Saturday, December 21, 2013

Kasich's Job Losses

Ohio has not had a robust economy under Gov. John Kasich's leadership. Despite his own claims, the existence of the corporate give away program (known as JobsOhio), the people in the state have not seen any increase in jobs.


Ohio lost more jobs than any other state last month and is on track this year to post its weakest job growth since the recession ended in 2009.

The state lost 12,000 jobs last month, nearly twice the 6,500 jobs cut in second-to-last North Carolina, according to federal Bureau of Labor Statistics data released yesterday.

A separate report by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services showed the losses were across several sectors: leisure and hospitality, construction, and professional and business services, even as the unemployment rate dipped to 7.4 percent in November from 7.5 percent in October.....

If someone is making out with the millions of dollars flowing out in incentives to businesses, and corporations, it is not the unemployed and underemployed in Ohio. Every week you hear about tax incentives and grants being awarded to companies, but there are no new jobs. Every person in Ohio knows of people that have been looking for jobs for months, and years, but haven't found employment in the Kasich economy. When Kasich turned his back on the 1,000 Ormet workers and allowed their job losses, Ohioans learned that Kasich just doesn't care about working people.

It is time for Ohio voters to wake up and deny Kasich, the former Lehman Brothers vice president, a second term. This will also end his goal of running for President.