Monday, January 27, 2014

Facts Matter

* Ohio has more layoffs:  Looks like Gov. John Kasich isn't getting the jobs to the state.


*** Do you remember these news items? 


OHIO: Gov. John Kasich (R) has proposed cutting 25 percent of schools’ budgets, $1 million from food banks, $12 million from children’s hospitals, and $15.9 million from an adoption program for children with special needs. A Kasich staffer revealed yesterday that these cuts are more about politics then budget-balancing, telling the Cincinnati Dispatch that “even if there weren’t an $8 billion deficit, we’d probably be proposing many of the same things.” The plan includes tax cuts for oil companies, a repeal of the estate tax and an income tax cut for the rich that former Gov. Ted Strickland (D) halted last year because of the state’s fiscal crisis. 

I was also reminded of this post from Plunderbund which has a quote from former U.S. Rep. John Kasich (now Ohio Governor)---


...In his book “Stand for Something” Kasich himself said:
“Today, with perspective, pundits look back and suggest that shutting down the government under those circumstances was dumb, but I look back and think it was one of the greatest moments of my career.”

I don't understand how anyone can think that shutting down the government is good. Did you hear me, Ted Cruz????


>>> Oh, no! Is there evidence of more pay-to-play in Ohio?

...A Dayton Daily News report (subscription required) looks at Attorney General Mike DeWine’s fundraising activity and law firms that do public work for his office.

Laura Bischoff and Jackie Borchardt – in one of her last projects for the Daily News before joining our team at the Northeast Ohio Media Group – find some interesting links. They also dig into donations to the Ohio Republican Party and to DeWine’s son. 

“Firms that represent and are seeking to represent the state in securities fraud cases and other complex legal matters have given more than $1.3 million since 2010 to the campaign coffers of DeWine,” his son and the state party, the Daily News found....


* One last thing.....
If Republicans are so interested in reducing the reach of government, why are they so concerned about what is going on in a woman's reproductive organs?

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