You Said It, Week of March 2-6

March 6, 2020 12:45 am

Reader opinions from the week of March 2-6:

Ohio Senate passes telemedicine abortion ban

  • Timothy Close: “The obsession with guns and abortions continues unabated. The decay of the bourgeois political systems for all to see.”

Trump EPA chief to Congress: Cut my funding

  • Liz Henwood: “Might as well cut funding. EPA is not enforcing rules, and state legislators are not enforcing rules that we have.”
  • Roberty Rayburn Baker: “Good! Federal spending needs slashed.
  • Darrin Gross: “Proving the administration only caters to rich and powerful companies. Trump is the worst president in history!!”
Photo by Jake Zuckerman.

Chamber of Commerce rep warns of ‘unintended consequences’ in supermajority tax reform bill

  • Dana Seilhan: “The only reason (Chamber of Commerce) is against this bill is they’re afraid if the state doesn’t raise our taxes then it’ll turn to business next. Well, it should.”

Ohio House plan a better option for the future of vouchers

  • Judy Batchelor: “Taxpayer dollars need to stay in the public school sector!!!”

Total abortion ban introduced in House, in case Roe v. Wade overturned

  • Ann Elaine Nishwitz: “Lets make the legislature responsible for raising unwanted children.”
  • Lee Phillips: “Makes all the sense in the world to me, why murder children because of irresponsible people. If people don’t want children (then) both parties should protect themselves from an unwanted pregnancy, it’s that simple.”
  • David Witner: “Abortion and guns, guns and abortion. Here we go again. How about school funding, roads & bridges, legalizing marijuana (tax the heck out of it for above), infant mortality, I could go on but you get the point.”

Proposed term limit amendment clears another hurdle

  • Joseph Monbeck: “Term limits might sound like a good idea on the surface, but they only put lobbyists more in charge of our government.”
  • John Healy: “Term limits remove choice. They destroy institutional memory, which puts decision making onto unelected aides. They favor machine politics. Don’t want someone in office? Run against them.”
  • Chris Paul: “Aren’t term limits decided by elections? As long as districts aren’t gerrymandered and people can fairly vote (then) term limits do nothing but limit choice.”
  • Leslie Smittle: “Representatives were never meant to be life long politicians.”

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Tyler Buchanan
Tyler Buchanan

Tyler Buchanan is an award-winning journalist who has covered Ohio politics and government for the past decade. A Bellevue native and graduate of Bowling Green State University, he most recently spent 6 1/2 years as a reporter and editor of The Athens Messenger and Vinton-Jackson Courier newspapers. He is a member of the BG News Alumni Society Board and was a 2019 fellow in the Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs Journalism.