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Congressman Steve Chabot: Still Lying, Clearly Panicking

In today’s blog ramblings of a panicking Steve Chabot, we have what else, but the red-faced, irrational screams that  “the mean Dems are going to impeach!!”

The part he leaves out is that it’s not Washington that is crying out for change. But his own constituents! Why is this, you might ask?

Many reasons. To begin, Congressman Chabot’s constituents are paying $1,480 more for their health care premiums because of his #Chabotage and have seen almost zero benefits from his tax bill unless they’re among the yacht-owning class. 306,400 of us will lose their healthcare altogether if we have pre-existing conditions because the Trump Administration’s suing to do just that–and Chabot, of course, lacks the courage to utter a single word about it, as he bows before a President he votes with 96% of the time.

So Chabot thinks he can dazzle with smoke & mirrors, hopefully redirecting attention from this record of cutting your healthcare so he can cut corporate taxes by yelling “but they want impeachment(!!)” at the top of his lungs while stomping his feet.

Chabot, of course, is throwing out these lame attacks because 538 just moved his race to Lean Democrat, and he’s scared:

The Congressman, who has basically been running for office or in office his entire adult life (nearly 40 years), doesn’t know what he’ll with himself when he loses. He’s got a cold sweat congealing just above his brow, thinking about how he might even have to get a real job! Basically, much like Brooks in Shawshank Redemption, Chabot’s been in Washington so long he’s been institutionalized.

He also knows you might actually read objective sources that make clear he’s lying about how he voted 50+ times to cancel your healthcare if you have pre-existing conditions–not to mention if you’re on Medicaid, or under 26 and on your parents’ insurance. This isn’t debatable. He voted for a plan to rip away our health insurance. No alternative existed when he did this. The end.

But perhaps funniest, is when this guy whose entire career has been funded by the worst kinds of special interests, including The Koch Brothers Big Oil and the NRA–the latter of which has given him more rubles…or dollars than all other member of the House from Ohio—yet in his blog he whines about liberal, interest-group money like he’s some kind of victim.  Then has the audacity to ask for money from whomever actually reads his blog.

To pick just one industry that’s bought and paid for Steve Chabot’s record, we give you Big Pharma. While an opioid crisis largely of their making is raging in Ohio, Chabot’s taken over $115,000 from big drug companies. What did they get for this? They got $14 billion back from his sham of a tax bill. What did you get back? A 200% increase in the prices of 20 of the most needed prescriptions. It would seem the Pharma Bros made out better than the rest of us.

Don’t fall for Chabot’s act. He knows he’s on the clock now, and his time doing the bidding of foreign corporations and his wealthy donors, while he and his buddies laugh at the rest of us, will soon be at an end.

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Fact Checking Steve Chabot’s Fact Checking…Or, Steve Chabot’s Lying Again

Congressman Steve Chabot can’t do a lot of things. He can’t seem to hold town halls. Or pass a tax cut where more than scraps go to most of his constituents. Yet clearly one thing he’s rather adept at is reading polls—especially the ones that say health care is the most important issue this election. This is why he has a new blog and TV ad, both trying to pass off the same phantom claim as truth—that he somehow supports requiring protections for those of us with pre-existing conditions.
Spoiler alert: He doesn’t.
Chabot voted over 50 times to rip health care away from the 306,400 of his constituents who have pre-existing conditions (this includes over 41,000 children). These votes took place with no alternative offered by Chabot and his colleagues. So yeah, he voted over 50 times to take away your health care if you’ve been pregnant or have arthritis, asthma, cancer, unusual menstrual cycles, acne, obesity, anxiety or any number of other conditions.
When it comes to the healthcare bill he actually supported—Trumpcare—Chabot conveniently forgets to mention The McArthur Amendment that was part of the bill. Ya see Chabot’s Three-Card Monte game here was that while you had to technically be covered if you had a pre-existing condition, the bill removed ACA protections so insurers could charge you a ton more because of your pre-existing condition. So just as you’re not forbidden from buying a Lamborghini, you were guaranteed the right to buy care under his bill. You just would have absolutely no way of affording either–the latter, because, you guessed it, your pre-existing condition.
Finally, as he pushes his false line, the President who Chabot quotes in his blog, Donald Trump, is suing in federal court to overturn pre-existing condition protections under the Affordable Care Act. Have you heard your Congressman, Mr. Chabot, utter a single word of criticism for or disagreement with this craven action by the Trump Administration?
If you did, you’d have to have ESP. Much like how he’s a no-show at town halls or in holding Trump accountable for anything he says or does, he’s also a no-show when it comes to protecting health care for those of us with pre-existing conditions.

