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Former Lehman Bros. investment banker and Fox contributor, John Kasich
has a plan to unseat Ohio's Democratic governor, Ted Strickland....
Former U.S. Rep. John Kasich, the Republican candidate for governor (of Ohio), has made a 10-year phase-out of the income tax central to his campaign platform.
Shocker, right? Another Republican hopeful with nothing but tax cuts in his toolbag. It's like a disease. No matter what the question or problem might be......tax cuts are the answer.
What would Kasich's state income tax elimination plan do to Ohio?
Legislative analysts have determined that a proposal to phase out Ohio’s income tax — a key issue in the 2010 governor’s race — would cost state and local governments and libraries more than $800 million next year.
Losses would rise from $814 million to more than $12 billion by 2020, according to an Ohio Legislative Service Commission analysis obtained by The Associated Press. The commission reviewed
the proposal because it’s been introduced as a bill in the Ohio House.
Ohio Democrats reaction to Republican Kasich's (what else?)....tax cutting plan?.....
(Ohio) Democratic Chairman Chris Redfern launched a pre-emptive strike. Redfern blasted Kasich’s pledge to phase out the state income tax as “kooky, nutty, bizarre, without merit.”
Looks like Kasich wants to follow Arnold's California Budget Cutting lead and take Ohio, already economically stagnate after years of corporate outsourcing and downsizing, straight into the ditch marked third world.
The legislative analysis of Kasich’s tax proposal suggests it would require deep budget cuts as well.
Kasich has learned a lot from his days working for the deception artists and propaganda spewers at Fox.
So much a part of the Republican Party establishment, Kasich was considered for George W. Bush's running mate in 2000, before Cheney, you know, picked himself....
U.S. Rep. John Kasich has been approached by the George W. Bush campaign as a potential candidate for vice president, his spokesman said.
How close were George W. Bush and John Kasich? Kasich tells us....
"I feel I have a soul brother," the House Budget Committee chairman said of the Texas governor as the two stood at a press conference with arms around each other's shoulders, smiling and joking as they donned Bush baseball campaign hats.
Just last week, Kasich was rubbing shoulders with the other celebrity-Bush, Republican Party establishment guy, Jeb.....
Jeb Bush joined John Kasich yesterday for a discussion about the business environment in Ohio.
Yet, at the same time, in typical Fox-duplicity style, John Kasich also pretends he's not a Republican Party establishment guy, but instead, a blood brother with the Tea Partiers....
"I went to one meeting where I thought they were gonna hang two of the Republican speakers that were up there from the nearest tree,"
"I go to tea party events and I know where people are, they're fed up with all the politics," he said. "I've told my Republican colleagues at big Republican shindigs, if you think they like you, you're crazy."
"They're willing to give you one more chance, maybe," Kasich added. "And if you flub that one I suggest you not go to anymore tea parties, because there are a lot of trees around they can hang you from."
Setting aside Kasich's hyperbole......why would anti-GOP establishment Tea Partiers be fooled into thinking John Kasich wasn't part and parcel of the Republican Party apparatus? Are Tea Partiers that easily fooled, that easily confused?
Ideological conservatives, after being silent during the Bush years.....now tell me that the Republican Party establishment-guy, W....was really more of a liberal, not, you know, a "real" conservative. John Kasich, once considered a possible running mate for the "liberal" Bush, however, claims he was never a Republican Party establishment guy....
"I think I was in the Tea Party before there was a Tea Party," he told a crowd in Columbus.
Kasich sure honed his disinformation skills while working for Rupert Murdoch, didn't he?
Finally....when the banksters found out back in October 2008 that their greedy schemes were collapsing all around them.....where was John Kasich?
Candidate John Kasich was recruited to work as a Managing Director at Lehman Brothers by CEO and Chairman Richard Fuld. John Kasich worked at Lehman Brothers from 2001 through the subprime mortgage boom until Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy.
While investors and homeowners suffered, Lehman Brothers executives and employees were paid over $16 billion in bonuses.
Some Tea Partier.