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Kasich fires more salvos during Valley fundraiser



Published: Tue, October 12, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m.

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John Kasich, the Republican nominee for governor, spoke to fellow Republicans at the Mahoning County GOP headquarters in Boardman. Kasich told the crowd that “it’s a nasty time in American politics.”

By David Skolnick

skolnick@vindy.com

BOARDMAN

The state government has to “stop being sloppy and lazy, and we’ve got to be focused,” said John Kasich, the Republican gubernatorial nominee.

When asked Monday by The Vindicator who he specifically meant, Kasich said: “The state and the leadership of the state. The people that work in the government are too slow.”

Kasich spoke to the media after speaking at a rally at Mahoning County Republican Party headquarters in Boardman and before attending a fund-raising event for his campaign at the Warren home of businessman Sam Covelli.

Kasich criticized Gov. Ted Strickland, a Democrat, for failing to move Ohio forward.

“Stop making excuses for why we keep failing and accept personal responsibility,” Kasich said of Strickland.

When asked what Strickland policies would be among the first to go if he’s elected next month, Kasich said, “I don’t have two hours to answer that question.”

Responding for the Strickland campaign, state Sen. Joe Schiavoni of Canfield, D-33rd, said: “That’s typical of the whole campaign Kasich is running. People want some facts. He just rails on Strickland. That’s not an answer to the question.”

Kasich also declined to say which programs he would cut with the state expecting a significant financial shortfall.

“We don’t know what the revenues are, so it’s impossible to run a program without” that knowledge, he said.

But Kasich, a former congressman, pointed out that he’s “written 13 budgets in my lifetime, and the crown jewel was the 1997 [federal] balanced-budget amendment.”

Schiavoni said he understands Kasich’s not mentioning specific cuts because the budget shortfall is “uncertain. But he could at least give ideas on fixing the budget.”

Kasich was well received by the Republican crowd at party headquarters.

“It’s a nasty time in American politics,” he said. “Trash as much as you can our Republican candidates. I see it wherever I go. We are a party that has ideas now. The reason why we’re being trashed is when you associate with a group that’s lost almost 400,000 jobs, you don’t want anybody talking about your record.”

Kasich also said that if Democrats win in November, “they’ll raise taxes.”

The goal should be to make government more efficient and effective, and reduce taxes, Kasich said.

Outside Republican headquarters, a group of local Democrats had a protest rally against Kasich.


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1RealAmericanPatriot(56 comments)posted 4 years, 2 months ago

This guy Kasich is tax and spend just like his man-idol Ronald Reagan. He's only a fiscal "conservative" when he's trying to get elected.

He can't name any specifics because he doesn't have any. He has no idea what we're going to do in this budget crisis.

The Strickland Administration has made progress after 16 years of republican absolute rule and Kasich will take us back to their dark ages.

How did voters in Columbus let this snake oil salesman with only a BA in political science trick them for so many years??

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2Nunya(1356 comments)posted 4 years, 2 months ago

Kasich is pathetic and enough of his lies are enough,..

See he says -- " It’s a nasty time in American politics,” he said. “Trash as much as you can our Republican candidates. I see it wherever I go. We are a party that has ideas now. The reason why we’re being trashed is when you associate with a group that’s lost almost 400,000 jobs, you don’t want anybody talking about your record.”

That lying clown is so cunning he's trying to sell an entire party agenda. In his run for an individual seat that his record reveals he'd be a disaster at,.. HE'S STATED NO SPECIFICS IN REGARDS TO WHO HE IS NOR WHAT MAKES HIM APPEALING ASIDE FROM A SALES PITCH HIS HISTORIC RECORD DOESN'T SUPPORT !!!

He contends -- he’s “written 13 budgets in my lifetime, and the crown jewel was the 1997 [federal] balanced-budget amendment.”,.. HE'S A LIAR !!!

FACT :

In 1993, as an Ohio representative Kasich was the Ranking Republican on the House Budget Committee. Where he authored an opposing bill to President Bill Clinton's successful deficit reduction plan that Kasich opposed.

This is the same John Kasich who presented what was called the " Penny-Kasich Plan " which proposed over $100 billion in cuts to federal spending targeting reductions to Medicare and social security payments for the most needing,.. IT GOT VOTED DOWN !!!

Where also in contrast that very same president Bill Clinton and democrat party congress. Took his first term to had implemented policies that successfully reduced Regan & Bush republican ran 9% national unemployment,.. KASICH IS CITING HIS CO-ORCHESTRATING THAT 9% NATIONAL UNEMPLOYMENT RATE A SUCCESS !!!

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3Nunya(1356 comments)posted 4 years, 2 months ago

TO CONTINUE :

Where with president Clinton and that democratic congress opposing Kasich's proposals and rendering him moot. Along with going on to balancing the budget, cutting the national debt deficit while bolstering social security. They governed such a success that the Clinton presidency left the country a record financial surplus,.. GEORGE BUSH AND THOSE robbery based REPUBLICANS TRANSFORMED THAT SURPLUS INTO A TOTAL ECONOMIC COLLAPSE WE'RE RECOVERING FROM RIGHT NOW !!!

Kasich was only a member of a republican congress and played klingon during Ronald Regan's reign of cyclically outsourcing jobs, busting unions and raising tax's,.. WHILE ROBBING SOCIAL SECURITY AS MUCH AS THEY COULD !!!

