This is really late in coming but this week has been crazy with the Everyones Famous! Blogger Bash. Last weekend Steve Driehaus Democratic candidate for the Ohio First Congressional District seat got together with local bloggers. I didn’t know anything about him going in, but I liked how candid he was over issues and questions that were raised. My concerns centered on the fact that all Chabot seemed to care about was his Westside suburban base, he seems to cater to them exclusively. Driehaus hedged just a little but said he definitely supported public transport including the streetcar and would support Cincinnati as a whole not just one part of it. I came away impressed.
Now the bad part, I had to hold back and stay open minded when he started blaming the housing crisis on the Republicans and talked about how they hate government. I think he’s wrong, they hate big government but they don’t hate America and what I love about it, like say the way that Obama does (he brought Obama up repeatedly, so in my mind its fair game). And correct me if I’m wrong, but didn’t the easy credit start in the late 90’s?
But that was the only problem I had with Steve Driehaus, depending on what happens in the run up to the election I may vote for him. I haven’t heard much from Chabot and since he's against the Banks and streetcar that may seal the deal for me.
Now since I’m on the subject of Obama and big government, I need someone to explain basic economics to me. I “only” went to a state college, YSU and “only” got a B. I don’t have Obama’s fancy Harvard education to fall back on. This is what I don’t get, Obama wants to tax “big” business, whatever they are, effectively adding cost to their process and making it harder for them to turn profits and hire more people, punish them for being successful. Then he wants to take that money and hand it out to people who need it, he hasn’t defined the need part yet, effectively rewarding them and enabling their need.
So, does that sum it up? That’s what I took away from my B in state school economics.