Recently we did a post about the MANY lies Kasich has told since being elected Governor. Now we can add one more to the list.

According Ohio Public Radio’s Bill Cohen Kasich is running around town telling people that “no school district is being cut by more than 8%” which is an outright lie.

We’ve spent more than our fair share of time covering the huge cuts to school districts across the state. But don’t just take our word for it. The PD has a good piece today that discusses the GIGANTIC cuts to North East Ohio school districts that overwhelmingly voted for Kasich.

Rocky River, for example, is losing 79 percent of their funding over two years (56% voted for Kasich). Independence, 69% (58% voted for Kasich).

8% vs 79%

I can see how Kasich might be confused. Ugh.

On top of the obvious facts that disagree with Kasich’s statement, his own party is scrambling to cover their own asses in the wake of Kasich’s disastrous budget bill.

According to a piece in the PD today, Republicans are planning to introduce an amendment to the budget that would limit cuts to school district funding to 20%. If they need an amendment to limit cuts to 20% – how the hell can Kasich claim no one is getting more than an 8% cut?

With this budget Kasich didn’t just screw himself – he screwed every Republican legislator as well. Legislators are judged on what they bring TO their districts – and any House or Senate member who votes to cut upwards of 80% of funding for their local school district better start looking for a new job in 2012.

Kasich can run off his mouth all he wants, but the facts are already out there. We know he’s lying, anyone who’s read a newspaper in the past month knows he is lying. And everyone in his own party knows he is lying.

  • Anonymous

    To paraphrase Stephen Colbert, Kasich simply took 79% and rounded down to the nearest eight.

  • gmild

    Indian Hills — 100% cut in the first year. And this is from Kasich’s “favorable” worksheet that Innovation Ohio first published. The list he uses to state that two-thirds of districts statewide are getting an increase.

    The man needs inpatient treatment.

  • irishgal

    Anyone who thinks these types of cuts will be tolerated by the parents of wealthy suburban districts (and the general community in those areas) is downright clueless (but we already knew that). It’s unbelievably entertaining watching the repubs from these areas trying to “sell” this nonsense. The other day I actually started to wonder if all of these fools (including our gov of course) are secretly democrats because I just cannot see any logical reason to explain their behavior.

  • csuprof

    To be fair, if you listen to the excerpt from the Ohio Public Radio story, Kasich does say that no school district takes more than an 8% cut from their TOTAL funding. So, even worse than lying, he’s obfuscating. Most people will listen to him and think, “Oh, an 8% cut in state funding is not too bad.” That’s the effect he’s hoping for.

    Like a five-year-old, he can claim he was telling the truth when we all know he wasn’t.

  • Anonymous

    He’s lying about the number so voters won’t pass levies. All he cares about is punishing teachers and feeding his rich right wing buddies, like David Brennan of White Hat, who run charter schools the minds and futures of Ohio children. He’s gearing up to destroy our public school system and privatize it.

    The right wing is doing the same thing in PA right now.

  • Anonymous

    The Republican and Tea Party groups that support him need a lesson in history; revolutions devour their fathers, and the Ohio legislature will be the first to go under the blade. I have heard that Kasich had trouble with members of his own party when in Washington because of his attitude that it was his way or the highway, a real egomaniac. I keep waiting to hear something about how he has alienated the Ohio legislature like he did the Washington crowd, but so far they all seem to be tied to his hip. As long as he is in power, he will abuse it and he will continue to darken the American dream with his negative suggestions that it is only for big business, not for the citizenry in general. Bete noire that he is, we are in for a long, dark and scary night.

  • Ready to relocate

    Only trouble is your statement “anyone who’s read a newspaper in the past month knows he’s lying”…. how many Ohioans even read the newspaper anymore ? And the tv media couldn’t be more clueless in their spotty (at best) or non-existent coverage of his actions.

  • gmild

    These cuts will be spun in those districts to be the fault of the teachers. The blame will not be laid where it should be.

  • The problem with the media is that they are more interested in the “sexy” news. For example: The stupid Royal Wedding–Mr. Winning and his goddesses–ALLLL the sports which have their own segment on the news every night. But anything political especially political policies that effect the public in such a way as Kasich’s policies are not sexy enough to put on the evening news.

  • Anonymous

    Maybe Kasich is making the “cuts” because the bank is broke.
    There ain’t no more money, Honey.
    The credit card is maxed out.

  • Anonymous

    Kasich is proposing the cuts because he wants to destroy public education and only educate the elite, and if he can make a little money on the side, well, that’s the “American Way”! John Kasich is a deceitful, spiteful, vindictive predator who will stop at nothing once he tastes blood, and the people of Ohio are his chosen pray. The man has more loose screws than an Ikea bookcase.

  • Anonymous

    You are not being rational. You expect me to believe that John Kasich wants to “Destroy public education”?
    “Make some money on the side”?
    “Educate the elite”?
    And what purpose would that serve?
    Firstly of all, some of the BEST schools in the country, i.e., privately endowed schools, charter schools, et al produce much better prepared and better educated, and more graduates with far less money than the public schools have done in the past 50 years.
    Secondly, increasing money to the public school system is throwing money down a rat hole.

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