Monday, July 21, 2014

Stow Republican Club Picnic


It's just around the corner - the Stow Republican Club's 3rd Annual Summer Picnic on Wednesday, August 6th.  We will gather at the Heritage Barn in Silver Springs Park, 5238 Young Rd.  Ohio State Auditor Dave Yost will be our featured speaker (his bio is attached), and many local candidates will be introduced.  The picnic will run from 6:00-8:30 p.m.  Enjoy all your summer favorites - hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad, baked beans, pasta salad, desserts and beverages.

Cost for this special event is $10/person.  Please contact us at rarmst0217@aol.com for reservations.  See you there!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Stow Republican Club Picnic

The third annual Stow Republican Club Picnic is coming soon and you won't want to miss it!  We are honored to have State Auditor Dave Yost as our guest speaker.  You will also have the opportunity to meet many of our local candidates.  Join us...

Wednesday, August 6th

at the
Heritage Barn at Silver Springs
(entrance off Young Rd.)
from
 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
 
 We will have all your picnic favorites, and the cost is $10/person for dinner.  Please email rarmst0217@aol.com with your reservation.  

See you there!     

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Stow Republican Club

4th of July Parade

The Club will again be participating in the 4th of July Parade. If you can spare a few hours before your holiday picnic, please join us in the Stow Kent parking lot (north side off Fishcreek). We need volunteers to walk and hand out candy. You could also ride the float and fill up the treat buckets. Meet us between 8:00-830 a.m. You can park in the Stow-Kent lot before Fishcreek is closed to traffic at 9:00. Our float will be pulled by a tractor.

Please email rarmst0217@aol.com if you are available or if you need more info.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

STOW REPUBLICAN CLUB


MAY MEETING


The Club will be welcoming Nancy Capps and Debbie Stewart to our meeting on May 29.  They have both been instrumental in researching and learning about the controversial Common Core philosophy currently being practiced in Ohio.  Since 2012, their mission has been to share that education with groups across Ohio.  Common Core has been widely discussed among Club members and this session is an important opportunity enhance your understanding.

Join us on Thursday, May 29th at 6:30 p.m.  We will be meeting at the On Tap Restaurant in Stow.  Please email rarmst0217@aol.com for reservations.  Enjoy pizza, wings, salad and beverages throughout the evening.  Cost for the buffet is $10.



POLL WORKERS NEEDED


The Board of Elections has notified us that they are short of poll workers for next Tuesday, May 6.  If you would be available to help, please contact them at 330-643-5200.  There is a final training session on Monday that you can attend to be ready for working the polls on Tuesday.


ISSUE 1 UPDATE


From The 1851 Center for Constitutional Law...

Proposed Constitutional Amendment would further increase already-historically-high state spending result in tax increases...


Columbus, OH - The 1851 Center for Constitutional Law took action to educate on and warn Ohio taxpayers of State Issue 1, which will appear on the May 6 primary ballot.

State Issue 1 proposes to amend the Ohio Constitution "to fund public infrastructure capital improvements by permitting the issuance of general obligation bonds."  Essentially, the state seeks to borrow and spend money it does not currently have to address roads, bridges, wastewater treatment systems, water supply systems, and other infrastructure spending.  State legislators voted, at the end of 2013, to place State issue on the May ballot.

There has been very little public debate on the issue leading up to the election, and many citizens are largely unaware of the details of the proposed amendment.  Accordingly in its "Policy Briefing on State Issue 1, the 1851 Center explained the following:

The proposed constitutional amendment explicitly authorizes its new spending to be paid for through taxation, and if enacted, would almost necessarily      result in a tax increase.

The proposed amendment would mandate an additional $1.875 Billion in spending at a time when Ohio has just implemented a state budget that is the largest in its history, and growing significantly larger each year.  (In 2013, Ohio's state government spent a record 27.4 Billion.  In 2014, state spending is set to rise by an astounding 10.3 percent, to $30.2 Billion).

The proposed amendment would undermine Ohio's constitutional balanced budget requirement and debt ceiling by unbalancing the Budget and exceeding the current debt limits; and by circumventing the budget process, the passage of State Issue 1 would likely create perverse political incentives that could further escalate spending in the future.

Passage of Issue 1 will not "create jobs" because there is no evidence that government spending projects like this create jobs, rather than simply rearranging their location in the economy: while government spends more, Ohioans will have less disposal income, and will spend less to facilitate job creation.


"Given recent spending increases at the state level, passage of State Issue 1 is likely if not certain to increase taxes, undermine Ohio's balanced budget requirement, further expand already historically large state spending and indebtedness, create perverse political incentives and cronyism, legitimize the notion of state spending as a viable means of job creation, further clutter an already bloated-beyond-recognition section of the Ohio Constitution, and redistribute wealth from poor and middle-class Ohioans to wealthy out-of-state investors," said Maurice Thompson, Executive Director of the 1851 Center. 

"Those considerations are sufficient to cause us to consider Issue1 a poor reason to amend the Ohio Constitution - - Ohioans foundational compact with government."

Ohioans appear particularly unaware that the proposed amendment specifically obligates the use of taxes to pay for the spending must either be cut elsewhere, or taxes on the public will necessarily increase over time to pay for the spending.

The proposed Section 2s(D) explicitly contemplates that that the additional $2 Billion in spending will be paid for through "the full faith and credit, revenue, and "the levy, collection, and application of sufficient excises, taxes, and revenues to the extent needed for that purpose."

A state debt study released in early 2014 by State Budget Solutions - - a national think tank - - concluded that even without the passage of Issue 1, Ohio already maintains the nation's 4th-highest state debt per capita, second highest debt as a percentage of gross state product, and second highest debt as a percentage of spending.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

STOW REPUBLICAN CLUB


Lincoln Day Dinner

The annual Lincoln Day Dinner is coming up on May 3.  This year it will be held at Quaker Station, 135 S. Broadway on the University of Akron campus. 
The cost is $50 per ticket, with a cash bar beginning at 6 p.m. and dinner served at 7.  The guest speaker will be Congressman Pat Tiberi.

If you are interested in attending this special celebration or have further questions, please contact John Wysmierski at jwysmierski@att.net.  He will be
able to reserve tables so that club members can be seated together for the evening.


Chamber Community Showcase

Thanks to the club volunteers who made our area at the Community Showcase an important venue for local candidates to meet the public.  It is a large
undertaking  to set and run two booths during this two-day event, and we truly appreciate the efforts of all who were able to help.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Stow Republican Club

Thursday, March 20, the Stow Republican Club will be hosting State Representative Matt Lynch.  Matt will be facing incumbent David Joyce in the May primary to represent the 14th Ohio Congressional District. 

Please join us for this informative meeting at On Tap Restaurant in Stow.  We will gather at 6:30 p.m. and pizza, wings, salad and soft beverages will be available.  Cost for dinner is $10.  Reservations for this special event are required.  Please RSVP rarmst0217@aol.com to attend

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Stow Republican Club

Member Updates

...As many of you know, Larry Kinnan's wife, Renatta, was admitted to the hospital on Saturday.  She remains in Akron General and doctors feel that she has vertigo (an inner ear affliction).  She will be beginning rehab and our thoughts are with her and Larry as she recovers.  She is in room 2107, if you would like to extend "get well" wishes.

...Scott Buck's wife, Sheila, had additional surgery on Feb. 20th.  She continues to recover from injuries sustained when a car crashed into the post office.  Please keep our members in you prayers.