all “homeless” are hobos.)
Homosexuals are now called “gay.”
Jungles are now called “rainforests.”

US House Democrats elect notorious election denier as their leader

Clear “threat to democracy” (according to Democrat rhetoric)

Jeffries repeatedly denied the legitimacy of former President Donald Trump’s 2016 election
Meet Election Denier Hakeem Jeffries, Front-Runner for House Democrat Leader

More on Covid

How safe is the Covid shot? COVID boosters linked to cancer, heart issues, and ‘astounding decline’ in average lifespans, research suggests
Another coincidence? Young priest: ‘My heart issues began when I got vaccinated’
Are the shots connected to adverse events? Doctor Calls for Withdrawal of Pfizer, Moderna COVID-19 Vaccines Following New Research
What safety issues does the CDC have with the Covid shot? CDC Identifies COVID-19 Vaccine As A Possible ‘Safety Concern’
Coincidence? Viral satire video mocks rise in unexplained heart problems as ‘medical coincidence’
Another coincidence? Doctor agrees to treat 11-year-old boy who nearly died after receiving COVID shot
What could be the cause of the increase in “sudden death”? ‘Sudden deaths’ in Germany sharply increased after COVID jab rollout: insurance data
More on “dropping dead”… Are Athletes Dropping Dead From the COVID Jab?
Despite ‘fact’ checkers’ best efforts to dismiss it as normal, the number of people in this group who died suddenly between January and April 2022 was 1,696% above the historical monthly norm. Is this the deadly combo that’s causing it?
Are Covid deaths still being overcounted? Prominent CNN Doctor Concedes US Has Been ‘Overcounting’ COVID-19 Deaths
CDC’s data verifies that masks are virtually useless.

Gun Control

They call it “gun safety” now.

For more on the gun control debate, See Dr. John Lott’s Crime Prevention Research Center
CDC Basing Funding Decisions Largely on Politics, Not Science

Union Township Update

Police Chief Gaviglia Retires

The following is from the UT Facebook page:
Union Township Police Chief Scott Gaviglia has announced his retirement, effective January 1, 2023. We are sad to see him go, but there’s no question that his retirement is well deserved.
????‍♂️ August 1994: Started with Hamilton County Adult Probation
????‍♂️ October 1997: Started with UTPD as a Patrolman
????‍♂️ February 2002: Promoted to Patrol Sergeant
????‍♂️ March 2003: Promoted to Investigative Sergeant
????‍♂️ January 2006: Promoted to Operations Lieutenant
????‍♂️ January 2015: Promoted to Chief of Police

Congressman Wenstrup District Office

Congressman Wenstrup has moved his district office from Anderson Township to the UT Civic Center near the post office on the lower level.

Union Township welcomes new and growing businesses

Currently, only the Inter Parish Ministry food pantry is under construction. The timing of many of the below projects have been changing. We anticipate that visible work on some of these will begin in the spring.

  • Pending Trustee approval, Panda Express is looking to raze the car wash next to the Union Township library and build a new location there.
  • Honda East has submitted plans to expand its operations on Ohio Pike.
  • Inter Parish Ministry has a food pantry under construction across from Gold Star Chili in Mt. Carmel.
  • PetSuites is planning a new location on Old SR 74 next to Office Max.
  • TQL will be adding an additional 1,000 jobs at its sprawling UT campus. The new southern wing will look similar to their recently added northern wing.
  • Kroger plans to demolish Sears and build a new 123,722 square foot Kroger Marketplace store detached from the mall. The store will include a Starbucks, drive through pharmacy, expanded deli, expanded bakery, a Murray Cheese section, sushi, expanded adult beverage section, apparel, home goods, expanded grocery section, and a Kroger fuel center with 18 fuel pumps. The fuel will be on the recently shuttered Wendy’s side of the parking lot. The northeast side of the store will have a parking area for on-line pickup. The current Kroger store on Eastgate Boulevard will likely close in coordination with opening the new Kroger Marketplace store.
  • Outback Steakhouse is planning a new restaurant near Meijer’s where the old Starbucks and a video store used to be.
  • Take 5 Oil Change will be building on the site of an old shuttered Wendy’s near the corner of Ohio Pike and Nine Mile Road.
  • Biggby Coffee will build a new location in Meijer’s parking lot near the current Chase Bank location.
  • Chase Bank will be relocating their Eastgate location to Eastgate Blvd near Big Lots.
  • Taco John’s is planning to build a new restaurant near the Sam’s Club fuel pumps near Steak n Shake.

