Inexperience = gridlock

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The 128th General Assembly set a modern record for inactivity. The first politically divided legislature in 14 years held fewer sessions and passed fewer bills over the past two years than those that preceded it - much fewer.

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Obamagalomania

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Gridlock is the BEST form of government.... Harder for them to tax us more to create 39-mph train BS
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Obamagalomania wrote:
Gridlock is the BEST form of government.... Harder for them to tax us more to create 39-mph train BS
Absolutely! The less these legalized thieves do the better.
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Utterly STUPID comments ^^^^^^^^^^

Gridlock is NOT a form of Government, you jackwipes!

One party rule is what you have now...and the wheels are gonna fly right off!
runner1934

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I stand up and cheer when no bills are passed. Why do we need more bills passed? Spending bills and authorizations are necessary bills tro be passed. Beyond that any bills passed just make things more difficult for everyone.
Oh the Irony

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Couple funny things came out of this lack of action. First, the world managed to continue on despite any new stupid laws from the General Assembly. In fact, some would say it worked better without those idiots gumming up the works. Second, members of the General Assemby no longer get to smack teachers and civil servants around for not working enough while collecting a public salary. Representatives and Senators are not getting paid by the day and so each time they don't work, their daily cost to Ohio goes up. It's simple math. It's actually funny to hear members complain that teachers only work 9 months a year when they didn't even work that. They also complain when civil servants get vacation and pension benefits. At least those people work for their benefit. Elected officials get 5 years credit for 4 years of work. At this rate, by only "working" 6 months in the legislature, they are going to get 5 years credit for barely 2 years of work. Who needs a union when you can have work benefits like that?
WSG

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Speaking as a constituent in Rep Harris' district and as one who has met with her at public forums......
What became clear from the outset is the disconnect from reality in what her words were - "good intentions"- and the actions and intentions(NOT GOOD) of the leadership at the state and national level of the Democrat Party.
From Obama to Ted, Brunner, Cordray and Redfern - the leadership's actions and words demonstrated an overt hostility to job growth and the "rich."
Ted's HB 1 - state budget and "education reform" rolled into one was a educational farce and yet another unfunded mandate from the state of Ohio with the goal of redistributing wealth from the "rich" districts to the State House so the Progressives could pick the winners and losers.
As Gov. Ted was content to let Obama proceed to try and bankrupt the coal industry where Ohio gets more than 80 % of our electricity and still claim the he, Ted, was "pro growth."
Rep. Harris was content to tout "green jobs" as a solution to Ohio's economic problems while businesses, people and capital continue to flee this state.
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I had strongly favored term limits but they have been a disaster in many ways.
Would like to see limits thrown out, competitive districts created (to do away with extremism on both sides), and a strict limit on how long the General Assembly can be in session (say, until April 30 every other year unless called into session by the governor).

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In this case , I do believe that "less is more".
Everyday that goes by without the government screwing with my life, the better.
southern buckeye

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The government should be judged not on how many useless bills they passed but on how many useless bills were reversed!!
southern buckeye

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Pardon the error. The government should be judged not on how many useless bills they passed but on how many useless LAWS they reversed! Thats what I ment to say.
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OOPS - The summary is that gridlock - given the circumstances - is just fine.
Ohio's government - local and state - has long ago exceeded the carrying capacity of the citizens and MUST SHRINK.
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Conservatives Lie wrote:
Utterly STUPID comments ^^^^^^^^^^
Gridlock is NOT a form of Government, you jackwipes!
One party rule is what you have now...and the wheels are gonna fly right off!
I bet this guy voted for Obama and Kilroy and adores Pelosi and Reed. I hope that the wheels of the liberals fall off and gridlock continues.
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Democrats = gridlock. And that's not all a bad thing.
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Dec 26, 2010
 
Maybe term limits of 12 years? I to breath a sigh of relief when there are two parties in the General Assembly. Then only the necessities are viable and graft and corruption is reduced
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Jim Siegel's piece on legislative gridlock was very interesting. As I read it, noting that the legislators met only once every two weeks on the average, I wondered how much monetary compensation was taken home.

Working 52 or 58 days for an entire year's compensation, if that was the case, is something the voters in Ohio would be interested in knowing about.
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Mick wrote:
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I bet this guy voted for Obama and Kilroy and adores Pelosi and Reed. I hope that the wheels of the liberals fall off and gridlock continues.
Keep it up, you're doing exactly what they want. Divide the public and conquor. They've got us fighting each other instead of paying attention to what's really going on. Quit playing their game. Stop using terms like liberal and conservative. Start juding our elected officials on their merits (or lack of) and not the D or R next to their name.
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Jonathan -
Labels - resulting from actions and words - have meaning.
The modern Left are NOT liberal - Liberal having it's root meaning in the term liberty.
The Democrat Party is controlled by Progressives - These people are Radicals of various stripes who view the US Constitution as an obstacle to the "fundamental reorganizing" of the US into their utopian socialist state.
Freedom is the furthest thing from their minds.
Free Markets - "Capitalism" - is evil as are the "rich" and both are to demonized and blamed whenever a crisis the Progressives created - see the "financial crisis" of 2008, Community Reinvestment Act, Feddie and Fannie, NINIJA loans made under threat of Federal DOJ 13 lawsuits, UAW (auto) bailouts, etc., pops up.
I am NOT a Republican - I am a CHristian Constitutional Conservative.
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Experience=corruption!

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Corruption is Criminal
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WSG wrote:
Jonathan -
Labels - resulting from actions and words - have meaning.
The modern Left are NOT liberal - Liberal having it's root meaning in the term liberty.
The Democrat Party is controlled by Progressives - These people are Radicals of various stripes who view the US Constitution as an obstacle to the "fundamental reorganizing" of the US into their utopian socialist state.
Freedom is the furthest thing from their minds.
Free Markets - "Capitalism" - is evil as are the "rich" and both are to demonized and blamed whenever a crisis the Progressives created - see the "financial crisis" of 2008, Community Reinvestment Act, Feddie and Fannie, NINIJA loans made under threat of Federal DOJ 13 lawsuits, UAW (auto) bailouts, etc., pops up.
I am NOT a Republican - I am a CHristian Constitutional Conservative.
By adding Christian to your political label, you join in the religious extremism camp.
Every tale ever written, every song ever sung, and every movie ever filmed all have a common villain; the capitalist conservative! Stories are based in truths, and the money grubbing, land grabbing, and power hungry capitalist is as true today as ever!

Your freedoms are not my freedoms, and your heroes are not my heroes...but your one-true-God is the biggest gulf between us.$$$$ is what conservative capitalists worship. Christ has nothing to do with it.

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