Is state's jobs entity really needed?

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When Republican Gov. John Kasich approached the lectern last week to announce his signing of a bill that increased the number of snow days for Ohio's schools, the first words from his lips were about economic development.
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unowho

Hubbard, OH

#61 Apr 17, 2011
The recent announcements about companies not moving elsewhere are succes stories for Gov. Strickland and his staff. The beginnings to have these co's remain here didn't start on Jan 11. Congratulations to Strickland for starting it and to Gov. Kasich not goofing it up. How are thos eplane trips working out John? How's the $3M in security at your home?
hmmmmm

Blacklick, OH

#62 Apr 17, 2011
Interesting that posters are commenting on tens of thousands of dollars Kasich has supposedly cost taxpayers, but no one has brought up the abysmal "deal" that Strickland brokered for the four casinos, giving casinos millions of dollars in extra revenue the first operating year, burgeoning into billions of dollars not far down the road! All Strickland had to do was pick up the phone to find out what other states negotiated - he was either too lazy or not smart enough to ask. Since the Casinos basically "wrote the deal" you draw your own conclusion.
Anonymous

United States

#63 Apr 17, 2011
Conservatives Lie wrote:
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It sure beats YOUR Koch-chugging glorification of his every breath!
CSD = The One-line Kasich butt-kisser.
Day in, day out, nothing but name calling...try posting something of substance, for a change
Utopia

Lesage, WV

#64 Apr 17, 2011
No, it is not needed. Income tax for large corporations is needed. The governor certainly created a personal business for himself. Made sure he had lots of funding, made sure no one could inspect his books, made sure he played the media game so everyone would think he's trying to help Ohio. Not sure who he is trying to help, he does not like the poor or middle class which would typically need those jobs so I am not sure what he is doing other than trying to gain notoriety so the Republican Party will look at his war chest and say WOW, WE NEED HIM TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT. If one can even imagine the lunatic as president!
redhed

Hilliard, OH

#65 Apr 17, 2011
Follow the dollars people. If you take into account the tax breaks, tax incentives (yes, they are two different things), financing and everything else included in the Diebold deal the 'people of Ohio' are paying for the new plant of Diebold's. Bob Evans was never moving. That was last week's 'look what i did' moment for Kasich. Every Sunday when he campaigned he was at Bob Evan's. They are not going anywhere with all the free advertisement they received on account of his Sunday mornings. The threat of Bob Evans going to Kentucky still makes me laugh.

All of you Kasich supporters---keep looking for something positive he has done for the state of Ohio....cause it ain't happened yet!
NotARepublican

Delaware, OH

#66 Apr 17, 2011
CSD wrote:
And your ideas are what exactly ? That's what I thought, you have no ideas...just distaste for anything Kasich. Your envy is showing.
Just as your ignorance is showing.
JoeBig

Oberlin, OH

#67 Apr 17, 2011
My bet (and sincere hope) is that the media will file for Freedom of Information Act requests on everything that this so-called private JobsOhio group does with our tax money. I believe that if the media groups push it, even take it to the courts, they will win and Kasich's little group of corporate cronies will have to open the books or dissolve. You can't have public dollars running a program and have board members appointed exclusively by an elected official, and not have complete transparency. Kasich can babble all he wants about the need for confidentiality but that doesn't hold any water when it's our tax dollars at work. C'mon, media, get moving on those FOIA requests and have your legal minds start drafting the court motions!!!
Bill Cosby nome de plume

Pickerington, OH

#68 Apr 17, 2011
CSD wrote:
And your ideas are what exactly ? That's what I thought, you have no ideas...just distaste for anything Kasich. Your envy is showing.
Yes, there is an addictive distaste for anyone with pretensions of greatness. I enjoyed listening to a speech by the previous Director of the Department of Development at the Columbus Metropolitan Club in October 2010. She demonstrated a genuine oratorical skill and offered her humble opinion of the economic development potential in Ohio. By the way, she didn't threaten to run over anyone that didn't get on the short bus.

