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Like me, John Kasich must have watched “G.I. Joe” alot in the late 1980s and early 1990s.  The difference was I was in junior high, and he was the ranking member of the House Budget Committee.

John Kasich’s entire gubernatorial campaign seems to be that if he portrays himself as a mixture of the political DNA of enough Republicans, he’ll appear to be the greatest political leader of all time.  So far, John Kasich has mixed in his campaign the DNA of:

Former House Speaker/Adulterer Newt Gingrich

Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee

Former Half-Term Alaska Governor Sarah Palin […]

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Again, John Glenn and Rob Portman did the same thing for free.  And I don’t think they got a $20k for an “aide” to help them with their infrequent guest lectures.

Then, again, what has John Glenn ever done?

Imagine what happens when these OSU students find out John Kasich wants to model Ohio’s economic development off of…. Michigan!

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John Kasich’s plan means Ohio would be copying off of… MICHIGAN?!? Florida privatized economic development efforts. It didn’t turn out so well.

Earlier this week, John Kasich announced his JobOhio plan.  Expected supporters like Matt Naugle and Scott Pullins went from incredible optimism to downright ridiculing it within hours of introductions.

Today, the editorial board of the Akron Beacon Journal offers the first editorial in Ohio on it.  Let’s just say they’re skeptical:

The Kasich plan calls for a ”fast, flexible and responsive” operation. Akron knows what he means. In recent […]

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Yep, John Kasich said he’ll use out-of-state workers to control Ohio’s economic development.  Again, Mary Taylor, a State Senator, and the House Minority Leader say nothing.  (HT: OhioCapitolBlog)

John Kasich’s written plan claims that he’ll only rely on Ohio business leaders.  But are you going to believe what he says on paper over what he says on video?

John Kasich will not only privatize Ohio’s statewide economic development efforts.  He’s already planning on outsourcing it, too.

Fabulous.

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Yesterday, John Kasich announced his JobsOhio plan to legalize bribery privatize the Ohio Department of Development and create a board of corporate campaign donors executives who will be paid their private market rates in salaries and bonuses for deciding which business get how much of a slice of the corporate welfare pie in Ohio.  By promising Lehman Brothers-type compensation and bonus packages, you’d think someone would ask how is increasing overhead costs to administer these programs going to lead to a better result.  But what do I know?  I’m just applying rational thought and logic.

Last night, I […]

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We all know that John Kasich has a Florida fetish.  We don’t know why.

In 1996, the State of Florida created the first public-private, not-for-profit economic development in much the same model that John Kasich proposed Ohio to do today.

It didn’t turn out so well for Florida.

In a 2001 audit, the State’s Comptroller found that the private corporation “treats its top executives to bonuses and lavish travel while making grants to businesses whose officers sit on its boards.”  It also did such a poor tracking of its disbursements that it couldn’t guarantee that the funds […]

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I wondered out loud during all the economic calamity this week whether or not privatizing Social Security had died. I believe it has. The Obama camp was quick to jump on this idea as well with a new ad:

Hammer it home all the way to November 4.

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