Portman to Address Local GOP

U.S. Sen. Rob Portman
U.S. Sen. Rob Portman

At least three members of Congress are set to attend the 13th annual Northeast Hamilton County Republican Pancake Breakfast next week.

U.S. Sen. Rob Portman (R-Terrace Park), a budget director under President George W. Bush, is the keynote speaker at the event. Also scheduled to attend are U.S. Reps. Steve Chabot (R-Westwood) and Jean Schmidt (R-Miami Township), along with nearly 400 local Republicans from all levels of government.—-

The event will be held from 9-11 a.m. on Jan. 28 at the Sharonville Convention Center, 11355 Chester Road. Tickets are $20 per person or $45 per family.

A presidential straw poll also will be taken at the breakfast.

Tickets can be purchased online or at the door, although seating is limited and it’s uncertain whether tickets still will be available on the day of the event.

Let’s hope one of the attendees will ask Portman about the Bush era tax cuts that caused the United States to go from a projected surplus to a deficit, and that cost about $1.35 trillion over 10 years. Or at least ask about the wisdom of Bush borrowing $489 billion from China to pay for the wars he started in Afghanistan and Iraq, rather than raise the tax rate.

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