April 15, 2010

Dave Yost Runs Off the Rails …

Filed under: Taxes & Government — Tom @ 3:35 pm

… in a paragraph posted here:

Dave’s opponent is a member of the state legislature, the very place responsible for the out-of-control spending of Columbus. With tax day upon us, let’s rise up and say “no more!”. Let’s get to work fixing the mess in Columbus and holding government officials accountable.

This excerpt is from the Seth Morgan campaign’s response (currently at the top of Morgan’s blog; also noted at Weapons of Mass Discussion and Right Ohio):

Seth Morgan defends his legislative record from his opponent’s nonsensical attack

“This attack on Seth Morgan, all Republican members of the Ohio House, including Treasurer Candidate Josh Mandel, as being responsible for the out-of-control spending in Columbus is nonsensical, reckless and is inaccurate,” said Rob Scott, Communications Director for Friends of Seth Morgan.

Seth Morgan, was handpicked by one of the most respected conservative leaders around Ohio, Minority Leader William Batchelder, to serve as the House Republican Caucus’ Policy Committee. Morgan has been one of the most aggressive and outspoken members of the Ohio Legislature, leading the charge on holding Columbus accountable and implementing conservative ideals.

On Nov. 17, 2009, Ohio House Republican Policy Committee Chairman, Seth Morgan, CPA along with his colleagues, unveiled a package of ten proposals to spur government reform, streamline efficiency, and strengthen accountability and transparency in state government, while working to reduce the economic turmoil suffered by families across Ohio.

“Yost is clearly uneducated about Seth Morgan, House Minority Leader Bill Batchelder, Treasurer-candidate Josh Mandel, Ron Maag, John Adams, and other members who are fighting to cut spending in the state budget,” said Scott.

Contained in the proposals are plans to reestablish the Legislative Budget Office to provide nonpartisan financial oversight; restructure state government by streamlining the executive branch; examine Medicaid fraud, waste and abuse; require conference committee reports to be publicly available for 48 hours prior to being considered by the House or Senate; and identify other areas of wasteful, inefficient spending. The Ohio House Republican Caucus offered these proposals as bills in the Ohio House and as amendments to the Ohio budget. These ideas have been silenced or ignored by Democrats, the House Majority Party.

The April 14th campaign communication is another example of Dave Yost and his campaign misleading Ohioans or simply using a “ready, fire, aim” approach to communicating.

I think Morgan campaign manager Rob Scott is being overly generous with the “ready” part of that last sentence.

The people about whom Yost perhaps intended to complain before inexplicably dragging Morgan’s name into things are those legislators who supported Bob Taft’s tax increases last decade. Seth Morgan is not among them. Josh Mandel is not among them. Current Auditor and Lieutenant Governor candidate Mary Taylor voted against the Taft sales tax increase.

But Secretary of State candidate Jon Husted, the anointed one of ORPINO (the Ohio Republican Party In Name Only) and the guy who as a state senator lives in Columbus while claiming to represent parts of Metro Dayton, voted for that tax increase. Many other legislators supported that increase, and they have mostly if not entirely been routinely endorsed by ORPINO.

Recall that Yost followed ORPINO’s “suggestion” that withdraw from the Attorney General’s race to clear the field for ORPINO’s ultimate RINO Mike DeWine.

Is there anyone left who Dave Yost hasn’t turned on?


1 Comment

  1. I just don’t understand what he is thinking. Sad & unfortunate.

    Comment by Rose — April 16, 2010 @ 5:07 pm

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