I can’t believe this man actually said this, but it’s true.  Just when you didn’t think this one press conference couldn’t find another delicious layer of FAIL like a Bob Evans open faced roasted turkey sandwich, it does.  Here’s Governor John Kasich in today’s Columbus Dispatch, justifying the $8 million in incentives that the State is giving to help Bob Evans move their corporate headquarters to New Albany from Columbus:

"You look at these articles here and you see how these communities [Ohio’s cities like Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus, and Youngstown] are devastated because people are leaving," Kasich said following the press conference. Why do we think they are leaving? Because they think they’ve got a better shot somewhere else. So we need to stop that."

He then cited this as why his Administration is helping Bob Evans… move out of Columbus.

Kasich’s claim that the Census data shows massive migration out of Ohio is misleading.  Much of the population loss he cited are people who moved from the cities to the suburbs and exurbs.  Cincinnati has lost more population to the surrounding Clermont, Warren, and Butler counties than to any State.

The only reason Columbus is gaining population is that it has annexed as the population spread out.  But that being said, Kasich next layer of FAIL is to then turn around and cite these numbers and the importance of keeping jobs in our major cities to justify the State helping a company move out of one of major cities.

Seriously, does the man know how to think critically?

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  • Rick

    Kasich is a complete and total idiot. How did someone so dumb get elected to office!
    Dear Governor Stupid,

    If you want to balance a budget for the state, how about you and the other elected officials take a pay cut, give up some of your political kick backs, like the free cars and gas. Please take a cut in your health benefits and pension plans, and leave the real working class alone. I would also like to remind Governor Stupid that it is not a real good idea for you to piss off the working class that elected you to office, not a real bright idea if you ever plan on getting re-elected.

  • Anonymous

    Unfortunately, corporations such as Bob Evans are holding all the cards right now and they know they have a governor who is just dying to sell off an entire state piece by piece. They are just being the same old amoral selves that they always were.

    What is most disturbing to me is that Kasich is going to give away so much that even when he balances the upcoming budget in the most regressive and draconian way possible we will still have a gigantic deficit 2 years from now. Hopefully at that time we will have far more Dems in the Statehouse. Otherwise, industries will be getting their permits from Kasich’s PermitsOhio, run by Senator James Inhofe (R-Oil Industry), and they’ll be fracking so much under Ohio Stadium that the guy dotting the I will float away on a cloud of methane.

  • Tpiteo65

    OMG the man is trully an idiot! has he ever had his IQ tested.

  • Anonymous

    Governor Bought-n-paidfor only takes a $1 salary as governor (the rest of his expenses are covered by his owners, I’ve no doubt), and has no plans to get re-elected. Every move he’s made has been to capitalize the wave of anger, apathy, and short-term memory loss that put Republicans back in Ohio offices and loot while the lootin’s good. Why would he bother getting re-elected when he’s likely got a very cushy job as a lobbyist/FauxNews shill waiting in the wings. He’s here to steal as much as he can before he’s run out on a rail.

  • Anonymous

    I hate to break this to you, but it’s Kvamme who is getting paid a $1 salary. Kasich is making six figures.

  • Dorthacox

    Why would you give so much money to move just up the road..it wasn’t moving out of state. I bet a few more companies will try the same trick before its over.

  • I’m sad about Kasich. He’s not smart.

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