I was just forwarded this Kasich fundraising email sent out by his campaign (is he running for something already?) that attempts to raise money off Kasich and Jones’ attack on Ohio’s middle class workers and their attempts to break the backs of Ohio’s unions.

More proof that SB5 is about busting the unions and not about the budget.

 
  • Lindalou50

    Go to hell Kasich !!!

  • ZipMan

    Lehman Brothers send their donation, yet?

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  • Rob

    No, they are still trying to steal their assets back from Barclays.

  • Babbs

    Maybe we will be lucky and he’ll up and quit half-way through his term like Caribou Barbie did…can someone from FoxNews PLEASE offer this man a job??

  • Jim

    I wonder if he put the part in there where he said 10% x 60yrs = 40%? It doesn’t matter, his supporters aren’t bright enough to figure it out anyhow!

  • What the??? He’s already elected??
    This guy is the biggest sleeze in politics. Man, he makes Charlie Sheen look like Michael J Fox.

  • CherylR

    You are so right! He’s helping the Dems!! YEA!! Just like the Teaparty will be when they attempt to shut down the government in March. Clueless. All of them.

  • Cfalls25

    Pretty sure Kasich is Lehman Brother’s Donation… haha

  • Bbadrn7

    How do we impeach him. Lets start a petition.

  • Starrcakes

    i think Ohio could save Billions…LETS DO AWAY WITH WELFARE

  • CherylR

    You, Kasich, are a bozo. No, you’re worse than a bozo. At least Bozo entertained. You just sicken. It took me months to get his campaign to stop emailing me. I never supported him in any way shape or form, but they saw fit to send me all his propaganda is hopes I would come on over to his team. It took a threat to report him to the FCC to get the emails to stop. No one, in the last election, seemed to remember the 12 years of Taft rule. The BWC fiasco went forgotten as well. I’m really sorry, but the bigoted narrow minded Bible belt in this state has itself to blame.

  • jth90c

    Where’s my job, you pompous pig?

  • jth90c

    Where’s my job, you pompous pig?

  • Middle-class taxpayer

    KASICH, GET OUT OF OHIO!! YOU’RE A LIAR AND A THIEF!!

  • Middle-class taxpayer

    KASICH, GET OUT OF OHIO!! YOU’RE A LIAR AND A THIEF!!

  • Seibertom33

    you gotta be a fat,rich,republican who hasn’t ever worked a day in his life.Whats next “daddy I need more money!!!!!”

  • Seibertom33

    you gotta be a fat,rich,republican who hasn’t ever worked a day in his life.Whats next “daddy I need more money!!!!!”

  • Itzmesd

    Hey, Kasich! My “idiot” husband would love to post a comment, but he’s too busy doing his idiotic job as a police officer. You know…the one he lays his life on the line to do, but he’s obviously way overpaid? He works his butt off to afford our little “brick mansion” in a blue collar neighborhood. So, how much are you making a year to pencil push?

    You’ve made me ashamed to be a Republican. Can’t wait to vote for anyone running against you. Gotta go…I have piles of money to roll around in!

    P.S. Heard a rumor that your personal security is costing taxpayers $3 million. WE’RE the ones wasting money?

  • Itzmesd

    Hey, Kasich! My “idiot” husband would love to post a comment, but he’s too busy doing his idiotic job as a police officer. You know…the one he lays his life on the line to do, but he’s obviously way overpaid? He works his butt off to afford our little “brick mansion” in a blue collar neighborhood. So, how much are you making a year to pencil push?

    You’ve made me ashamed to be a Republican. Can’t wait to vote for anyone running against you. Gotta go…I have piles of money to roll around in!

    P.S. Heard a rumor that your personal security is costing taxpayers $3 million. WE’RE the ones wasting money?

  • clambake

    You’re speaking of corporate welfare, correct?

  • clambake

    Yes, budget problems solved! Wait a minute– weren’t we going to enter a new era of prosperity when we ended “welfare as we know it.”?
    Scratch that. It didn’t work. We threw the poor under the bus. Now it’s time to go after the middle class.

  • Pastormickr

    Interesting. Many personal attacks, but no arguenents of substance. Civility – not that I can see

  • Diane

    Kasich just phoned an interview with CNN and stated that SB5 is “totally appropriate”.

  • Plovell

    It is clear to us that this plan is a product of the governor’s personal hostility toward Ohio’s firefighters and police officers, and not based on the facts.

    Here are the facts: First, the idea that your public servants retire with a windfall or “golden” pension benefit is an overstated myth.

    For fiscal year 2010, the average annual Ohio Police and Fire Pension Fund benefit for recipients was $35,650. Keep in mind that your professional firefighters and law enforcement officers do not pay into, and therefore do not draw from, any Social Security retirement or disability benefits. As far as our pensions go, this is it for us.

    We share the cost of our pensions with the city in just the same way that people in the private sector share the cost of Social Security with their employer.

    Second, collective bargaining is the most cost-effective and efficient way for bargaining units and municipalities to come to a mutual agreement.

    Gov. Kasich wants to blame arbitration, a critical pillar of collective bargaining, as a significant financial drain on Ohio’s taxpayers. Let the numbers speak for themselves: From 2008 to 2010, of the 4,394 contracts that were negotiated in Ohio, only 385 cases (8.8 percent) went to fact-finding (an expense traditionally paid for by the bargaining unit) and just 69 (1.6 percent) went to arbitration.

