Thursday, November 19, 2009

Why do the Ohio Republicans refuse to work with Gov. Strickland?

Ohio Republican Jon Husted, who is so accustomed to getting his way (remember the residency case?), has called Gov. Ted Strickland's remarks "almost childish", according to the DaytonDailyNews:

Gov. Ted Strickland has told Senate President Bill Harris, R-Ashland, that the Senate Republican budget plan unveiled on Wednesday, Nov. 18, “is not a responsible way to address the serious budget challenges facing the state and Ohio’s schools,” Amanda Wurst, Strickland’s spokeswoman said.

“…the governor believes that the Senate has the responsibility to either put forward a realistic and responsible proposal or adopt the tax freeze, even if that means working through the weekend,” said Wurst.

Sen. Jon Husted, R-Kettering, fired back, calling Strickland’s response “almost childish.”

Childish? This is from Husted who has been known to scream at people when he doesn't get his way. How do you think he got all those state road projects in Kettering when they were not even necessary? The Ohio GOP and their elected officials would like to cut programs that hurt people but they want to protect their road and construction projects that benefit their wealthy political contributors. Husted and the Republicans will sacrifice the public school children, the poor, and the elderly just so they can reward their wealthy patrons with a tax cut and their best pals who own charter schools. Haven't we had enough of them?