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Gov.-elect Kasich to unions: Drop dead

By Bertram de Souza (Contact)


Published December 13, 2010

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Not only is Republican Gov.-elect John Kasich intent on dismantling Ohio’s collective bargaining law, he also wants to find a way of preventing public employees from striking. Kasich, who led a Republican sweep of November’s statewide elections, has declared war on public employee unions in Ohio.

Come January, the GOP will be in control of the governor’s office, the General Assembly and all the statewide administrative offices — and there will be no stopping Kasich.

Elections have consequences, and when the Democrats decided to sit on their hands rather than come out in force for Gov. Ted Strickland and the party ticket, they ceded control of the state to the Republicans.

And the pro-business agenda the GOP will pursue will undoubtedly pose a challenge to the pro-union Democrats. Indeed, the labor unions, especially those representing public employees, will be put to the test.

Given the growing discontent among private sector taxpayers over the public sector’s insatiable appetite for money — most of it going for salaries, benefits and very lucrative pensions — Kasich will find a lot of support for his push against the collective bargaining law. In fact, elected officials throughout Ohio could well become his most ardent backers for his initiative. After all, many have experienced the negative effects of arbitrators ordering pay raises without regard to the economic hardships they create.

Kasich has declared war on the once-powerful labor unions.  It’s going to be a bloody 2011.


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1LtMacGowan(669 comments)posted 4 years ago

Well this is ONE Ohioan who didn't vote for him.

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21970mach1(1005 comments)posted 4 years ago

Long overdue.

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3cambridge(3107 comments)posted 4 years ago

Wall Street paid themselves a record 144 billion in bonuses for 2010 and the republicans insist on giving them a tax cut.

kasich has probably made as much in a week as a public employ makes in a year but those are the people who's wages and benefits should be cut?

Typical republican.

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4unhappyvoter1(87 comments)posted 4 years ago

I THINK WE ARE GOING TO BE IN BIG TROUBLE WITH THIS GOVENOR . PEOPLE PICK ON THE PUBLIC EMPLOYEES WHEN THEY IN MOST CASES MAKE LESS THEN PRIVATE SECTOR. THEY ARE HARD DEDICATED PEOPLE WHO LIKE TO HELP OTHERS. POLICE, FIREFIGHTERS, SCHOOL TEACHERS, WELFARE WORKERS.....ARE YOU TELLING ME THESES EMPLOYEES ARE PAID TO MUCH...PLEASE.......WAKE UP AMERICA. REPUBLICAN MEANS YOU ARE GIVING TO THE RICH.............................

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5RealAmericanPatriot(56 comments)posted 4 years ago

American's pay the lowest amount in combined taxes since the 1930's and soon our wages will be back to the 1930's as well.

John Kasich really has really no clue on how to fix a $9 Billion budget hole. Even if he smashes public unions, he's going to be left with a $9 Billion budget hole.

He was dumb in Congress and he is still just as dumb.

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6UnionForever(1470 comments)posted 4 years ago

The two biggest areas of budget reduction opportunity for John Kasich to fix Ohio's $8B budget problem is State Workers and Medicaid. I hope he slashes both of them BIG time to end BIG Government under the finger of the unions. The taxpayers can no longer afford the overly generous pay, cadillac healthcare, and gold pension for these state workers. We can't afford to continue the welfare and medicaid drain either for those too lazy to work. The time has come for "Right to Work" for Ohio and to reduce the public dole.

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7Freeatlast(1991 comments)posted 4 years ago

Shows how smart he is and what we are in for . He lost 16000 jobs and he is not in office yet . GREAT. Hope those who voted for him are happy . STUPID

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8drw122(35 comments)posted 4 years ago

Good for Kasich , Finally someone to take on union thugs. The unions can thanks the union leadership for this. Look what the union mentality has done for the Mahoning Valley . It's finally time for common sense at the Statehouse.

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9Freeatlast(1991 comments)posted 4 years ago

drw you are so stupid

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10repeaters(223 comments)posted 4 years ago

VOTE TILL YOUR BROKE!!!!!!!!!!!!

OHIO RANKS 47TH IN JOB CREATION AND 7TH HIGHEST IN TAXES........VOTE TILL YOUR BROKE, AND THEN LET THEM GRAB YOU BY THE ANKLES, TURN YOU UPSIDE DOWN, AND SHAKE WHATS LEFT OUT OF YOUR POCKETS. WHAT ARE ALL OF YOU, SWIMMING IN MONEY? YOU HAVE TO BE TOTALLY STUPID VOTING FOR WHAT YOU CAN'T AFFORD.

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11drw122(35 comments)posted 4 years ago

freeatlast , wow that hurt , did your union boss tell you to write that.

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12republicanRick(1251 comments)posted 4 years ago

Unions -- you had a nice run over the past 50 years but the party is over -- rigid work rules, workplace inefficiency, gold plated benefits and retirements all add up to bloated and spoiled workers. Kasich is doing the right thing to save this state.

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13Robert_Neville(123 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

republicanRick & MARGETALICA,

I want to start by saying, that it is not the problem of the Ohio taxpayers that the State is in the shape that it currently in. It is the elected officials, that float this boat down the river. Here are some figures, that I would like the new Republican leadership to look at. This new Governor is just like all the others. He is just following the steps of the GOP. He seemed to forget something. How Government works and he needs to understand this.
Here is a short lesson on Leadership. Leadership 101, you are no better then the next person beside you. Sun Tzu on leadership, if a general shows confidence in his men but always insists on his orders being obeyed, the gain will be mutual. This is no gray in this statement. For to long, we have elected people to office that have no vision, direction, or a plan.
Look we all can agree that the State works are the larger group but if we cut there pay. Then we now grow the welfare base even more. These are elected officials, who are servants of the State of Ohio. The Constitution of Ohio says nothing about pay to the General Assembly. I am sorry to stop here but here are the figures that I want everyone to see!

Ohio has 33 Senators and 99 House of Representatives = 7.6 million @ $58,000 dollars not to count leadership pay. (currently)

The change the needs to happen:
33 Senators and 99 House of Representatives = 3.0 million @ $22,000 dollars not to count leadership pay. (What a Solider makes on the front lines in Afghanistan)

This is what a true Republican would want there Elected Official to make.

This is a savings of 4.6 million dollars just to reduce the pay of the 33 Senators and 99 House of Representatives. Remember they are elected! They choose to have the power but they need to prove that they earned the pay.

“Green is the new Red”
Neville

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