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Factcheck: Steve Chabot’s Blog Misleads The Public

Congressman Steve Chabot, in his latest blog post at stevechabot.com, is doing everything he can to avoid admitting the simple truth: He has voted to gut your health care every single time he’s had the chance, with absolutely no alternative plan of any kind to provide you with coverage. He’s done this because he needed funds to pay for the massive tax dodge for his donors, including foreign corporations lacking any presence in OH-1. 
We’ll get into the details further down, but it’s important to note that Chabot begins his dark tirade by charging that Democrats are “desperate for power.” This claim, mind you, comes from someone who is 65-years old, and with the exception of two years after he lost his reelection in 2008, has clung to political office like a lifeboat since 1985, or over half his life. He started running for office (Cincinnati City Council) in 1979 when hostages were being held in Iran, Disco was popular and live programming on cable tv was yet to be created.
Who’s desperate for power, again?
Chabot goes on to claim that “the truth is becoming a casualty of their desire to win at any cost.” With the exception of the fact he should have used “my” instead of “their,” I agree. So let’s get into the truth, vs the claims Chabot makes in his mini-diatribe.
Chabot starts by trying to claim his tax cut has been a huge success. Well, not so much for most of us. For his colleague, multimillionaire Florida Congressman, Vern Buchanan, the day Chabot passed this awful tax bill was indeed a great day. He got himself a shiny new 73-foot Ocean Alexander Yacht he named “Entrepreneur.” With borrowed funds. From a foreign bank–BMO Harris, a subsidiary of The Bank of Montreal–that spent hundreds of thousands of dollars lobbying for and would benefit mightily from this large-scale tax dodge.
The average resident of South Lebanon, Cheviot or Cincinnati, to put it kindly, did not see these tax benefits. They saw $629. Of course, with the average spike in insurance premiums of $1,480 for Ohioans, because of this tax bill and the elimination of the individual mandate contained therein, most of us end up paying an $851 more. Let’s call it The Chabot Tax. Meanwhile, Chabot’s dark-money donors and foreign, corporate friends got the real tax cut, the one averaging $148,260 more in their pockets for earning over $5 million per year. Meanwhile, this added $1.9 trillion to our debt. That’s right, Chabot, who has run over the years by labeling himself a “fiscal conservative,” just added $1,900,000,000,000 to our debt.
Then there’s health care. Chabot claims he planned to not just repeal the Affordable Care Act,  which included voting to force the 306,400 residents of the district he supposedly represents who have pre-existing conditions to pray for divine assistance if they get sick. To “replace it with a better health care plan.” Have you seen that plan?
He had seven years to put it together while he voted over 50 times to take away your protections if you have a pre-existing condition–such as having been pregnant or having arthritis—and if that plan existed he sure didn’t share it with anyone during that time. He did vote, however, to kill Medicaid funding for the 700,000 Ohioans who rely on it, including 200,000 who need Medicaid for mental health and addiction services to combat the opioid plague that has swept our region and much of the country. He also voted to crush your guarantee that you can stay on your parents’ health care until you are 25. And his aforementioned vote to purposely damage, or #Chabotage, the Affordable Care Act, has led to a 17% spike in premiums for all of us.
Add in the flat, and often declining wages for most workers delivered by Chabot’s full embrace of Trumpenomics, including jobs leaving the region they were promised would still be here. All while 200,000 people making over $1 million per year eat up 44% of the tax breaks promised to small businesses, and we see $1 trillion in stock buybacks to enrich big corporate executives by the end of this year.
I’m guessing now you’ll understand why Chabot, like President Trump, is bobbing, weaving, deflecting and denying in his blog post. He knows it’s better than to share the truth about his record (this may also be why he is too scared to hold real townhalls where he might have to talk to actual humans not pre-approved by his staff).
So, how do you like Chabot now? According to The Cook Political Report, it seems not so much.