Yup Nacho, I would agree that the voters are smarter. They proved that by shoving SB5 right down Kasich's throat. And then pledged to see him again in 2014. Kasich is running dead even with Fitzgerald who is someone hardly anyone knows. Once memories are jogged, Kasich will be one and done.
November 18, 2013 at 8:34 a.m.
Bob Bennett is kidding himself. Kasich garnered alot of democratic votes who were upset with Obama in 2010 over Obamacare. And independents as well. Then Kasich showed his true colors with SB5. Now, those voters have been waiting patiently to get even. Kasich has much to worry about with many of the people who voted for him the last time around and Bennett has his head buried in the sand.
November 17, 2013 at 9:39 p.m.
The academic distress commission running the schools is appointed by the state superintendent who was appointed by Kasich. He's already "helping" the schools. The translation in Kasich's remarks is about charter school expansion and municipal oversight. Just like in Cleveland and Columbus, which in both cases show no better results than the public schools, and in many cases worse results. Since the academic commission is your responsibility Governor, why isn't there improvement already? They have been in charge for over two years now?
October 28, 2013 at 9:02 p.m.
Don't kid yourself. SB5 will not be forgotten in 2014 despite Kasich's cynical ploys like his Medicaid move. Chances are, the board decision will be thrown out in court anyway and he knows it but being the cynic he is, he went ahead so he can look like he is removed from politics. It won't work. The very people who put him ahead of Strickland in 2010 (teachers, firefighters, police and other organized labor groups) will not forget what he tried to do to them with SB5, and they know full well what he will try to do if he gets re-elected. Sure, he may have appeased some of the base but the voters he needs to worry about are the voters who destroyed his union busting attempt. And they will vote in droves in 2014. They have been patiently waiting for the chance.
October 27, 2013 at 5:38 p.m.
All you people living in glass houses better be careful about casting that first stone. You should instead be thankful you don't have a problem like this and show some compassion. It's more attractive than some of the idiotic comments. Hey chevin, did you ever make a mistake and hope for another chance?
October 4, 2013 at 8:34 a.m.
JobsOhio keeps says it it already doing what it is supposed to. That they are following the law. The problem is the way the law was written to begin with, which is how Kasich wanted it, and which provides them with secrecy in their activities. That's the rub and that's what needs changed. The public should be asking what Kasich and JobsOhio is hiding that shouldn't be subject to public scrutiny, just like every other state agency that accepts and spends public tax dollars. That's why we have sunshine laws. Who cares that it's a "non-profit"?
October 3, 2013 at 8:35 a.m.
Our checks and balances system of government was designed in such a way to ensure transparency and public access to government for the purpose of keeping the officials in charge of the government honest in their duties. And that system has worked well. Along comes Kasich who thinks it shouldn't apply to him because he feels public scrutiny will negatively impact his negotiations with business executives. Give me a break. Who does he think he is? That very arrogance is what encourages public distrust of government, not to mention the opportunity for corruption. JobsOhio should immediately be open to public scrutiny. Just like every other state agency that accepts and spends public tax revenue. If it looks, sounds, and walks like a duck, it must be a duck. The public should be asking what is so secret? What is Kasich and JobOhio hiding that the public shouldn't have access to? Answer those questions and then we can determine how honest Kasich is.
October 3, 2013 at 8 a.m.
This argument that Kasich is some great economic genius because he balanced the state budget is a pig in a poke. Every governor before him did the same thing because the state constitution requires the budget be balanced every year. Strickland did it. Taft did it, Celeste did it. It didn't matter what governor did it. They had to do it by law. The difference is in the priorities. Kasich balanced the budget by cutting funding to universities, schools, state, and local governments. Then, he created a public entity called Jobs Ohio that has no public over sight. So now we have turmoil in local government and schools with funding crisis and a new state agency that no one is permitted to audit even though it is funded with public funds. If it looks smelly it probably is. What's Kasich hiding with Jobs Ohio?
September 21, 2013 at 8:43 a.m.
Oh I love the anti union argument that unions are no longer needed because we now have OSHA, federal and state employment laws that "...now exist where they hadn't to prevent child labor and unsafe workplaces in most markets..." Hilarious that anyone would think for a moment that those laws would exist or continue to exist without the unions. The unions made those laws happen. Not wealthy business interests. And if anyone thinks for a moment that those laws would continue to exist without the unions is a fool. As far as union bullying goes, Henry Ford and his corporate goons had just as much impact on the labor movement as any strike actions so to blame violent incidents on unions alone is nonsense. There were plenty of examples of corporate abuse of workers over the years. Are unions perfect? Hardly. But I'd much rather live with an imperfect union that with no union at all. You want to continue to see the gap expand between the wealthy and the rest of us? Kill the unions and find out what that life is like. No thanks.
September 17, 2013 at 9:37 a.m.
Kasich's food stamp requirement isn't targeted towards his enemies. It's targeted toward his Koch controlled, ALEC inspired Tea Party base. Sure, all voters like the idea of earning your keep if getting food stamps, but that won't change the facts of John Kasich's record. I am sure there will be plenty of largess thrown around by John Kasich is before the elections.. He will attempt to divert attention away from the very sycophants and enablers who gave us SB5 and who are now attempting a Right to Work law again. Kasich can't extract himself from those efforts. He owns them and the November 2014 election has been a long time coming for the million plus signatures just waiting for that election.
September 15, 2013 at 12:18 p.m.