John Kasich is literally having one of those “fer it ‘fore I wuz ag’nst it” moments.
Back in July, Kasich said it was entirely proper to delay cutting taxes during unstable economic times:
The first thing that needs to be done, Kasich said, is lower the barriers to entry, beginning with stabilizing the budget, ?which is in freefall,? he said, and reduce the tax burden once the economy regains stability . . . ” (emphasis added.)
Oh, and that’s? not the only media report indicating Kasich made such statements, either:
But with the state facing a possible $7 billion deficit in its next budget, Kasich said, he might not be able to phase out the tax as soon or as quickly as he would prefer.
Yep, that’s two media reports in which John Kasich, in talking about his only announced proposal so far, concedes that tax relief may need to wait in order to get a stable and balanced State budget.? Now, he’s attacking Governor Ted Strickland for doing just that while Kasich offers no alternative.
I can’t wait until John Kasich’s unofficial Virginia-based campaign blogger Jon Keelling (a.k.a. P.C. MacIntosh) returns from Christmas to explain how Kasich is going to be able to use the budget deal to attack Ted Strickland despite the obvious hypocrisy.
Yep, I can’t wait.? Maybe someone else in the conservative blog’o’sphere wants to tackle this inherent contradictions in positions.
Anyone?? Anyone?? Bueller?? Bueller?