Latest False Fact-checks on John Kasich John Kasich stated on March 14, 2016 in comments at a town hall in North Canton, Ohio: "You know what Truman said, ‘You want a friend in Washington, buy a dog.’ " John Kasich stated on January 29, 2016 in comments on Fox News: Ohio’s credit rating is "as high as you can get, AA+." John Kasich stated on May 24, 2011 in a public appearance: "We’re the seventh highest taxed state in America. And that’s not just state, it’s local as well." John Kasich stated on April 19, 2011 in a news conference: "State employees are actually going to get a pay raise." John Kasich stated on March 8, 2011 in his State of the State speech: There was "some sort of informal commitment to build a (psychiatric) building in downtown Cleveland." John Kasich stated on December 14, 2010 in a news conference: "Ohio has lost more population than every other state in the country except for two." John Kasich stated on October 3, 2010 in a campaign video: "Ted Strickland destroyed Ohio jobs when he busted the budget." John Kasich stated on August 4, 2010 in a campaign speech: "We didn’t have a development director for over seven months."