Making it Rain: Obama pumps gov’t money into Ohio

The Washington Free Beacon
9/26/2012

The Washington Post has noticed the outsized attention—and federal money—President Obama has lavished on Ohio.

In the Post’s words:

After President Obama pledged in March to create up to 15 manufacturing centers nationwide, the first federal grant went to a place at the heart of his affections: Ohio.

When the Obama administration awarded tax credits to promote clean energy, the $125 million taken home by Ohio companies was nearly four times the average that went to other states.

And when a Cleveland dairy owner wanted to make more ricotta cheese, he won what was then the largest loan in the history of the U.S. Small Business Administration. …

It goes without saying that, every four years, presidential candidates shower battleground states with attention. This time around, it’s Obama in Ohio, doling out the perks of office — all the time.

The Post notes that Obama and Vice President Biden have visited Ohio 47 times between them. “Either Obama or Vice President Biden has popped up in the Buckeye State every three weeks on average since they took office,” the Post writes.

The administration often uses the visits to announce programs favorable to the important swing state…

…Obama has even pushed through funding to Ohio against congressional opposition…

The complete article is at The Washington Free Beacon.

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