This is pretty stunning that we’re not seeing this in the reporting yet. (HT: Video from OhioCapitalBlog who needs to film a little further away.)

Here’s Kasich talking about how he’ll pay these corporate fat cats bonuses for doing the work that state employees already do for less:


Ha ha!  I’ve never had to tell you putzes in the media how much I made from Lehman Brothers for soliciting Ohio’s pension funds… suckers.  Aren’t I funny?

Then here’s Kasich actually promising that he’ll keep the bonuses he pays the corporate execs he’ll empower with dividing the corporate welfare pie among themselves private:

And there’s State Auditor Mary Taylor and the Republican House Minority Leader laughing about it.

To recap:

  1. John Kasich wants to privatize economic development in Ohio and give the very business entities that seek corporate welfare the ability to divvy it up as they see fit.
  2. He’s planning on paying them, with taxpayer dollars, a salary that will, in his own words pay a “competitive salary to energize them” as well as bonuses.
  3. He’s actually promising to keep the people of Ohio whose tax money is being used for these bonuses in the dark about it.
  4. Our State Auditor and House Minority Leader apparently see nothing wrong with this.

Again, I ask, what could possibly go wrong?

Just imagine how much Ohio would have been if we would have already had a Governor Kasich paying Lehman Brothers untold bonuses for its “economic development” of Ohio….

It’s a New Day, indeed.

John Kasich has gone from hiding his Lehman Brothers roots to promising to GOVERN from it (corporate cronyism, undisclosed bonuses).