Union Township Meeting Video

January 3, 2023
January 10, 2023

Event Calendar 

February 6
Union Township Republican Central Committee meeting at the Civic Center at 7 PM.

February 9
Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Meeting and Small Business Excellence Awards dinner at the RSVP Event Center in Miami Township at 5:30 PM.

February 14
Union Township Trustees meeting at the Civic Center at 6 PM.

February 15
Clermont County Republican Party Central Committee meeting at HQ in Batavia at 7:00 PM.

February 16
Clermont County Township Association meeting at Pierce Twp at 6:30 PM.

February 21
Stop the Mandates meeting at the Union Township Civic Center at 7:30 PM.

February 27
Friends of Liberty United (FOLU) meeting at the House of Restoration in Day Heights at 7:00 PM.

February 28
Union Township Trustees work session at the Civic Center at 6 PM.

Video Central

Joe Biden’s WORST ENEMY! (16 minutes)
PragerU: Why Is Classical Art So Good? (5 minutes)
DeSantis declares war on ‘woke ideology’ in second inaugural address
Exposing the Real Reason That the RNC Keeps Losing (43 minutes)
Tucker Carlson: Lies about Jan. 6 have been relentless (11 minutes)
PragerU: Confessions of an Environmentalist (6 minutes)
Joe Biden Claims He Talked to GHOSTS!! ???????? (NOT A JOKE!) (16 minutes)
‘Car-a-Lago’: The Joe Biden Classified Documents Scandal (16 minutes)
Covid: Who Was Right? (7 minutes)
PragerU: The Constitution: A Nation of States (5 minutes)
Joe Biden Can’t Remember Names (Volume Three) (3 minutes)
PragerU: What America Could Be… (5 minutes)
Scott Adams ADMITS꞉ ‘The Anti Vaxxers Have WON’!!! (9 minutes)
FOLU Live Episode 5: Bill Mues interviews Tracey Barker to discuss awareness around autism abuse. (32 minutes)
Chris Rock – How not to get your ass kicked by the police! (4 minutes). Warning: This clip is laced with profanity. But the message is timely.
Tom Z’s videos are a weekly MUST WATCH

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Presentations and discussions at the Union Township Trustee meetings

Concealed Carry Part 1 – January 11, 2022 (9 minutes)
Concealed Carry Part 2 – February 8, 2022 (12 minutes)
Union Township Debt Presentation – March 8, 2022 (10 minutes) Slides
Union Township Property Tax Distributions – April 12, 2022 (7 minutes) Slides
Union Township 2021 Financials – May 10, 2022 (14 minutes) Slides
Union Township 2021 Expenses Deep Dive – June 14, 2022 (14 minutes) Slides
Union Township First Half 2022 Financials – July 12, 2022 (13 minutes) Slides
Bond Anticipation Note (BAN) – July 12, 2022 (10 minutes)
UT Concert Series – August 9, 2022 (5 minutes)
Natural Gas Aggregation Discussion – September 13, 2022 (9 minutes)
Cost of 2022 Concert Series and Fireworks – September 13, 2022 (14 minutes)
Medical Marijuana Dispensary Board of Trustees Discussion (38 minutes)
Medical Marijuana Dispensary Public and Board of Trustees Discussion (100 minutes)
Medical Marijuana Six Month Moratorium (12 minutes)
Board Discussion: Meeting Rules (36 minutes)

