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Ohioans get bad rap from Kasich

Published: Mon, January 24, 2011 @ 12:00 a.m.

Ohioans get bad rap from Kasich

Ohio GOP considers tax breaks for businesses despite $8B deficit, the Jan. 16 Vindicator reported

Gov. John Kasich in his inaugural address announced he hoped to restore economic security and add jobs. He would eliminate Ohio’s personal income tax, privatize state functions from the Ohio Turnpike and prisons to liquor sales, and reform public pensions. Then, still wet behind the ears, he sets out to Detroit. We don’t know what his agenda was, but on his return, he berates the citizens of Ohio with a litany of faults that he received from those whom he met.

As this tirade on us was via a television newscast, only the first item is remembered: “Ohioans have a bad attitude.” His response was to return home with his tail between his legs, and repeat those blasphemies to us. It is these Ohio workers who produce the automobiles that give the Big Three executives their multi-million dollar salaries, bonuses, pensions and stock options, and our governor comes back and berates us with their invectives.

Ohio was, is and will continue to be a great state. It is the people that make a state what it is. We have a new breed of “robber barons” who would try to take this heritage away from us by degrading our efforts to produce the best product that can be made. We can hold our own in any endeavor that may come our way; we are ready. I believe that the governor owes all Ohio residents an apology.

Leonard J. Sainato, Warren


1nikasymone(7 comments)posted 3 years, 10 months ago

For all those who are complaining and who voted him in office, deal with it this is what you invited into our homes, a start to a bad relationship.

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2Nonsocialist(710 comments)posted 3 years, 10 months ago

What is it about libs and lies? The Governor never said, "Ohioans have a bad attitude." To see the comments, refer to the attached link below.


The Governor's trip was to promote Ohio's business climate. The Big 3 rightfully told Kasich that Ohio was "'not competitive,' and "'not cooperative," and that Ohio "created a bad attitude and a bad impression." The Big 3 are right. They know that Ohio is unfriendly to business and is ranked 47th (!) in tax friendliness.

He wants to fix this. Kasich added, "It involves taxes, it involves regulations, it involves being able to respond to their concerns, it involves what you do with an EPA, it involves what you do with all types of regulation and job training."

I applaud the Governor's attempts to improve the business environment in Ohio, and his candor regarding the negative feedback these businesses gave him.

Q: How do you know when a lib is lying?
A; Their lips are moving.


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3JME(801 comments)posted 3 years, 10 months ago

Mr. Sainato must have been smokin those little cigarettes.

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4JME(801 comments)posted 3 years, 10 months ago

"The Big 3 are right. They know that Ohio is unfriendly to business and is ranked 47th (!) in tax friendliness"

An example:


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5peacelover(791 comments)posted 3 years, 10 months ago

It will be interesting to see what kind of reception he gets when he visits GM Lordstown on Tuesday.

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61970mach1(1005 comments)posted 3 years, 10 months ago

The Cruze is a nice looking car, but UAW had absolutely ZERO to do with the design. Hyundai Elantra is better looking and better quality and not made by malcontent crybabies.

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7sameolhub(56 comments)posted 3 years, 10 months ago

Give Kasich a chance, I merely relayed what the big 3 told him. He is doing way more than Stickaround and make Union buds Strickland ever has. If the UAW shows him disrespect then they deserve whatever Government Motors does..

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8borylie(825 comments)posted 3 years, 10 months ago

What's really annoying and unethical in my opinion,is the Vindy even publishing this guy's letter. Not only is the title an eye catcher that is by all accounts wrong,but most of the letter is twisted and distorted. I'd like to know if anybody can write an opinion and get published if there's no truth or fact in it? About any subject?

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9Nonsocialist(710 comments)posted 3 years, 10 months ago

I agree with Borylie.

This letter was lies and smear. The Vindy should not be a medium for spreading falsehoods and character attacks.

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10VINDYAK(1799 comments)posted 3 years, 10 months ago

I applaude all those before me who read through those lies and smears and saw them for what they are. I also applaude the Vindicator for printing Mr. Sainato's letter, as it allows us the opportunity for rebuttals. Good job by all!

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11eagleye(59 comments)posted 3 years, 10 months ago

Obviously Mr. Sainto can't read or get his facts straight. This seems to be the norm for Democrats. Shoot from the lip and to hell with getting the facts straight. Kasich merely repeated what car executives said in Detroit. If you don't like what the leaders of the companies are saying, then fix it. Just remember, the Obamunist gave the UAW a 25% stake in GM and put a union goon on the board of directors. The bond holders who had a legal right to recoup their risks and investments were stripped of their money by the Marxist in Chief while forking over billions to the unions. It's truly pathetic.

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12JME(801 comments)posted 3 years, 10 months ago

I started to think about this last night, Mr. Sainto must actually be Dave Betras.

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13CBDactivist(123 comments)posted 3 years, 10 months ago

This is his cabinet- HIS CABINET

There are all the State Senators that represent and offer the diversity for everyone else.

Anything short of allowing our elected Governor is Racist from small minded people trying to take all of us backwards.

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14Freeatlast(1991 comments)posted 3 years, 10 months ago

It looks like a lot here could not get or keep a job at GM so they cry like babies and call others lazy . .

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15Thinker(15 comments)posted 3 years, 10 months ago

Kasich has never named exactly who of the auto execs told him that the state was unfriendly to their industry, and when asked by the local union leaders who told him, he answered "All of them."

I do NOT believe his story. If he REALLY was told that, then why not name WHO told him? Ohio has numerous auto-related plants, including Lordstown, Toledo and Cleveland. If the state was so unfriendly, then WHY keep building cars here?

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