I just finished reading a letter from the president of the College Democrats of Ohio complaining about Ormet. I was left sitting here and shaking my head.
It seems that the letter writer wants to vote in Democrats in our area so that Ormet can come back to life. The writer fails to understand that the high electric prices that drove Ormet out of business are the results of policies from these very same Democrats the writer wants to elect. It is maddening that this individual cannot see the forest for the trees. I guess the writer forgot that Obama said, "So if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can; it's just that it will bankrupt them, because they're going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that's being emitted. Under my plan of a cap-and-trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket. Even regardless of what I say about whether coal is good or bad."
I am curious if the letter writer would care to fund my industry so that I can get a raise. How about 10 cents at the pump, so that everyone working in the trucking industry can get a raise? I am sure the truck drivers and people in the offices would like and could use a raise. Isn't that the same scam that Ormet was looking for? I pay more for my electric bill so that some company can stay in business? Sorry, but I am not interested in that deal. It seems to me that the union employees should take cuts long before I am asked to dig into my wallet. I would say that the Republicans mentioned are looking out for their constituents by not buying into a bad deal. If a business can't be profitable, then maybe it should go under.
Ohio has come back from a dark and dismal state that began under Taft and concluded after Strickland lost his bid for re-election. I believe Jennifer Garrison was around for part of those dismal days. I also remember her empty promises of fixing the funding problem with schools. She ran on that platform and accomplished zero.
Come November, vote for the people that have aided in bringing Ohio back. Those people all have an R after their names.