The Becker Report Video Archives

January 29, 2023 – The January 2023 issue of The Becker Report (5 minutes)
December 30, 2022 – The December issue of The Becker Report (6 minutes)
November 29, 2022 – The November issue of The Becker Report (4 minutes)
October 30, 2022 – The October issue of The Becker Report (4 minutes)
September 29, 2022 – The September issue of The Becker Report (27 minutes)
August 29, 2022 – The August issue of The Becker Report (8 minutes)
July 29, 2022 – The July issue of The Becker Report (28 minutes)
June 29, 2022 – The June issue of The Becker Report (28 minutes)
May 28, 2022 – The May 2022 issue of The Becker Report (17 minutes)
April 30, 2022 – The April 2022 issue of The Becker Report (13 minutes)
March 27, 2022 – The March 2022 issue of The Becker Report (12 minutes)
February 28, 2022 – The February 2022 issue of The Becker Report (24 minutes)
January 29, 2022 – The January 2022 issue of The Becker Report (9 minutes)
December 29, 2021 – The December issue of The Becker Report (5 minutes)
November 28, 2021 – The November issue of The Becker Report (13 minutes)
October 30, 2021 – The October issue of The Becker Report (2 minutes)
September 26, 2021 – The September issue of The Becker Report (6 minutes)
August 29, 2021 – The August issue of The Becker Report (11 minutes)
July 28, 2021 – The July issue of The Becker Report (8 minutes)
June 30, 2021 – The June 2021 issue of The Becker Report (4 minutes)
May 30, 2021 – The May 2021 issue of The Becker Report (3 minutes)
April 28, 2021 – The April 2021 issue of The Becker Report (3 minutes)
March 31, 2021 – The March 2021 issue of The Becker Report (14 minutes)
February 28, 2021 – The February 2021 issue of The Becker Report (6 minutes)
January 31, 2021 – The January 2021 issue of The Becker Report (4 minutes)
December 29, 2020 – The December issue of The Becker Report (2 minutes)
November 30, 2020 – The November issue of The Becker Report (4 minutes)
November 26, 2020 – Thanksgiving Day update – Private Citizen Affidavits filed/delivered in 20 counties (5 minutes)
November 12, 2020 – Governor DeWine Weaponizing the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (6 minutes)
November 2, 2020 – Vote Trump 2020 (7 minutes)
October 30, 2020 – October issue of The Becker Report (8 minutes)
October 26, 2020 – Becker Calls for the Resignation of AG Dave Yost and Files Motion for Sanctions in Twelfth District (4 minutes)
October 19, 2020 – Update on Impeachment, Private Citizen Affidavits, and Writ of Mandamus Against Governor DeWine (5 minutes)
October 12, 2020 – Columbus Day Part 1 – Election Update – French and Kennedy – Ohio Supreme Court – Shea (5 minutes)
October 12, 2020 – Columbus Day Part 2 – Governor DeWine Review – How did we get to where we are today? (6 minutes)
October 6, 2020 – Writ of Mandamus (8 minutes)
September 30, 2020 – The September issue of The Becker Report (3 minutes)
September 28, 2020 – Private Citizen Affidavit (2 minutes)
September 20, 2020 – Impeachment Update – Is Gov. DeWine Pro-Life? Is HB 272 “feel good” legislation? (12 minutes)
September 13, 2020 – Impeachment Update, with potential criminal charges, against Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine (19 minutes)
September 6, 2020 – Impeach DeWine Update (3 minutes)
August 31, 2020 The Becker Report – August 2020 (15 minutes)
August 29, 2020 – State Representative, John Becker speaking at the Unifying Ohio for Liberty rally (22 minutes)
August 27, 2020 – Update on impeachment (16 minutes)
August 24, 2020 – Introduction of the 10 Articles of Impeachment against Governor Mike DeWine (33 minutes)

Becker – Vetted, Tested, and Proven!

“…John Becker, an ‘archconservative’ former state lawmaker from the Cincinnati area…” as described by (February 2021).
“[State Rep. John Becker,] one of Ohio’s most conservative lawmakers…” proclaimed (October 2020).
“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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Taxes (49 seconds)Energy (55 seconds)
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