Lots of Dems campaigning, but it wasn't all about Kasich
John Kasich says he won, despite "12 visits by a president, somewhere between $45 (million) and $50 million (spent against him,) 500 paid volunteers in here calling me every name in the book, former presidents, first ladies and God-knows-who-else."
A guy named Clinton, and others, had a role in it, too
"(John) Kasich was the architect who balanced the budget, cut spending, created a surplus, igniting record job creation."
Selective editing puts all the lines together
"Congressman Kasich wants to use our tax dollars to give secret bonuses to his corporate friends."
Might as well call him "Ted the Destroyer"
"Ted Strickland destroyed Ohio jobs when he busted the budget."
Republicans also voted for the 'increase'
"(Strickland) raised taxes last year to the tune of $840 million."
Compares apples to oranges to get the desired result
State government spending will be increase 10.7 percent this year.
Claim ignores that the department has broad duties
"The total number of dollars that passes through the Department of Development is like $900 million and like $650 (million) of it has nothing to do with development, which is breathtaking when you think about it."
Other people, like President Clinton, also favored these deals
"Kasich’s trade deals cost Ohio thousands of jobs - 49,000 jobs to Mexico, 91,000 to China."
Count is at least $1 billion short
About $4.89 billion in one-time money was used to balance the current state general revenue fund budget.
Layoffs are part of the picture
Ohio today has the "fewest number of state employees since the Reagan administration."
Interim directors don't count?
"We didn’t have a development director for over seven months."
Initial big talk replaced with silence, few details
On whether to eliminate the state income tax.
Depends how you define Midwest
"In 2009, the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council ranked Ohio 11th in the nation and 1st in the Midwest for overall business climate."
But a neighboring GOP governor says national, global events control
"Ohio lost 400,000 jobs on his (Ted Strickland’s) watch."
Old report has never been updated
"In renewable and advanced energy manufacturing projects, Ohio now ranks first among the 50 states."
Cincinnati Red Stockings first to get the green
"The first professional baseball team was from an Ohio city."
More like 8 percent
"Ohio’s electricity rates are 10 percent below the national average."
State funding actually is reduced
"In Ohio, we invested in our children, raising school funding by 5.5 percent in the last budget."
We can pick 'em, but we don't often decide the winner
"Since 1904, the Ohio victor has won the presidency 25 out of 27 times "
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