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Aug 16, 2018 8 tweets 4 min read
Today, nearly 350 newspapers across the country came together to stand up for a #FreePress and defend the First Amendment in editorials. Here’s what Ohioans are reading across our state → “We are indeed your lens into your community. We are not your enemy. Unlike some posts on Facebook and other social media sites, we verify our facts before publication. We are not anonymous. We stand by the veracity of our work.” – Chagrin Valley Times…
Jul 17, 2018 10 tweets 2 min read
Just last week, a Federal Reserve official said, “There are definitely downside risks, but the strength of the economy is really pretty important at the moment. The fundamentals for the U.S. economy are very strong.” If you just look at Wall Street, it certainly looks strong – that’s what happens after $1.5 trillion dollars in tax cuts for corporations and wealthy Americans are funneled into stock buybacks and dividends, juicing stock prices.
Mar 7, 2018 5 tweets 1 min read
If we want to help community banks, why not just help community banks? If we want to help credit unions, why not just help credit unions? If we want to help regionals, why not just help regionals? Why do the big banks get to have more, more, more? #DoddFrankRollback What has Wells Fargo done to deserve an ounce of leniency? This is a bank that created more than 3.5 million fake accounts, including more than 1,500 in Ohio. And yet the bank wants more, more, more.
Dec 8, 2017 9 tweets 3 min read
.@jctgov confirmed GOP tax bill will add $1tril to the federal deficit, even after accounting for economic growth. We know that will force automatic cuts to Medicare - but what else will be slashed to pay for tax cuts to corporations that send jobs overseas?
Here are just a few: Border Security: @CustomsBorder's operations and support will be cut by $1.3 billion. That makes U.S. borders less secure overall and takes critical resources away from Customs and Border Patrol officers working to keep fentanyl from entering Ohio communities.
Nov 20, 2017 8 tweets 3 min read
Here’s what we learned last week about the Senate GOP tax proposal during last week’s Finance Committee hearings: 1. On Tuesday, a tax expert confirmed to Senator Brown that the bill actually encourages corporations to outsource jobs.
Sep 26, 2017 9 tweets 3 min read
The recent fake account scandal at Wells Fargo and the data breach at Equifax have brought to light so-called “forced arbitration.” These clauses, tucked in the fine print, force Ohioans to sign away their rights to access the court system if they are cheated.