Posted Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Republicans are optimistic about their chances in this fall's general election and are lining up to take on incumbent Democrats in Congress. The outcome of next Tuesday's primary could mean the difference between a credible opponent and a cakewalk for Democratic Representatives Betty Sutton and John Boccieri. Tuesday morning at 9, join host Dan Moulthrop for a look at the primary battles in the only competitive Congressional races in Northeast Ohio.
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You have disappointed me as most of the main stream media has for the past year. You allow republicans to describe the health care bill as a government takeover and not one reporter asks them to justify that claim. You are so afraid to be labeled as having a liberal bias that no republican tea party nonsense gets challenged.
It is amazing to hear conservatives cling to deregulation. 16 of the last 20 years of Republican rule(12 of which were under Republican presidents) were spent systematically deregulating. There is no “free market”. You speak as if government were our enemy, when in fact we (I) are the government. Shame on you for not leveling with Ohioans.
I missed part of the program at the beginning...did Mr. Rennaci address his lack of paying his taxes as reported recently?
I’m feeling very frustrated that big business, corporations, and profits seem to continually take president over the people and numerous social issues.
I can respect the speaker’s opinion but feel many of the (Republican) speakers seem to be most concerned about bottom-line over people.
Thank you for having Paul Schiffer call in. I found his candor, and truthfulness refreshing. It’s nice to hear someone reflect our concerns & voice our observations of what is truly bankrupting our country, besides the Private sector. Our President holds a “no-limit” attitude to furthering the amount of our debt. Accountability must be held at All branches of Gov’t. Thank you for having him as a guest.
I was glad to hear Matt Miller espouse the Tea Party’s core ideas today - all regulation is bad, the government wants to take over everything, and President Obama apparently isn’t the President (since he referred to several previous President by their title, but he would only call our current President “Barack Obama"). I plan on donating to his campaign in the hopes that he’ll win the primary, because if he is given a larger forum such as a general election, he will stand absolutely no chance against the Democrat in November once people see that the Teabaggers have absolutely no new ideas. Way to go, Tea Party!
Which government programs “forced” banks to make bad loans, as candidate Paul Schiffer claimed? As I recall, the Community Reinvestment Act of 1977 stopped banks from denying loans to individuals, without regard to their means, solely because their property was situated in a certain neighborhood, a practice known as “red-lining.” Banks could still refuse loans if the individual failed to meet their standard underwriting guidelines, such as lack of down payment, lack of documented income or excessive debt ratio. The law simply required banks to apply the same lending criteria in all communities.
Eliminating one poor excuse for denying loans is not the same as “forcing” banks to make bad loans, as the guest claimed.