Published on July 3rd, 2019 | by Georgia Curran0
10 Posts That Prove Ohio Republicans Would Rather ‘Slack Off’ Than Do Their Jobs
Last weekend, Ohio’s Republican-dominated legislature failed to pass a 2-year budget plan by the July 1 deadline. Today, we still don’t have a budget and the lawmakers and leaders who are responsible (including Governor Mike DeWine) decided it was a great time to go out on a fishing trip yesterday.
Ohio lawmakers haven’t missed a budget deadline since 2009. Before that, it hasn’t happened since 1991. In both previous instances, the state was experiencing deep recessions and two-party control of the Statehouse. Today, Republicans control all three branches of Ohio’s government and have a $2 billion surplus to work with. There is no excuse for their unprecedented failure as a legislature.
Though our “leaders” embarrassed our state, wasted taxpayer dollars, violated the constitution, and deprived families and communities of necessary resources, at least we get to see their vacation photos!
Governor Mike DeWine brought his whole family to celebrate Ohio Republicans’ failure to pass a budget!
At the 40th #FishOhio day with @LtGovHusted @boblatta @JayHottinger @theresagavarone @stephaniekunze @HarazGhanbari @electreidel @RepThomasWest Reps Mike Sheehy, Bill Roemer, Darrell Kick, J Todd Smith, Jim Hoops, and Sens. Joe Uecker and President @LarryObhof. #OhioFinditHere pic.twitter.com/DtCxgbX6vs
— Governor Mike DeWine (@GovMikeDeWine) July 2, 2019
This is the 40th consecutive Fish Ohio Day that the Governor and Legislators have participated in to promote Lake Erie…
We are fishing this morning with Captain Jerry Coolidge. He is this year’s Lake Erie Charter Boat Association’s Captain…
The fish are biting this morning on Lake Erie! #ohiofindithere
Gov. DeWine and his family weren’t alone; State Senator Theresa Gavarone (R-District 2) was thrilled to take a vacation while most Ohioans were at work (and her work remained unfinished)!
Fish Ohio Day unofficially kicked off last night at the Lake Erie Charter Boat Association reception.
— Senator Theresa Gavarone (@theresagavarone) July 2, 2019
I purchased my fishing license this afternoon because tomorrow is the 40th Annual Fish Ohio Day!
I am looking forward to welcoming Governor DeWine and many others to Ottawa County for a day of fishing on beautiful Lake Erie. pic.twitter.com/QPRISDHrPE
— Senator Theresa Gavarone (@theresagavarone) July 1, 2019
Rep. Haraz Ghanbari (R-District 3) and Lt. Gov. Jon Husted threw on some shades and had a great time neglecting their responsibilities!
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My first catch of the day, a 20-inch Walleye, underway on Lake Erie with Ohio Lt. Governor Jon Husted to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Governor’s Fish Ohio Day, Tuesday, July 2, 2019. Appreciate the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife for the invite. For updates follow #OhioFindItHere, @ohiodnr, @your_wild_ohio
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Headed out on Lake Erie with Ohio Lt. Gov. Jon Husted to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Governor’s Fish Ohio Day, Tuesday, July 2, 2019. Appreciate the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife for the invite. Follow @ohiodnr, @your_wild_ohio, and #OhioFindItHere for updates.
— Senator Jay Hottinger (@JayHottinger) July 2, 2019
— Lt. Governor Jon Husted (@LtGovHusted) July 2, 2019
Hashtags like #OHBudgetFail and #AllPlayNoWork lit up during the Republicans’ fishing trip. Apparently, even regular Ohioans and anons on Twitter care more about the budget than our GOP lawmakers.
— Plunderbund (@plunderbund) July 2, 2019
Let me get this straight…
This group failed to do their constitutional duty and pass a #OHBudget.
Then they went up to Lake Erie to go fishing?!
That’s not what the people of #Ohio elected them to do.
— Aryeh Alex (@iAryeh) July 2, 2019
If you’re gonna take time off from passing the budget that was due two days ago, why not come and help out here in your home district with the tornado damage. #DaytonStrong #OHBudgetFail https://t.co/NT16Tp12BQ
— (((Samuel N. Dorf))) (@sndorf) July 3, 2019
If you think Ohio Republicans should put down their fishing poles and finally pass a (late) budget, send an email to Gov. Mike DeWine and tell him to do his job by calling lawmakers back to the Statehouse so they can do theirs.