The latest tactic by Governor Kasich and his pro-Issue 2 organization is to attack the amounts that public workers pay toward their health care benefits and pensions.  Kasich, however, has been actually been attempting to spread this misinformation for months, all while struggling to remember which tall tale he is spreading.

A few days ago, Kasich appeared on Fox News and tried to claim that public employees are contributing $0 toward their benefits, and this is why Ohio needs to reform the law.  We Are Ohio, the organization mobilized to communicate the facts behind Issue 2’s implementation, quickly responded to the broadcast through their own YouTube video and called out Kasich for his lies.

On Fox News October 20th, Ohio Governor John Kasich says — while laughing — that public employees get “free health care” and pay nothing into their pensions.

Nice try, Guv. On average, county and state employees pay more than 15 percent for their health care plans and more than 93 percent of public workers already pay for their own pension contribution, with no pick-up from their employers.

Furthermore, Ohio’s teachers, nurses, firefighters and other public employees have already made great sacrifices, saving Ohio taxpayers more than $1 billion dollars to help fix the budget crisis.

(We Are Ohio, October 21)

Sadly, since We Are Ohio only provided the one example of Kasich speaking on this, we have had to read Kasich apologists defend his comments as being taken out of context or simply misspoken.

Neither is true, so we have extended We Are Ohio’s video to display Governor Kasich’s pathological desire to spread lies in order to further his personal agenda.

As you’ll see, Governor John Kasich can’t keep his lies straight as he continues to offer differing numbers about the amounts that public employees pay toward health insurance and pensions. At the end, Kasich offers a surprise endorsement on the work of unions in Ohio over the past few years.



Vote NO on Issue 2!

  • Tarfam325

    This needs to be our new commercial…right here. I will contribute to have this put on the air!

  • 15 MORE DAYS…IM SO tired of his lies..KASICH..STILL LYING..VOTE EARLY.FRANKLIN COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS ON EAST BROAD caddy corner from OEA, go vote anyday this til 6pm m-f, saturday, Im shuttling friends, neighbors to FCB of E..they r open til 2pm DO NOT B FOOLED..IAM a public employee n pay more than the 10 percent, and 15 percent he’s lying about..NOW HE’S PROBABVLY REFERRING TO HIMSELF AND HIS LEGISLATORS..HE GAVE THE…M A 40 PERCENT RAISE..AND SINCE THEY HAVE THEIR HEALTHCARE N PENSION INFO BLOCKED..Kasich we pay MORE than our fair share..lead by example, stop giving ur legislators 40 percent raises, disclose ur benefits and pension packages n ur legislators..AND if u really believe in this bill, then WHY ARE U AND UR LEGISLATORS ExEMPT THEMSELVES? It’s been a long haul..we are in the final stretch… Get the vote out..Dont believe Kasichs lies, he is giving millions n taking millions in bonuses from our taxpayers, schools, your community..VOTE NO ON ISSUE


  • Anonymous

    Thanks Greg.

    He’s a liar; he’s a radical rotten R. The boy just can’t help himself.

    No on 2.

  • Dmoore2222

    Fortunately, lots of people know public workers of one kind or another and also know that they pay toward their pensions and health care exposing Kasich for the liar that he is. Typically, republicans think they can lie and no one will notice. Those days are over but they still don’t get it that the main stream media doesn’t get to pick and choose which stories get out to the public anymore.  Your average Joe with a cell phone or IPOD gets to choose.  Anthony Weiner sure found that out. Kasich already is considered untrusworthy. This will only make it worse.

  • Anonymous


    VOTE NO ON 2

  • Retired Mercer

    The lies continue….I just saw Kasich on the Lima area news tonight. He is speaking at the Allen County Republican gathering. In the interview, once again he is spouting off about some public workers paying nothing towards their retirement and nothing for health care.
    Stop the lies and stop Issue 2—Vote No!

  • Anonymous

    If it is so easy for him to lie so blantantly on this point, what else will he find it easy to lie about? Apparently anything. He will blame any future problems and catastrophes on the failure of SB5 to pass.

  • Fotogirlcb2002

    Sadly people are buying into these lies…..
    that ad about how state employees get paid 43% more than they do makes me ill — its getting a lot of air time–
    Why arent people paying attention to the fact that these people are wasting money money everyday — $15 million on a extra primary — the counties have already said they can not afford it.
    If it was Strickland raoming around by plane to attend all the rallies they would demand he pay back the money it costs and invoke the “ethics” violations if he got caught telling as many lies as Kasich and his people tell.
    Doesnt it make you wonder just what these people teach their kids?

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