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Kasich boosts Romney by laying off divisive ideas



Published: Mon, November 5, 2012 @ 2:34 p.m.

COLUMBUS (AP) — Gov. John Kasich is doing what he can to help Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney win the battleground state — and that sometimes includes holding his tongue.

The normally vocal Kasich has seen an uptick in his approval ratings since summer. The rise has coincided with his relative silence on divisive policy changes he’s advancing, including a tax increase on big oil drillers, further privatization of state functions and possible spending cuts to balance Ohio’s next two-year operating budget.

The Republican governor is focusing instead on email blasts to supporters, pro-Romney op-eds, upbeat rally speeches and national TV interviews touting GOP economic policies.

In a weekend op-ed in the Plain Dealer, Kasich said casting a vote for Romney would mean spreading business-friendly policies like Ohio’s across the nation and would heal the economy.

“The solution is simple. Do what we’re doing here in Ohio at a national level: Cut taxes, rein in spending, pursue common-sense regulations, make government work better and get it out of the way so job creators can do what they do best — innovate, grow and create jobs,” he wrote. “Mitt Romney understands this and will do it as president.”


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1tonyjr28(2 comments)posted 1 year, 5 months ago

I grew up in Youngstown and left just as the steel mills were failing. I moved to California and started a clothing business. I did it with ''no government help''. I created a business that employed 60 young people and helped put them through college. Several of them keep in touch and many have gone on to build their own business's. Creating jobs is what makes this country move forward. Bigger government involvement = smaller citizen. A vote for Romney is a vote for a better America no matter where you live.

Tony Horvat

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2AnotherAverageCitizen(1172 comments)posted 1 year, 5 months ago

I saw Gov's from other states here for romney. I have not heard from kasich until this week.

OHIO, FLORIDA, and Wisconson. What do these 3 states have in common?

All 3 will vote Obama on Tuesday.

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3fd6636(254 comments)posted 1 year, 5 months ago

I wish Kasich would start talking. Obama needs his help!!!

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4natureman(66 comments)posted 1 year, 5 months ago

Kasich is a poor excuse for a governor. If he has his way the public school system will be gone and everything will go to charter schools. I really dislike him for what he has tried to do to the unions. This country owes a great deal to the unions!!

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5DwightK(1179 comments)posted 1 year, 5 months ago

It's easy to cut the state budget when you can push off that spending to local governments. That isn't rocket science. All it does is force local homeowners to pass higher levies to keep the same services.

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6VindyPost(436 comments)posted 1 year, 5 months ago

Nobody and I repeat, NOBODY "believes or trusts" Ohio Gov. Kasich...therefore whatever he says or does for replugs is absolutely NO FACTOR in weighted values. Kasich was told..."Stay Away" far away.

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7theotherside(328 comments)posted 1 year, 5 months ago

Kasich is toxic to Romney. His actions have alienated many of the same voters who put him in office in 2010 as a result of SB5, and Romney endorsing it when he did is the reason he is losing Ohio. Romney can thank Kasich for the loss, but I suspect the republican establishment is throwing a bone to Kasich this late in the election because they know Ohio is lost anyway so they might as well let Kasich spew his drivel. By the way, Kasich is the next politician to lose his seat in 2014 because of SB5.

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876Ytown(1150 comments)posted 1 year, 5 months ago

Please folks, open your eyes. Look around. If you haven't traveled away from the Youngstown area you may not realize what a depressed area this is.

Youngstown area population has declined from 164,372 in the 1960 census to 66,982 in the 2010 census. The remaining population is aging. The educated are leaving. The hope & change you wanted did not appear.

You may feel that bigger government, hand outs, and taxing the rich are the answer. Even if we take ALL the wealth of this great nation, yours, mine and the rich we'd only have $3 trillion to reduce the deficit of $16 trillion and growing. A trillion dollars is a number that we can almost not even fathom. At some point really soon, our ship is about to sink!

We've already had our government credit rating downgraded for the 1st time in history under this president. Our loans are short term. Currently, the interest rate is extremely low. Once the interest rates raise, we'll see the deficit skyrocket.

Think about the concept of bringing jobs to the American people. When businesses feel confident about the future, they will hire. When people are hired, they are taken off government assistance. When people have a job, they contribute in taxes, which will contribute to the deficit going down. People want opportunity to better themselves. They want a better future for their children. People want to maintain their dignity.

Taxing the rich as an only solution is not the answer. As long as businesses are being strangled, our economy will suffer. Look at the big picture. Learn from other countries like Greece. Let's not make the same mistakes. This president is taking us in a direction that we do not want to go simply by being asleep at the wheel. He has been absent from his jobs council and daily intelligence meetings more than 40% of the time. He refused to meet with world leaders. He wanted to be a transparent president however there have been more questions than answers.

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9WilliamSwinger(341 comments)posted 1 year, 5 months ago

The Democrats destroyed the economy. Take a look at the marvelous job Dear Leader Bronco Bama has done:

-US Credit Rating LOWERED
-43 months of 8%+ unemployment
-16.2 trillion dollars in DEBT
-Al Qaeda is ALIVE
-Ambassador/Navy Seals DEAD
-47 million on FOOD STAMPS
-MILLIONS left the labor force
-Grocery prices up 15%
-Income down 8.2%
-Gasoline prices up 250%
-Benghazi cover UP
-Fast n Furious cover UP
-Fraudulent "green" projects

And how about the other wonderful things the Democrats have achieved over the years:

The Democrat Party

-Fought for slavery
-Began the Civil War
-Founded the Ku Klux Klan
-Created Jim Crow
-Levied poll taxes
-Fought against Civil Rights
-Insured Japanese internment

The Democrats have been working to keep blacks and others down for 250 years!! Woo-hoo! Thank you Democrats!

