Looking over the recent appointment announcements from John Kasich I can’t help but wonder why he can’t seem to attract anyone to work in his administration that isn’t a Taft/Voinovich retread or a state legislator – all people for whom a cabinet spot is actually a pay increase (State Senators make about $60K/yr, BWC director makes nearly $190K/yr).

Where are all his CEO buddies who want to come help run government like a business?

Maybe John just hasn’t had time to sort through the thousands of resumes he received on his private website yet?

Or maybe all the business types realize that Kasich’s promise to cut taxes and use only spending cuts to plug the $8 billion budget hole is unrealistic?

Or maybe they are all waiting for a job with secret bonuses on the newly privatized department of development?

I’m not exactly sure. But so far none of John’s problem-solving, free-marking wielding “business leaders” seems to have stepped up to help him out. And it seems pretty likely that none of them wants anything to do with a cratering state budget.

 

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