From the daily archives: Thursday, July 17, 2014

For a governor like John Kasich in Ohio, who believes the private sector is superior to the public sector and who generally doesn’t miss a chance to tap into funds from Washington, his silence now on backing a reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank  is interesting since 15 other Republican governors, including one that harbors aspirations to run for the White House, have signed a letter to legislative leaders urging them to keep it going past the end of the year when its charter expires.

Thirty-one governors in all signed a letter dated July 15 backing Ex-Im and […]

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Did you like the last shutdown of the federal government last October, which lasted more than two weeks and cost taxpayers a cool $25 billion? Look no further than the end of the year, when it could happen all over again, so speculates Ohio senior U.S Senator, Sherrod Brown.

If comments made during a 30-minute conference call with reporters today are prescient, what happened nine months ago could happen again this fall.  Taking questions following a press briefing on why the Charter of the Export-Import Bank [Ex-Im] needs to be reauthorized, Sen. Brown said that while he thinks the […]

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By all real measures used by actual economists, Ohio’s job growth stalled two years ago – right about the time that JobOhio, Kasich’s non-transparent and unconstitutional money hole, started handling economic development for the state.

While the U.S. has regained all of the jobs lost during the Great Recession, economists calculate that Ohio is still down 139,900 jobs from our pre-recession peak.   Not surprising since Ohio’s job growth has lagged the U.S. average for almost 20 months in a row.

But Kasich isn’t going to let facts get in the way of him continuing to push his Ohio Miracle story.   Especially not […]

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Rep. Darrell Issa, America’s grim subpoena king, apparently has decided that his pool of political targets is shrinking beyond recovery. He is said to be despairing, one insider said, because Darrell “loves to question famous people”. Indeed, there are now whispers in his ranks that Issa, an unrequited madman really, may turn to sports for his next batch of subpoenas.

Topping the list is Derek Jeter. Issa reportedly wants to question the Yankee star about the legitimacy of the infield fly rule, which the congressman considers just one more burdensome regulation. Jeter shrugged off the report, saying the rule is […]

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