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10theotherside(328 comments)posted 1 year, 5 months ago

Romney's flip flopping and position changes has cost him the trust factor. The 47% comment is the tip of the ice berg. It was a snap shot on what Romney really thinks. What you do behind close doors when no one is looking is integrity and Romney was being honest in his 47% comment. As a result, no one trusts him. If the repubs would have had a candidate who had new ideas instead of warmed over GW Bush ideas, then the story might be different. Since Romney won't tell us his plans, he can't be trusted.

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11doubled(210 comments)posted 1 year, 5 months ago

Lower taxes?? For who? My state taxes aren't any lower. And to continue to receive local services like police, fire, etc...I now pay higher taxes. Why? Because the teapublicans decided to cut the state funds and lower taxes on the businesses -- who use the very SAME local resources that I'm now paying more for as a home owner. These guys are SCAM Artists of the highest degree. Lower taxes my a$$.

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12doubled(210 comments)posted 1 year, 5 months ago

Hey 76ytown -- whoever said taxing the rich was the only solution? Not the president. His plan has just as many cuts as it does revenue increases. As EVERY credible economist has stated - you can't do it on cuts alone and you can't do it on revenues alone. That's why obama's plan has both. Romney's plan is a figment - and you're buying it. And as far as kasich's lowering taxes - he hasn't lowered mine - in fact, mine are now higher because he lowered taxes on businesses ONLY, not for homeowners, He cut funds from the state and passed it off to the local communities to make up the difference with their property taxes, sales taxes, etc. YOU GOT SCAMMED - and yet you sit there and write a post on his behalf as if he's is doing us all a favor. I now pay more and get less for my tax dollars while businesses that use the same community resources get a tax cut. And by the way, when you left, this area might have been depressed. It's not that way now. County revenues are WAY UP because the people and businesses here are doing better. And when the middle class has money to spend, the economy does well - that's it and that's all. We're on our way back b/c of a strong lordstwon plant, VMI, and the natural gas industry. These are good things and we're capitalizing on them. They happened under obama, not bush - and romney wasn't anywhere around. So if you want to sit back and preach from the pulpit of reason, no problem, but you should first know what the hell you're talking about if you expect to have any credibility with the people around here.

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13doubled(210 comments)posted 1 year, 5 months ago

And for all my faithful teathuglican baggers here -- everyone in the country -- except for you geniuses - realize that the US credit rating was lowered b/c the tea party morons in COngress decided to play chicken with our debt ceiling a couple years ago. Rmember?? I guess you don't. But everyone else does. Perhaps that's why the vast majority of the country can no longer stand the sight or sound of any of you. You're all done come Wed -- Deal with it.

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14WilliamSwinger(341 comments)posted 1 year, 5 months ago

@doubled

You are deranged. Everything is somebody else's fault but the dems controlled everything,huh? Whatever. You better start getting used to the sound of the words "President Romney."

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15AnotherAverageCitizen(1172 comments)posted 1 year, 5 months ago

Willy,
The repubs did not want romney 4 years ago..

Mass did not want him back as Gov.

1994 Senate Run in Mass. How did that work out?

Ted Kennedy 1,265,997 votes 58%
Mitt Romney 894,000 votes 41%

Hmmmmm..

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16WilliamSwinger(341 comments)posted 1 year, 5 months ago

@AAC

I don't think we want him now but anything is better than O-Breaking-The-Bank. Do you hear ANYBODY talking about how great Mitt is? Not really. We are all consumed with how unbelievably TERRIBLE this current mistake of a President has become. Mark these words... BHO will go down in history as the most abysmal President ever.

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17AnotherAverageCitizen(1172 comments)posted 1 year, 5 months ago

I know we don't want him(Willard). Unless you are in the top 5%, he will not be looking out for you.

I repeat.
The repubs did not want romney 4 years ago..

Mass did not want him back as Gov.

1994 Senate Run in Mass. How did that work out?

Ted Kennedy 1,265,997 votes 58%
Mitt Romney 894,000 votes 41%

Hmmmmm..

VOTE OBAMA

VOTE OBAMA

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18timOthy(802 comments)posted 1 year, 5 months ago

Who would want a man that lost his DICTATOR WAYS on HOUSE BILL #5 !? He did Tax the oil Bussiness,but what else has he done ? V&M Steel was under Strickland. Lordstown under Strickland. Stimulus for ROADS under Strickland.

Kasich saved Bob Evans and American Greeting Card Co.Hired Mark Kamvve to their NEW JOBS PROGRAM with NO RESULTS.

Moved out of the Governor's house and into Nationwide's High Rise Building.

Two more years with this LOSER !!!!

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19Attis(829 comments)posted 1 year, 5 months ago

John SB5 Kasick support is the kiss of death for Mitt in Ohio.

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20blutarsky(25 comments)posted 1 year, 5 months ago

i dont care about any of this i just want to keep my welfare and free cell phone. vote obama, whether your dead or alive just vote obama.

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21eggomaniac(12 comments)posted 1 year, 5 months ago

Mitt has double talked & flip flopped so much its very difficult to tell what his positions truly are--- can you imagine him as President ? I can see it now--- no new taxes on the middle class, Oh wait did I say that I meant for people in my class, not those I deem as below me.More jobs for everyone, oops I meant for my Cronies (take notes from Mandel).I support the auto industry, oops again I think detroit should be allowed to go thru bankruptcy. PLEASE exercise some common sense when u vote--- Mitt is and always will be a WAR HAWK ---this leopard only changes his spots in campaign rhetoric only

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