"When adjusted for inflation, the 2010 annual median household income in Ohio of $46,093 was down by $543 from the previous year, and down 15.3 percent from the peak of $54,395 in 2000, according to the census’s Current Population Survey, which was released yesterday."
Ohio unemployment rate falls to 9.2% in February http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2011/03/18/ohio-unemployment-rate-falls-to-92.html
Closing Ohio Plants:
"Two plants in Ohio and one in New Jersey will also be closed."
Brown Voted Against An Amendment Which Would Have Blocked The EPA From Regulating Carbon Dioxide And Other Greenhouse Gasses. "McConnell, R-Ky., amendment no. 183 that would block the EPA from regulating carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act." (S. 493, CQ Vote #54: Rejected 50-50: R 46-1; D 4-47; I 0-2, 4/6/11, Brown Voted Nay)
"the EPA’s regulatory process does not include a thorough, rigorous evaluation of the possible cumulative economic impacts: job losses, higher energy costs and threats to electricity system reliability." National Economic Research Associates, a firm that evaluates economic impacts for government agencies, associations and businesses, in a preliminary analysis for the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity projects that Utility MACT and CSAPR will result in 1.4 million lost jobs nationally over the next nine years, including 53,500 jobs in Ohio.
Since Coming To The Senate In 2007, Brown Has Voted At Least 55 Times In Favor Of Higher Taxes. (Congressional Quarterly, www.cq.com, Accessed 6/20/11)
In Lorain County Ohio, The Threat Of Obama’s Medical Device Tax Is Causing One Of Their Largest Businesses To Stop Hiring. "[I]n the short run, some of his policies could cost existing jobs, especially health-care reform, if it is enacted. One of the few large businesses that has prospered in Lorain County in recent years has been Invacare, a maker of home medical devices, such as walkers and wheelchairs… The company has 1,300 employees in Lorain County but has stopped hiring in anticipation of a tax on medical devices that was proposed to help pay for the president’s health-care reform plan." (Michael A. Fletcher, "Assessing Obama’s Promises Of Jobs In A Hub Of Manufacturing," The Washington Post, 1/22/09)
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