Is your GOP congressman as dimwitted as mine? Mine, Bob Latta, is about as worthless as a soiled diaper. He got elected on his daddy’s name and shames him with each asinine vote he registers in the House. Sadly many of his constituents haven’t figured out that the son is not the father.
Bob’s major contributors are in the fossil fuel business even though many of his constituents are farmers and small businessmen. Eighty-two percent of his contributions come from PACS rather than individual donations. His district runs through the heartland of northern Ohio, dotted by farms, yet his major corporate donors were FirstEnergy [electric] followed by Lobbyists and Forestry Products. Forestry in the rolling farmland? Lobbyists? Electric companies? International paper was right up there too. A pharmaceutical company based in PA and Canada gave him a chunk of money as did the American Hospitals Association.
Do his constituents actually believe that Bob is working for them? Seems like Bob is tethered to big industry. Here is a LINK to Bob’s top campaign contributors. Faegre Baker Daniels is an international law firm with no offices in Ohio yet they gave Bob $1000. Why is Deutsche Telekom supplying donations to Bob when the headquarters is in Germany and the U.S. office is in the state of Washington? Dominion Resources, Inc is a natural gas supply company headquartered in Virginia. The ‘Ohio’ sector is headquartered in Atlanta. Way to go, Bob! Another donor, Lowe’s, has its corporate facilities located in Mooresville and Wilkesboro, North Carolina. Hmm. International Paper is headquartered in Tennessee.
One of the bills Bob sponsored in 2011 was a bill To prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating coal combustion byproducts as hazardous waste under subtitle C of the Solid Waste Disposal Act, and for other purposes. Spew baby, spew! Dominion Resources, Inc liked that bill.
To get more money from the Telecom industry for his campaign, Bob sponsored a bill Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that in order to continue aggressive growth in the Nation’s telecommunications and technology industries, the United States Government should “”Get Out of the Way and Stay Out of the Way””.
A bill Bob sponsored, the TEA Act, was legislation to repeal the provision in law that requires employers to deduct or withhold federal taxes from an employee’s paycheck, therefore requiring individuals to pay their own tax liability on a quarterly basis. What were you thinking, Bob? By the way, that legislation ended up in the dustbin.
Pathetic stuff? You bet, but the voters in the 5th Congressional District gave Bob another 2 years in the House last November.
Why, you ask?