Ohio GOP Governor John Kasich is up for re-election this November and will be running against Democrat, Ed Fitzgerald, Cuyahoga County Executive. I encourage everyone to cast their ballots for Fitzgerald .
Here are three reasons why Kasich doesn't deserve another term.
Yes, the Republican battle to destroy public unions and collective bargaining rights in the Buckeye State has subsided for now.....but not before Governor Kasich took his best shot. It took a backhand to Kasich's jaw from a 60-40% referendum vote to overturn SB5 and turn back Kasich's battleplan to degrade public service and public worker pay and benefits in the state.
SB5 has been Kasich's biggest eff-up of his term as governor.....but what Kasich often brags about as his biggest accomplishment.....balancing Ohio's state government budget, was accomplished by slashing the public school budgets in all 88 counties of the state......and is the 2nd reason why Kasich doesn't deserve another term.
In my local school district, the amount that Kasich's budget balancing act stripped out of that budget....is the same amount local school district officials are trying to replace with a new levy. Kasich brags still about balancing the state budget.....while dozens of school districts all over the state are struggling to keep their doors open because of the very budget slashing Kasich orchestrated. By balancing the budget in the manner that GOP Governor Kasich did......property tax paying Ohioans were further burdened with the choice of higher property taxes or degraded public school systems.
What makes the hollowing out of Ohio's public school budgets that much worse.....has been Governor Kasich's obsession with reducing state income and estate taxes. Kasich is a die-hard supply-sider who still mistakenly believes that giving more breaks to state multi-millionaires stimulates economic growth. In effect, what Kasich has done is redistribute public school budget dollars to wealthy state citizens. This at a time of record breaking income inequality favoring the 1%.
The 3rd reason Ohio voters should send Kasich packing is our state governor's speech recently at The "Sheldon Adelson Primary." Here are a few highly embarrassing highlights....
One Las Vegas writer who attended the "Adelson Primary" described Kasich's 30 minute speech in front of Adelson with these words..... "sucked up most directly and obviously to Adelson."
As you read the following excerpts from GOP Ohio Gov. John Kasich's lickspittle talk in front of a billionaire casino mogul.....ask yourself this one question.....would you humiliate yourself, and the state you allegedly serve, with embarrassing ass-kissing stuff like this......
"Sheldon and I were kind of talking about his background. I come from a little town outside of Pittsburgh; it’s called McKees Rocks. It was very blue collar, and to be honest with you, I’d never met a Republican until I left McKees Rocks and went to Ohio State."....
"Say Sheldon and I own a restaurant together – this would be an impossibility – but let’s just say he and I owned a restaurant together, and we had no customers. So I call him up and say, 'Hey Sheldon, I’ve got the answer … let’s raise our prices!'"In fact we had to cut our prices."....
"What’s happened is people in the ‘90s, doctors started prescribing drugs -- and Sheldon is someone who knows about this -- in order to deal with the problem of pain management."....
"So in Ohio, we’re no longer a flyover, Sheldon. We want you to come. We want you to invest, and we want you to get to know us because Ohio really is the heart of it all. And it’s the place of miracles. Just think about the University of Dayton in the Elite 8.".....
"Hey, listen, Sheldon, thanks for inviting me. And I want to thank all of you for giving me a chance to come here to speak. I don’t travel to these things much, but this was one that I thought was really, really important. God bless you for what you do."
How comfortable are you with slobbery like that from your state's governor? Where's the dignity that Ohio deserves from it's governor? Could any Ohio citizen read what Kasich slobbered all over one billionaire and come away with an increased sense of pride in the state?
I have no idea why Kasich attended the Adelson Primary. John Kasich will never become president of the United States....and probably won't even run. Which makes Kasich's sucking up to one billionaire appear even worse.
But by attending, and speaking, Kasich has given Ohio voters positive evidence of why they should not hand him another term.
Personally, I can't stand the humiliation associated with such a lickspittle.
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