Ohio is one of only 6 states that does not tax corporate profits,yet Kasich and the GOP tea party thugs in the Statehouse fight against raising the minimum wage.after tax corporate profits are the highest ever,while labor compensation is at its lowest point since 1948.The gap between the rich and the poor is at its highest point since the Gilded Age.For the last 35 years working families have suffered under the snake oil of trickle down economics.When Newt came to power who did he appoint to be his guru of supply side economics-that's right the Master of Greed-Kasich.Find me one person who has gotten a full-time job with benefits including insurance-except for his charter school cronies,the Jobs Ohio scam artists,the turnpike execs who don't even show up for work,the list of his donors in cushy jobs goes on and on ,while everyone else suffers.Kasichs three point job plan for the rest of us-dollar general,,family dollar,dollar tree.
September 2, 2014 at 8:02 a.m.
Well,here we go again with posters piling on Dave.Bert knows that any article with Daves name in it will attract more readers to his column.Despite the wingnut claims,Dave will never go to jail.These are the same Fox news loyalists who dream of putting our beloved President through a sham of impeachment proceedings,Dave is the most honored county chair in Ohio.His Team Betras candidates always win.He is the popular choice throughout the state to be the next state chair.The posters who hate Dave look in the mirror,Are you upset because Dave is always surrounded by beautiful women?.Are you upset about his stellar reputation throughout the legal community?.Are you upset because the mere mention of his name causes Republicans to tremble?.The truth is you want to be like Dave ,and you need to realize there is only one Dave-champion of our beautiful Valley.
August 11, 2014 at 9:40 a.m.
Just bring the checkbook Johnny Boy.And say hi to the lonely Valley Repubs who are a State-wide joke.By November Eds mistakes will be long-forgotten,but SB 5 WILL NEVER GO AWAY.By the way lets hope on his way to the Valley he doesn't get pulled over for speeding,otherwise Johnny will spent most of his time calling cops idiots.Why Kasich will lose-right to work,charter schools,Jobs Ohio.tax shifting oh and did I mention SB5.When people start paying attention after Labor Day voters will start to find out that King John has done nothing but line his pockets and that of his rich cronies.If the best the Repubs have on Ed is what they have shown so far,they know that the Johnny is in trouble
August 11, 2014 at 8:07 a.m.
If secret ballots were used by the ODP Redfern would be out .If the state wide ticket tanks he needs to go,Its time that we get revenge for his attack on Harry Meshel.Valley residents have long memories and hopefully Harry will be vindicated.
August 3, 2014 at 7:46 a.m.
Watch out any drivers on 224,John John is on the loose.Hopefully the next person who is the victim of his uncontrolled rage is packing heat so we can rid our Valley of this scumbag.His parents are the biggest joke around and their wealth wont save him when he picks on a driver whos packing..
July 30, 2014 at 9:05 a.m.
Great job with this vital issue Bert.I have always said that Robs,oops Jobs Ohio would be Kasichs teapot dome ,and still think that the shady operation will be a big part of the fall campaign.But Berts right,this could be a true game changer when people realize the importance of this scandal.With 92 new charter schools due to open this fall in Ohio,its beyond time to investigate this issue.The intent of Charter schools as envisioned by Al Shanker was to help students who struggled in class to have an alternative.In Kasichs world,Charter schools are about making his donors rich.The fastest way to become part of Kasichs Millionaire club isn't playing the Lotto,or going to a Casino,but by opening a charter school in Ohio.Because the teacher unions have opposed him Kasich is trying to run over public education with his infamous bus.Just read his book ,he hates public education with a passion,which is why he needs voted out before he realizes his goal of destroying the educational system that made America great.And as a veteran teacher I can tell you we have many qualified Math and Science teachers who have had to leave Ohio to find jobs.I guess that Jobs Ohio will take credit for bringing in the Turkish teachers,because they cant take credit for anything else.Bert perhaps you can find out the names of the top Jobs Ohio leaders and their salaries,someone needs to expose this sham .
July 20, 2014 at 5:52 p.m.
Robs Ohio,oops Jobs Ohio has committed ten million dollars of our tax money to this convention.That of course is what they are saying to the public.But since they is no oversight of this ultra top-secret public/private arm of the Kasich administration who will truly know how much money they are going to dump into this lets make Dan Gilbert even more rich convention.With all of the scumbag charter school operators who are getting rich off our tax dollars in attendance,every hooker in northeast Ohio is probably counting down the days to this event.
July 9, 2014 at 11:45 p.m.
Always good to see King Johns teabagger friends defending a crook that should be in prison with his scam at Lehman Brothers.He is a joke nationally and our beloved Jimbo had a better chance of being president than Kasich.Robs Ohio,oops Jobs Ohio will be his downfall when the shady details of this farce upon Ohio taxpapers is revealed.Only the crack smoking teabaggers who would be more at home in an Idaho compound than in our Valley can say that this moron cares about the average Ohioian.Have you forgotten about SB 5 ,when the people of our great state and Valley sent him the message that Unions are still the peoples greatest allies.By the way who is the only president to be a union member and if fact a six term president-Ronald Reagan.Unions forever and we will vote Kasich out as we are united
July 7, 2014 at 6:28 p.m.
Ed FitzGerald will beat Kasich like a drum in the Valley.Team Betras will use their power and the truth to point out the fallacies of the teabaggers who are the only ones in our area who are stupid enougn to support King John.Our Valley is the bastion of the most informed voters in Ohio and we know a rat like Kasich is only for the rich,since after passing a budget that caters to the one percenters,he recently gave a speech calling for more tax cuts for the rich.This guy is a fraud and if voters throughout the state would just stop voting for Repubs because of the swill they see and hear on Faux news the better.Talk to those who have been run over by Kasichs bus,he is a truly rotten person who cares only about his wealth and his super rich buddies in Columbus.
July 7, 2014 at 6:35 a.m.
Have to agree about Bill Clinton,but so many of the posters have the wrong idea about Dave.If you know him ,you love him.He loves our wonderful Valley so much,and does so much behind the scenes for the average citizen.Sure he knows all the Valleys movers and shakers.but its his brilliant legal and political mind that truly earns their respect..Come tomorrow to the Dems meeting and see the lovefest shown to our beloved chairman.
June 17, 2014 at 6:07 p.m.