Governor John Kasich is BFF With The Wealthy.
Governor John Kasich is cutting the budget in Ohio by $1.2 billion. His cuts to education alone would equal over 6% the first year and over 4% the second year of that budget. The two year decrease in funding to public education will probably mean a loss of at least 7000 teaching jobs. When you couple that with the fact that public school teachers have lost their right to collectively bargain, who in the hell is going to want to teach public school in Ohio? Nice move Kasich, do your daughters go to public school? No? I didn’t think so.
Kasich is also planning on selling 5 prisons in Ohio. The last time this experiment was undertaken by then Gov Voinovich, it didn’t go so well: In 14 months of operation, the Northeast Ohio Correction Center in Youngstown, Ohio experienced 13 stabbings, 2 murders and 6 escaped inmates. In reference to the Youngstown facility, Peter Davis, director of the Ohio Correctional Institution Inspection Committee said, “There is nothing in Ohio’s history like the violence at that prison.”16 Reviews of the correctional facility determined that the problems occurred due to inadequately trained staff and the improper acceptance of maximum-security offenders to the medium-security facility. Does this sound like a good plan to you? By turning over 5 prisons to a private firm, state employees are subject to losing their jobs and will be forced to turn to unemployment, thus putting a greater burden on the Ohio Budget. Oh, and there’s that small matter of using law enforcement man hours trying to track down all those pesky prisoners who manage to escape under the watchful eye of an inadequate private security corporation. How does that make sense? Does this private security firm contribute to your campaign war chest?
Kasich is also cutting funding to local governments by an estimated 33%. These cuts are going to force county and city governments to lay off workers and raise local taxes in order to fund the most necessary of services such as police and fire departments. Again, how does putting people out of work help the economy? It doesn’t.
Meanwhile he is cutting taxes for corporations and millionaires to the tune of $1.8 billion. In order to close a budget shortfall? That’s some good Republican math for you Gov Kasich.
Along with these drastic budget cuts that will most likely cripple the Ohio economy for years to come, Kasich has managed to launch a renewed attack on same sex partners by sneaking in wording on his SB5 bill that declares marriage as “one man, one woman,” and will eliminate benefits to the same sex partners of state employees. Kasich is following the radical conservative game plan, much like Scott Walker, and pissing off a hell of a lot of people in the meantime. He has managed to declare war on women, the poor and middle class, unions, teachers, the police, the fire department, local government, same sex partners, etc. etc.
Guess what Gov Ass Hat; I see a recall in your future.
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