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Bob Latta

  • American politician
  • Born April 18, 1956

Robert Edward Latta (born April 18, 1956) is the U.S. Representative for Ohio's 5th congressional district, serving since 2007. He is a member of the Republican Party. The district includes many of Toledo's suburbs and includes the cities of Findlay, Bowling Green, and Defiance.


Let all Americans sit down and read this great document. Since the Constitution's ratification, it has been the framework for our great nation.




If you want government to take everything, if you want government to take more and more over with the banks, more of the industries, all of a sudden you're going to have a government auto czar, right there, right down the line, that's socialism.




To give you some background, I represent the largest manufacturing district and the largest agricultural district in Ohio.




Socialism is when government's taking care of you, you send all your money to the government, the government decides how to spend it instead of letting the people spend it and make all those decisions.




I hold an office in trust, not a title. I don't want to say it's a kamikaze approach to life, but it's ingrained.




Everything we do is very, very touched by what happens in Washington.




Everyone wants clean air and clean water, but my hope is that we will not regulate it to the point where we drive businesses and industries out of this country, to the point where entrepreneurs cannot start or expand their businesses because they simply can't afford to do so.




It is my privilege to have introduced House Resolution 1612 honoring the Constitution of the United States, and the freedoms and rights it has given to every American.




When you look at the number of nuclear power plants in China and India, we can't afford not to pursue similar alternative energy sources. If we do not, it would do immense harm to the manufacturing industry in the Midwest.




Let the living give thanks to our honored dead who have paid the ultimate sacrifice that the Constitution of the United States remains our guiding light.




One of the things that was probably to Dad's discredit was that he was never a fund-raiser. But he didn't live in an era of TV ads.




I have always been thankful that so many of our country's greatest leaders and statesmen were able to be on this earth at the same time and place to draft the Constitution.



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