According to Fox Business News, Ohio is the 12th best state in the country for making a living.

The study was based on “the average income for each state after taking into account state taxes, unemployment rates and cost of living.”

John Kasich loves to talk down about Ohio, claiming our taxes and unemployment rate are too high. And he loves to talk up Florida as the state after which he wants to model Ohio. But as we’ve discussed before, Florida’s overall taxes can be higher than in Ohio and their unemployment rate is WAY higher – second highest in the country as a matter of fact. On top of that, Florida’s wages, according to this study, are near the bottom at #35 overall.

Unfortunately, modeling Ohio after a state where the workers make much less than Ohio’s workers might be exactly what Kasich is trying to accomplish.