Wow.

I just read Mark Naymik’s column in the Plain Dealer giving a preview of how Kasich and Strickland fared in their respective interviews with the PD.? In explaining why Kasich has given no indication on how he’ll pay for his income tax repeal, Kasich said:

“I will be more specific with you all when we get to the fall and people are not watching the WWF and might want to pay attention.”

First, it’s the WWE, not the WWF.? It hasn’t been called the WWF since 2002.? Geez.? Second, don’t blame your inability to explain YOUR OWN PLATFORM on the people of Ohio.? What Kasich really wants to do is avoid any debate of the cost of his plan as long as possible so it’ll get lost in the noise of a full-fledge general election campaign.

Of course, Kasich gave Mark Naymik another reason why Kasich can’t answer the basic question of how will he pay for his tax repeals:

“Let’s be clear about income taxes — if I could figure out a way over time to reduce that tax or eliminate that tax, that’s good for business,” he said.

genius

Which means that Kasich hasn’t figured it out yet.? After all, this is a guy who famously said he hopes to have it 70% figured out before the general election.

What’s it going to take for the Ohio media to finally report that former House Budget Chairman John Kasich & State Auditor Mary Taylor, despite their supposed budgetary “genius” have no freaking clue how they’d pay for the centerpiece of their entire campaign?

Would a USA Today-style graph help them?

Seriously?? How does John Kasich get away with it?

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  • john_edwards

    Seriously? Your dems in Washington just screwed us in the middle of the night with a “health care reform” bill that we're still learning about. And you want to rip Kasich 5 months out of an election? Talk about mixed messages.

  • J Schottenstein

    HOW MUCH DOES KASICH STILL EARN AS A MERGER & ACQUISITION CONSULTANT FOR SCHOTTENSTEIN PROPERTY GROUP?
    HOW MUCH DID KASICH EARN FROM THE NEW CENTURY PROJECT?

    ?Kasich discloses pay, seeks to quiet critics?

    Saturday, April 3, 2010 2:50 AM

    By Joe Hallett

    THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH

    ??Republican gubernatorial candidate John Kasich made nearly $1.4 million in 2008, including $587,175 as a Columbus-based managing director of Lehman Brothers? investment-banking division.?

    ?Kasich also was paid $28,020 for his short stint at Barclay?s Capital, which bought what was left of Lehman. Kasich still works as a mergers and acquisitions consultant for Columbus-based Schottenstein Property Group. He started at the company on Nov. 1, 2008, and was paid $61,538.?

    ??A banker would have made a lot more money,? he said, noting that Kasich was a long way from ?Club 31,? Lehman?s now-infamous executive office suite in New York City where the firm?s leadership made decisions that caused its demise.?

    ?Kasich, who lives in the Westerville area, was a member of the U.S. House from 1983 to 2001. He left Congress after a short-lived bid for president in 2000, joining Lehman and Fox News as an on-air commentator.?

    ?Lis Smith, spokeswoman for Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland?s campaign, said Kasich is ?insulting the intelligence? of Ohio voters ?by refusing to release the details of his seven-plus years of employment at the Wall Street investment firm.?

    ?Party long has speculated that Kasich profited handsomely when Lehman collapsed, but Kasich has continually said he lost money when the firm went under.??.

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