President Obama touted his plan to raise taxes on wealthier Americans and shift defense spending to help pay down the deficit. The president made his comments yesterday in one of two stops he made in the buckeye state.
President Obama says Republican Mitt Romney is promising to cut income taxes and spend trillions more on defense while, at the same time, reducing the deficit. Mr. Obama says it’s important to note that Romney isn’t saying what he’ll cut from the federal budget in order to be able to do that.
President Barack Obama’s Heartland Bus Tour rolled through Springfield on Thursday as his re-election campaign stopped outside Springfield’s Obama for America office before heading to Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa.
Several local VIP's spoke at the event, including Clark County Sheriff Gene Kelly and Greg Schultz, OFA-Ohio state director, targeted the state’s auto workers and farmers.
Actor Kal Penn, best known for starring in the Harold and Kumar movies, visited with students and local Obama for America-Ohio supporters Thursday afternoon at Wilberforce University.
Penn, who actually is considered the president's ambassador to young voters, discussed with the nearly 80 students and Obama supporters gathered in the student union, the choice they have to make in November's election between what he called, "two fundamentally different visions of how to grow the economy while investing in more affordable, higher education."
Democrats, along with President Obama’s re-election campaign, have filed a federal lawsuit against Ohio to try to reinstate the three days of early in person voting before Election day.
In 2008, 93 thousand Ohioans voted in Ohio in the three days before the election. Since then, Republican lawmakers have wiped out the 3 day window for most Ohioans. Only military members and their families can now take advantage of that opportunity. Ohio Democratic Party Chair Chris Redfern says that’s not right.