Let me get this straight, despite the fact that Governor Strickland can identify all of the funding and has studies showing all of the jobs that will be created and where they’ll be created within two years, conservatives say the 3C train plan is a bad idea…
But…. a massive tax repeal that Kasich-Taylor cannot explain how it will be paid for, cannot get done within a DECADE, and cannot even guestimate how many jobs it will allegedly create is GENIUS? Odd double standard.
Seriously, as I read Jon Keeling and other conservatives rant against how government shouldn’t use spending to create jobs, I cannot get beyond the fact that Keeling has a government issued-computer, a government-issued job, and lives in Northern Virginia where he is more likely than not riding the rails to his job in the federal government. His daily existence is a living contradiction to just about everything Keeling writes.
And I, who is actually in the private sector and own my business, should be taking lectures about the private market from him?
Look, the second Budget Boy and AuditWoman actually have a plan, one they themselves claim would fix something this decade and here’s the plan to pay for it, I’ll listen. Until then, all I hear from the Right is a bunch of whiners who believe our State is hopeless, in a “death spiral,” and we’re all doomed. I don’t want to give them advice that could help them come November, but I think the average voter would rather go with the plan that will create nearly 300 construction projects and over 10,000 jobs within the next few years than the over a decade away gamble Kasich-Taylor is pushing, especially when words like “death spiral” is being bandied about. Hope defeats defeatism… every election.
Don’t miss the orange line to Vienna, VA, Jon. You need to get home and tell us how nobody will ride the rails.
(By the way, if this is such a bad idea, why did the all-GOP Butler County Commissioners, in the heart of Boehner country, write a letter of support for TWO stops in their county?)