Monday, September 09, 2013

Making A List?

* How well is Ohio doing in job creation? Not so well.

The Detroit Free Press includes Ohio as one of the worst states for those unemployed:

....Based on unemployment insurance benefits data and employment statistics from the Department of Labor, 24/7 Wall St. identified the states where residents had the worst chances of finding work and also received the worst benefits while they were looking for it.....

> Pct. unemployed getting benefits: 37% (18th lowest)
> Pct. average weekly wage covered: 37.2% (20th highest)
> Unemployment rate: 7.2% (21st highest)
> 1-yr. job growth: 0.3% (4th lowest)
Between June of 2012 and 2013, the number of nonfarm jobs in Ohio rose by just 0.3%. The state’s unemployment rate also barely budged, falling from just 7.3% to 7.2%, higher than the majority of states, although below the national rate of 7.6%.....

This appears to give additional evidence to the statement that Kasich's JobsOhio program is a failure for the people in Ohio (not so much for those CEO's raking in the tax credits and money).

Another company in Ohio has announced the layoffs of workers, according to ODJFS Warn Notices--- CLM Pallet Recycling will layoff 74 people

>>>> Plunderbund has noticed that some of the individuals being appointed to the Ohio Medical Board appear to have a certain far right agenda. We should all be worried about the selection of non-medical, far right, appointees that bring their point of views into the way medicine is practiced in Ohio. Check out the latest from Plunderbund and forward it to anyone you know that is involved in a  medical profession.

*****  If you are receiving food stamps in Ohio and have no children, Gov. Kasich wants you to work for food assistance.


Gov. John Kasich’s administration will limit food stamps for more than 130,000 adults in all but a few economically depressed areas starting Jan. 1......

.....More than 1.8 million Ohioans receive food stamps, with the average individual benefit about $132 a month. Of them, an estimated 134,000 adults in 72 Ohio counties will be subject to the work requirements, including 15,000 in Franklin County. They are ages 18 to 50, without children under 18, and deemed to be physically and mentally able to participate, Johnson said.

County officials who administer public assistance and advocates for the poor predict the requirement will take food stamps away from thousands of Ohioans.....

With that slow job growth in Ohio, it will be difficult for people to find a place to work. Will Gov. Kasich find people a place to work or volunteer? You can contact Gov. Kasich's office at  
(614) 466-3555.
(614) 466-3555
(614) 466-3555

Does John Kasich deserve a second term as governor? No he does not!