Earlier today, Joseph wrote about Innovation Ohio releasing Kasich Administration documents that showed the Administration has, in fact, run full simulations on how their budget will affect each school district that included the impact of Kasich’s decision to replace none of the lost stimulus funding and tax changes Kasich’s budget makes.

The Cincinnati Enquirer and other outlets has the Kasich Administration’s response to the release of this data.  First, the response in full, and then the breakdown:

“It appears that it’s not accurate and if it had any origin here at one time it is now badly outdated, used old formulas to compute, etc.” said spokesman Dave Pagnard.

Let’s break it down:

“It appears that it’s not accurate…”

I’ll let Dale Butland, spokesman for Innovation Ohio take this one:

“So if these aren’t the numbers then what are they? Put them out there.”

Yeah, they kind of walked into that one.

“…and if it had any origin here at one time…”

Hey, Shaggy, what do you call this defense?

ShaggyI hate budget projection mama drama.  So the Administration’s response here is: “Bitch, those budget projections aren’t mine….”  Maury?

“… it is now outdated, used old formulas to compute…”

So, the budget projections you just denied are yours you say are now outdated?  Outdated versions of the projections the Administration has publicly denied exist at all?  In case you forgot, today’s Dispatch reported:

The administration said it did not have district numbers available for reimbursement losses.

Again let’s get back to Dale Butland from Innovation Ohio:

“We got these numbers last night.”

Well, yesterday is not today.  So, yeah, outdated formula!  That’s the ticket!

“….etc.”

Seriously, did we just see someone actually be quoted saying et cetera? 

So if you didn’t buy any of the above discredited Innovation Ohio’s allegations that the Administration just got caught red-handed hiding bad news of their budget regarding K-12 education… there’s still “etc.”

So yeah, take that Innovation Ohio.  “Etc.”  Burn!

It’s like the Kasich Administration has been trained by the Argument Clinic:

It would be funny if this wasn’t our Government.

The Administration response basically is: these aren’t our projections, and if they were, they must be an outdated version of the projections that again, we’ve totally denied we’ve done yet.

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  • Anonymous

    So they’re either lying about how their budget will affect hundreds of thousands of Ohio’s school-age children, or they are so incompetent that they really aren’t sure how their budget will affect hundreds of thousands of Ohio’s school-age children. Read: The Future of Our State.

    In one of Ohio’s darkest hours, parents, students, schools, employers and employees — from Cincinnati to Toledo, from Columbus to Cleveland — should be brimming with confidence in this new administration that we’ve placed in charge of bringing our great state back to economic prominence.

    Instead, I’m reminded of Jay Bilas’s comment after the NCAA Tournament brackets were revealed on Selection Sunday:

    “…And we talk about the eye test,” Bilas said. “This one fails the laugh test. This one doesn’t make it through the laugh test.”

    Time to rip up your bracket, Mr. Kasich. You have failed the laugh test. And when people stop being angry or worried or disappointed and actually start laughing at you, it may be time to admit that you’re in over your head.

    This new regime of ours is a true confederacy of dunces. Grade-A, Angus-certified Meatheads. What an embarrassment for us all.

  • Anonymous

    So they’re either lying about how their budget will affect hundreds of thousands of Ohio’s school-age children, or they are so incompetent that they really aren’t sure how their budget will affect hundreds of thousands of Ohio’s school-age children. Read: The Future of Our State.

    In one of Ohio’s darkest hours, parents, students, schools, employers and employees — from Cincinnati to Toledo, from Columbus to Cleveland — should be brimming with confidence in this new administration that we’ve placed in charge of bringing our great state back to economic prominence.

    Instead, I’m reminded of Jay Bilas’s comment after the NCAA Tournament brackets were revealed on Selection Sunday:

    “…And we talk about the eye test,” Bilas said. “This one fails the laugh test. This one doesn’t make it through the laugh test.”

    Time to rip up your bracket, Mr. Kasich. You have failed the laugh test. And when people stop being angry or worried or disappointed and actually start laughing at you, it may be time to admit that you’re in over your head.

    This new regime of ours is a true confederacy of dunces. Grade-A, Angus-certified Meatheads. What an embarrassment for us all.

  • “It’s like the Kasich Administration has been trained by the Argument Clinic”

    Isn’t that located right next to The Ministry of Silly Walks?

  • Kb143

    Reminds me of the Pinnochio scene from Shrek 3: Prince Charming: You! You can’t lie! So tell me puppet… Where… is… Shrek?
    Pinocchio: Uh. Hmm, well, uh, I don’t know where he’s not.
    Prince Charming: You’re telling me you don’t know where Shrek is?
    Pinocchio: It wouldn’t be inaccurate to assume that I couldn’t exactly not say that it is or isn’t almost partially incorrect.
    Prince Charming: So you do know where he is!
    Pinocchio: On the contrary. I’m possibly more or less not definitely rejecting the idea that in no way with any amount of uncertainty that I undeniably…
    Prince Charming: Stop it!
    Pinocchio: …do or do not know where he shouldn’t probably be, if that indeed wasn’t where he isn’t. Even if he wasn’t at where I knew he was, that’d mean I’d really have to know where he wasn’t.

  • Anonymous

    OMG. This sounds EXACTLY like Donald Rumsfeld on WMDs!

    “On the contrary. I’m possibly more or less not definitely rejecting the idea that in no way with any amount of uncertainty that I undeniably…do or do not know where (The WMDs) shouldn’t probably be.”

    Art mimics Neo-Con Reality.

  • Anonymous

    It was a tough call on Monty Python picks, but I stand by my choice.

  • Anonymous

    Ohio Education: a Race to the Bottom at the Speed of Business.

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