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Friday, March 7, 2008

Chabot slams community, votes "NO" on GIVE act

Yesterday Steve Chabot once again voted lockstep with Congressional Republicans and voted "NO" on H.R. 2857 which would reauthorize the GIVE act (Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education).
Major text and purpose of the bill follows:

`(9) expand and strengthen service-learning programs through year-round opportunities, including during the summer months, to improve the education of children and youth and to maximize the benefits of national and community service, in order to renew the ethic of civic responsibility and the spirit of community to children and youth throughout the United States;
`(10) assist in coordinating and strengthening Federal and other citizen service opportunities, including opportunities for participation in emergency and disaster preparedness, relief, and recovery;
`(11) increase service opportunities for our Nation's retiring professionals, including such opportunities for those retiring from the science, technical, engineering, and mathematics professions to improve the education of our Nation's youth and keep America competitive in the global knowledge economy, and to further utilize the experience, knowledge, and skills of older Americans;

The bill would extend school-based incentive programs introduced in 1990 including "Learn and Earn" which grants higher-learning scholarships to students in grades 6-12 who participate in at least 100 hours of community-based service education during those years.

You can read the full text of the bill here:http://www.rules.house.gov/110/text/110_hr2857.pdf

Mr. Chabot has a long record of voting against such programs, including the State Children's Health Insurance Program. It will be interesting to see what effect his record will have in his race against Mr. Driehaus, who has long supported Ohio's children and communities.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

More questions on Steve Chabot and Indian tribes...

During the 2006 race between Chabot and John Cranley, some interesting questions were raised that we feel never got answered. During the "great scandals" within the GOP that year, it was revealed that somewhere in the shuffling of money between Jack Abramoff and his clients that Steve Chabot had received campaign contributions from at least three Indian tribes (none of which are anywhere near the First Congressional District of Ohio). After receiving this money, Mr. Chabot, along with other various Republicans in the House, wrote letters and essentially lobbied on their behalf. Link to the story here: http://www.capitaleye.org/inside.asp?ID=191

More on Chabot's "Abramoff money" from the Indian Tribes here:http://www.capitaleye.org/abramoff_recips_detail.asp?type=R&Name=Steve+Chabot+(R-Ohio)

Outside of the main concern of corruption here, our biggest question is :


We feel Mr. Chabot needs to come clean on this issue during this campaign.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Does this make Bush a communist?

President Bush, seen here with Chinese leader Hu Jintao dressed in traditional Chinese garb. It makes us wonder if the same rules apply here as they have for Barack Obama over the past few weeks. Quick, someone call Matt Drudge.................

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