[img_assist|nid=26690|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=257|height=300]Here in Ohio the average price of a gallon of gas has been rising steadily in the past weeks and months. Paying an average of $3.77 per gallon, Ohioans have had to adjust their daily lives just to afford to gas up their car!
Our state is literally sitting atop a solution to provide energy independence for America--shale! Shale drilling will not only provide energy independence that President Obama's policies have continued to shun, but it will bring jobs and growth to Ohio. This is definite win-win in the name of economic freedom!
In case you missed it, the Columbus Dispatch ran a great editorial this morning that highlighted the massive debt that has been run up since the inception of President Obama's stimulus plan. Three years later, the stimulus plan has proven to be yet another example of President Obama's policies being out of touch with American families.
The editorial goes on to say:
"Today, saddled with an ever-ballooning debt and a national unemployment rate that has remained above 8 percent and is much worse if one takes into account the number of people who simply have given up trying to find a job or are underemployed the absurdity of the argument for the stimulus is apparent to the majority of Americans who continue to be faced with tough choices in their own household budgets."
[img_assist|nid=26513|title=SchoolChoice1|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=300|height=225]School choice was the topic of discussion in Brecksville on January 26 as AFP-Ohio hosted a town hall discussion in conjunction with National School Choice Week. Event attendees heard a special address from national conservative commentator Dick Morris and then the floor was opened to an informative session from AFP-Ohio Policy Director and former State Representative Seth Morgan and former State School Board member and education policy specialist Colleen Grady.
The evenings lively discussion was bolstered by audience questions that allowed panelists to delve deep into Ohios education dilemmaincluding issues of graduation standards, remediation rates, and the steps Ohioans can take to demand results from their local school district.
Columbus, OH Today the Ohio chapter of Americans for Prosperitythe nations premier advocate of economic freedomresponded to President Obamas budget proposal with a message that, once again, the President has produced a budget that never balances, creates trillion-dollar yearly deficits, and uses campaign rhetoric instead of pro-growth tax policy.
On January 24, AFP-Ohio hosted Central Ohio activists at a virtual State of the Union Watch party. Attendees snacked on appetizers and sandwiches at the Buckeye Hall of Fame Grill and watched President Obama deliver his fourth State of the Union Address.
This lively event included a game of State of the Union Bingo, with participants competing for AFP-theme prizes. In addition to the evenings main event, attendees were greeted by AFP President Tim Phillips and Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, who reminded viewers that even though President Obama might forget promises made in previous State of the Union addresses, WE REMEMBER.