Layoffs are part of the picture
Yvette McGee Brown
Ohio today has the "fewest number of state employees since the Reagan administration."
He forgets Pepper tried to fix the problem
"When Pepper’s tax was finally voted down, Pepper laid off cops and closed jails and let criminals run free in the streets."
Annual pay still has six digits
"I’ve even cut my own salary -- twice."
But a neighboring GOP governor says national, global events control
Republican Governors Association
"Ohio lost 400,000 jobs on his (Ted Strickland’s) watch."
Bookkeeping changes caused some of the increases
"In 2009, Yost spent 2.5 times more money than it took to run the (prosecutor’s) office before he got there."
Numbers don't tell whole story
"Since February 2009, our economy has lost roughly 3 million private sector jobs while the federal government has grown by more than 400,000 jobs."
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