From the Senator’s press release:

“It’s a great day for New Yorkers and Californians but a truly disappointing one for Ohioans waiting for jobs and waiting for passenger rail.”

“With so many Ohioans struggling, I don’t understand why we would give up on funds that create thousands of jobs and promote millions’ of dollars worth of economic development. It’s not just manufacturing and construction jobs we’re losing, it’s lost economic development opportunities along the proposed route and surrounding the proposed stations.  By turning our backs on this federal investment, we are turning our backs on opportunity to bring rail manufacturing jobs to Ohio.”

“Ohio cannot be an island. If we’re serious about economic development and job creation, we need to connect our state to a nationwide rail system. We cannot accept the status quo of being home to most densely-populated area in the country with no passenger rail service.”

Great job, Kasich.  But hey, did you hear about the double dipping, old white, guy Kasich just nominated to run the Tax Department?  We still don’t have anyone nominated for economic development in the State.

Some “jobs” candidate Kasich turned out to be.

John Kasich didn’t get the jobs done.

  • Guest

    I noticed that some Ohio conservatives/people in the Kasich camp are claiming victory over this.

    Help me see the logic in this.

    *Kasich campaigns on killing the 3C rail.
    *People ask him about losing the $400 million to other states and he says they’ll divert it to other areas of need in the state.
    *People tell him, in so many words that, “gee, John I’m not sure what you’re smokin’, but that’s not how things work in the real world”
    * Kasich gets elected, kills the project and loses the money he told voters he’d likely be able to keep.

    If this is what constitutes a victory in Kasich land, maybe he can help Ohio pro football fans polish the turds of seasons their teams are wrapping up.

  • Anonymous

    Yep, that’s about right.

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