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Republican Liberty Caucus of Ohio – Convention 2016

RLC-ConventionLiberty-minded Ohio Republicans are invited to attend the Ohio Republican Liberty Caucus Convention on Saturday, September 24th in Columbus.  Top leaders from all over Ohio will be in attendance – Republicans who believe that Ohio should be a state that stands on Constitutional and free market principles The 2016 RLCOH Bi-Annual Convention will consist of two parts: The morning sessions, and an afternoon business session The morning session will include captivating speeches and educational panels.   The […]

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FreedomWorks to host Constitution Revival Tour in Columbus

ConstitutionRevivalTourThe Constitution is the rock on which this great country was built upon. And ever since its inception, there have been those who have tried to destroy it. But in recent years Obama and the progressives have renewed their push to destroy this sacred document. They’ve done everything from trying to pack the Supreme Court with radical liberals to ruling the country through executive orders and regulatory fiat. Make no mistake about it; the Constitution […]

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Obamacare Cancellations by State

caduceusThe Liberty Foundation of America released a new short report which details Obamacare cancellations by state.  The report was written by Mary McCleary who also works for Opportunity Ohio.  To read the report, click here:  Obamacare Cancellations Create Headache for Businesses and Policy Holders. Based on their research, The Liberty Foundation has calculated that at least 5,680,600 plans have been cancelled so far.  The massive amount of cancellations led to Politifact awarding Lie of Year […]

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New Book: The Founding Debate

Matt_MayerYesterday, Matt Mayer, the president of Opportunity Ohio, released his third book The Founding Debate: Where Should the Power Over Our Lives Reside?  It is now available for purchase on Amazon for just $5.39.  The book will make a great Christmas gift for anyone who is interested in the Constitution, US history, or balance of power between the federal government and the states.  All proceeds from book sales will be donated to charity. Here is […]

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Obamacare Brings Higher Healthcare Costs to Ohio

obamacareThis past week, Opportunity Ohio and Media Trackers have been busy crunching the numbers on Obamacare premiums.  So far, the punchline is that healthcare costs will be going up, especially for young people.  Although it is now possible to sign up for insurance through the federal exchange – that is if you don’t run into a glitch, there are still lots of unknowns surrounding the Affordable Care Act.  Even though limited information is available on […]

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Ohio Families Losing Ground as Incomes Fall

Cut SpendingToday, Opportunity Ohio released a short report on recently released household income data for the 50 states.  Ohio Families Losing Ground as Incomes Fall by Mary McCleary details Ohio’s plight over the last decade as the state has continued to drop in household income rankings.  From 2011 to 2012, Ohio’s inflation adjusted median household income fell over $1,200.  Currently, Ohio ranks 10th worst among the states with a median household income of $44,375, which is […]

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Opportunity Ohio Releases Levy Calculator & School Data Tool

imagesToday Opportunity Ohio released a new transparency tool to help citizens hold their school districts accountable for spending choices.  This tool will be especially valuable to homeowners as they try to figure out how money proposed levies will cost them annually.  The tool also contains fiscal information for each district.  Please check out this groundbreaking tool here. Below is the press release that Opportunity Ohio sent out earlier today: Contact:  Mary McCleary, 614-636-2663 Opportunity Ohio […]

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Opportunity Ohio Releases 2012-2013 Teacher Salaries

dodlOpportunity Ohio released new K-12 teacher salary data this morning.  Check out their website to search the database.  This information is especially important as many school districts are asking taxpayers for additional money in November.  Generally speaking, employee compensation accounts for about 80 percent of any district’s expenditures.  Also, keep in mind that most school employees only work about 180 days per year, whereas the normal work year consists of 260 days. PRESS RELEASE September […]

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The U.S. Constitution
Capitalism and Freedom Milton Freidman
Economics in One Lesson Henry Hazlitt
The Road to Serfdom F. A. Hayek
We Still Hold These Truths Matthew Spalding
In the Pursuit of Happiness and Good Government Charles Murray
The Triumph of Liberty Jim Powell
1776 David McCullough
John Adams David McCullough
The Federalist Papers Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay
On Liberty John Stuart Mill
The Libertarian Reader David Boaz
Atlas Shrugged Ayn Rand
The Revolution, A Manifesto Ron Paul
A Patriot’s History of the U.S. Larry Schweikart and Michael Allen
The Forgotten Man A. Shleas
Capitalism , The Unknown Ideal A. Rand
How an Economy Grows and Why it Doesn’t I. Schiff and V. Lockman
The Wealth of Nations A. Smith
A Treatise on Political Economy: The Production, Distribution and Consumption of Wealth J. Baptiste Say