    Of the cases that involved health care premiums, the arbitrators ruled in favor of the employer an average of 82.6 percent of the time. For cases involving wage adjustments, arbitrators awarded an average wage increase of 2.8 percent.

    It is important to note that the losing party picks up the costs of arbitration. Perhaps the Kasich administration prefers instead the much more costly and unsavory option of working out bargaining agreements through the court system

  • Proud of my Governor

    Way to go John. It’s time to stop the hostage crisis with the Unions. Time to let “free market economy” WORK the way it should. Get this passed!! You make me proud to have voted for you. You said it wouldn’t be easy to balance Strickland’s out of control deficit spending spree and this is only one example of the changes that need to be made.

  • Ohcop

    OK ,substance, EPI. org as a public employee I have taken cuts/mandatory days off with out pay/ paying MORE for health insurance I make less today then in 2005 all to help the state budget . Police and Fire can’t strike and the only “protection” is collective bargaining and binding Arbitration.. FACT reduce our wages while increasing the amount we pay again for benys, will reduce the amount of spendable cash : since your in private sector we won’t be able to buy that car, shop at your business, eat at your resturant OR give to the church ETC.. I have no problem with approving SB 5 as long as the Govenor and his staff is willing to except the same conditions…. REMEMBER —THEY are ALSO PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

  • Anonymous

    “Out of control deficit spending?” First, every budget Strickland passed was balanced, as required by the State Constitution. Second, Strickland introduced what the conservative Buckeye Institute called “the most fiscally conservative budget” in modern Ohio history. Third, Strickland then CUT State spending $2 BILLION.

    Kasich, on the other hand, saw federal spending grow by $6 BILLION when he was Chairman of the House Budget Committee.

  • Anonymous

    Um, the guy is claiming that SB 5 isn’t political, and then turns around and fundraises over it? You can’t be this dense.

  • irishgal

    This guy is shameless (and clueless) – what a combination.

  • Waymarkit

    Even with budget cuts, government employees in Wisconsin would still live far better than the taxpayers who pay their salary. Wisconsin’s governor “would require many state workers to contribute 5.8 percent of their salary toward their pensions (up from 5 percent) and pay 12.6 percent of their insurance premiums — still much less than the average Wisconsinite pays for insurance through work.” As the Washington Examiner’s David Freddoso notes, “I defy anyone to find a private sector workplace where you can contribute only 6 percent for a generous defined benefit retirement plan, and have your employer pick up the tab for 88 percent of your health insurance. It just doesn’t exist. What we’re seeing is a protest based on disrespect for the taxpayers who are picking up the tab, most of whom do not make as much as the members of the teacher’s union.”

  • HeadofHousehold

    I don’t think that you can get more personal than this Pastor.

  • Msp1630

    Don’t forget the multi million dollar security system we (taxpayers) had to pay for, at Kashch’s house, because the Gov Mansion is not good enough for him!

  • Fotogirlcb2002

    well I appreiciate what your hubby does everyday– and we all know who the real idiot is — and most of the folks who visit in here will repay him in May and Nov.

  • Fotogirlcb2002

    well I appreiciate what your hubby does everyday– and we all know who the real idiot is — and most of the folks who visit in here will repay him in May and Nov.

  • C-pete

    Gary,
    I am also a copy of your profile and I am considering the exact same thing! This will have a huge impact on how I vote in the national elections in 2012.

  • C-pete

    Just tell me where to show up to sign your petition.

  • School Bus driver

    Have you noticed you are still picking up the tab for all the elected officials, and all their staff? They have made themselves exempt from any of the contributions they are requiring from the workers. Is that fair? Who are the ones wasting the money here? You are looking in the wrong direction. Why is it that no one questions their salaries or benefits?

  • School bus driver

    Exactly my thoughts. They have much higher salaries than we have, and have exempted themselves out of any of this. Kasich’s appointees are making far more than the previous governor. Come on Governor, where are your concessions? I cannot imagine why anyone could ask a policeman or fireman to give up anything. They risk their LIFE everyday for us.

  • Bob

    Love all of this. Long over due!

  • clambake

    Frankly, it is not his salary that has me enraged. It is the way that he cashed in on his insider status when he wasn’t in public office. He did just as much harm to pension funds in Ohio working for Lehman brothers. I would argue more, as his role in their collapse was more hidden out of public view.
    Pay attention to what your politicians do when they are out of office. And I will say that Republicans do not have a lock on shaky ethics.
    People need to may more attention to the revolving door. That is when the real damage takes place.

  • clambake

    While we fight over crumbs, the top earners keep increasing their share of the wealth. Can’t you see this is a distraction?

  • Anonymous

    I didn’t know you could grow such great potatoes in astroturf in Idaho.

    Seriously, guys, quit getting out of state folks to come here and pose as if Ohioans support this.

  • K K K-slouch

    This guy took about the hardest 180 I’ve ever seen between campaigning and getting elected… If you voted for him and heard any of his pre-election conferences or interviews, I feel so bad for you. He LIED right to your faces time and time again. The worst part is… this is only the beginning… He will go down in Ohio history as a criminal for what he’s about to do to us…

  • Luvcuffed

    The attacks of the working class is nothing new. The middle class needs to continue their fight against union busting techniques or we will again see the rise of sweat shops. The middle class will become the poverty class again. We already won that fight in this country. We shouldn’t have to go backwards in time because of the politicians who take oaths to govern by the people for the people and then turn around and stab us in the back.

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