Wednesday, September 07, 2011

An honest look at Issue 2 ad from 'We Are Ohio'

I found this video on YouTube and wanted to share it. It analyzes and debunks the claims of the most recent ad from opponents of Senate Bill 5, which is Issue 2 on the November ballot.

It contains good information for countering the distortions coming from the unions - distortions which would have you believe that if Issue 2 isn't defeated, then all hell will break loose and everyone will die. Yes, that's an exaggeration, but it's fitting considering the union claims.

And in case you're wondering why I keep calling it 'union' claims, it's because all the anti-reform people are unions. The group, called We Are Ohio, claims to be a " citizen-driven, community-based, bipartisan coalition." But as that hero points out:

Their populist banner exists to hide the fact that opposition to union reform is driven by the unions – predominantly from D.C. If We Are Ohio is not “a citizen-driven, community-based, bipartisan coalition,” nothing else they say carries much weight… and not merely because they’ve been proven liars right out of the chute.

There is also a great chart on the linked blog post which shows where all the money for We Are Ohio is coming from. It shows that of the over $6.3 million raised so far, less than 1% (it's actually .6%) comes from individuals. The rest comes from unions and the Ohio Democratic Party.

That, along with this video (courtesy of GOHP blog) puts their ad in a different light.


James said...

You misspelled analyze, Maggie. It's not "analize." But maybe you were trying to make a point by that misspelling.?.? Give this issue the "anal" examination it deserves so it can be defeated in November. The unions must lose this one.

Maggie Thurber said...

Thanks for letting me know - I obviously missed that in my spell-check, too. It's corrected.

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