That republican reign included a national unemployment rate average of a shade over 9% all throughout that entire 8 years of their perch,.. WE'RE GOT 9% UNEMPLOYMENT EVEN IN A DAMN RECOVERY .THAT WAS REQUIRED BY THE 8 YEARS OF THE BUSH YEARS OF REPUBLICAN ROOST !!!

Why doesn't anybody hammer him and state those FACTS !!!

Like the fact that he only left congress because he was VOTED out in 2001. If he was so " wonderful " and or effective he'd been retained,.. HE WENT ON TO WORK FOR LEHMAN BROTHERS WHO'S PROFIT GAIN COST-ED OHIOAN'S PENSION PROGRAMS HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS !!!

What Kasich has done for Ohioan's was help authorize out sourcing jobs and fleeced the Ohioans retirement penchant funds. By having established an inside knowledge on how to do it and Ohioans lost via his his zeal for personal profit,.. THAT'S HIS IRREFUTABLE RECORD !!!
CONCLUSION:

I'm not big on Ted Strickland in the least and I'd loved if there was a better candidate as opposed to the both of them.

But in comparison of bad to worst I'll keep a Ted Strickland everyday of the week as opposed to asking for a John Kasich,...NOW LETS START AIRING UNBLEMISHED FACTS HERE !!!

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4Stan(9923 comments)posted 4 years, 2 months ago

"Kasich also said that if Democrats win in November, “they’ll raise taxes.”

The liberal way is that as revenues decline raising taxes once again fills the trough . Those who work and get a paycheck will be hit . Bill Clinton went a step further and taxed unemployment benefits and social security along with paychecks of the workers . What next from the libs ? Taxing savings accounts ?

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5UnionForever(1470 comments)posted 4 years, 2 months ago

John Kasich and his cut Tax & Spend is needed in Ohio after 4 failed years of Ted Strickland and his big government $1.5B in tax and fee increases while losing Ohio 400,000 jobs.

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6Alexinytown(246 comments)posted 4 years, 2 months ago

A couple of points.

The Democrats are scared and they do not know what to do. When Betras's protesters have to resort to trying to start fights and using profanity, it is a giveaway they either 1.) have no class and/or 2.) are scared.

Unfortunately for the Democratic Party of today, this is not 1982 and they cannot intimidate independent thinking anymore.

Second, it was awfully convenient for the media to stick around for over an hour and a half after the event just to interview Joe Schiavoni and Ron Gerberry. They were not even at the event. Their opponents were there, and were not given the opportunity for any air time.

When the media is so buddy-buddy with the local Democrats running for office, there is a big problem, and I think what happened after this event was a shameful plug for the Joe Schiavoni campaign. And as far as Ron Gerberry is concerned, whenever there is an opportunity to be in front of the camera, he will be there, because he certainly is not on the campaign trail or in Columbus working.

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7whitehawk(8 comments)posted 4 years, 2 months ago

John Kasich alone was the instrument that brought our country out of debt during the Clinton administration. He will do the same thing for Ohio. Let's face it. The unions don't want someone ready to make Ohio a viable, attractive state for new business. They want things the way they are........Just to keep receiving state tax dollars for them. Ohio can never be a magnet for new business as long as the state caters to the 'old mob' power that has been treading water for the last 30 years.
John Kasich will open the door to jobs in Ohio..

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8author50(1121 comments)posted 4 years, 2 months ago

I was at the protest and it was good old fashioned jawing by both sides.

Kasich has no specifics... sums up the heart and soul of both the local and state GOP. At least the GOP at the federal level has something they say they stand behind.

I wish Governor Strickland would promote his involvement in getting Marc Dann out of office as quickly as he did. I don't think that John Kasich would have moved that quickly against a fellow Republican.

It's going to be a long night to count this race on 11/2.

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9palbubba(671 comments)posted 4 years, 2 months ago

saddad uses the only blame the Dems know, blame Bush, while completely ignoring the facts. The economy was just fine until the Dems took control of congress in 2007 and Barney Frank and his sisters forced Freddie Mac and the banks to grant loans to unqualified applicants. You now have the results of those failed policies. There is no doubt that if reelected the Dems will raise taxes both on the Federal and State level. As usual they won't call them taxes. Certainly Barack Bin Laden doesn't care, his friends don't pay taxes.

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10RealAmericanPatriot(56 comments)posted 4 years, 2 months ago

hey union - kasich cannot say if his no tax "pledge" will include fees - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zO3Hf9...

Mark my words: If elected Kasich will raise taxes, fees, or a combination of both.

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11Alexinytown(246 comments)posted 4 years, 2 months ago

Gerberry plans on raising taxes in the legislature according to the League of Women Voters. I would advise not voting for him either.

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12drw122(35 comments)posted 4 years, 2 months ago

What is it with the mentality of the people who live in the Mahoning Valley. I think the water they are drinking is full of stupid pills. Can't you see the area around you just falling apart. The decay in the air is worse than ever. The area has been under democrat policies since I can remember and it has brought you nothing but high crime , high taxes and high unemployment. You people are like the slaves who were given their freedom after the civil war but stayed with their masters anyway. For God's sake quit voting for people just because they have a "D" next to their name. Don't just follow your union leadership , they don't have your best interest at heart. Wilson and Strickland have done nothing for Mahoning and Columbiana Counties , they talk a big game but they have "NO RESULTS". Wilson is a coward ,he won't debate and he never responds to phone calls. It's time to fire good ole Charlie Wilson.

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