My question to you CSD, does your acronym translate into Can't Stand Diversity?
Bill Cosby nome de plume

Pickerington, OH

#69 Apr 17, 2011
hmmmmm wrote:
Interesting that posters are commenting on tens of thousands of dollars Kasich has supposedly cost taxpayers, but no one has brought up the abysmal "deal" that Strickland brokered for the four casinos, giving casinos millions of dollars in extra revenue the first operating year, burgeoning into billions of dollars not far down the road! All Strickland had to do was pick up the phone to find out what other states negotiated - he was either too lazy or not smart enough to ask. Since the Casinos basically "wrote the deal" you draw your own conclusion.
Although this is off-topic, Ted Strickland had no inpiut on the wording in the casino referendum. His involvement in the wording the referendum may have been construed as an endorsement. Your analogy would be like blaming the democrats in the legislature for the abysmal "deal" that Kasich brokered for public employees in SB5 and SB61. If I remember, the democrats didn't offer any amendments, but we saw what happened to Representative Bill Seitz for offering his amendment.
I-Love-Ohio

Youngstown, OH

#70 Apr 17, 2011
Kasuck sucks, his ideas suck, his attitude sucks, Ohio is going to go down the drain if he keeps up his psycho ideas. He is taking credit for things he did not do. I agree with the one who said he should have Lehman Brothers give back the $480 million it stole from Ohio residents. Let Kasuck give back his million dollar bonuses while he takes benefits away from the poor and hungry. Recall Kasuck before Ohio goes to H*ll.
Collateral Damage

Lewis Center, OH

#71 Apr 17, 2011
Special K is a fiscal conservative and for smaller government, unless some of his buddies need a job.
doyle

Utica, OH

#72 Apr 18, 2011
conused wrote:
They better get on his bus or they are going to get run over!!!!!
would that be the one coming down the pike and would that be before or after he leases it? another brilliant kasich idea,oh i can't really find any of his ideas good for ohio!!!
Richard

Lewis Center, OH

#73 Apr 18, 2011
Interesting. I've been away from this line of comments for a day and it is amazing the direction the coments have gone and the misinformation the have contained.

Bob Evans was going to Texas not Kentucky.They own 35-40 acres in the Dallas area and had an offer from the State pf Texas which has no state income tax.

Not every company in the state will ask for incentives because most executive find out early in the process that if they accept the state incentives they MUST pay prevailing wages on their project. That raises the cost 20%. Also, the rate of interest currently charged by the state is very neary the same as a bank loan if you can find one so companies forget about the state and it red tape and go straight toa bank, Plus, the average % of a project financed by the state is 30-50%. The company must contribute at least 10% of the project cost from its own money so you still need 49% of the project cost financed by a bank.

All of you Kasich haters out there, look for him to do try to away with the prevailing wage requirement. That wil lproduce a fight that rivals that re SB5.

Since: Mar 11

Cincinnati, OH

#74 Apr 18, 2011
Cathy wrote:
I grow weary of listening to politicians constantly reference "the people." "The people of Ohio want us to do this." We need to take Ohio in a different direction for the people." [b]In truth, they are clearly taking steps to eliminate "the people" from the political process[/b].
Exactly. Kasich's agenda is far more about cementing Republican power in Ohio than anything "the people" need or want. Busting the unions means the Democrats are deprived of a very effective get out the vote operation for elections. It's documented that this strategy was discussed at the National Republican Governor's Association after last November. Next is the voter ID law. It disproportionately will disenfranchise people who most likely vote Democratic. This is a radical and unprecedented power grab going on in several states and it has nothing to do with good governance.
Bill Cosby nome de plume

Pickerington, OH

#75 Apr 18, 2011
Richard wrote:
Interesting. I've been away from this line of comments for a day and it is amazing the direction the coments have gone and the misinformation the have contained.
Bob Evans was going to Texas not Kentucky.They own 35-40 acres in the Dallas area and had an offer from the State pf Texas which has no state income tax.
Not every company in the state will ask for incentives because most executive find out early in the process that if they accept the state incentives they MUST pay prevailing wages on their project. That raises the cost 20%. Also, the rate of interest currently charged by the state is very neary the same as a bank loan if you can find one so companies forget about the state and it red tape and go straight toa bank, Plus, the average % of a project financed by the state is 30-50%. The company must contribute at least 10% of the project cost from its own money so you still need 49% of the project cost financed by a bank.
All of you Kasich haters out there, look for him to do try to away with the prevailing wage requirement. That wil lproduce a fight that rivals that re SB5.
Thank you the civil and factual nature of your comments. It's true that I am suspicious of John Kasich's self-interest in these decisions.

Please indulge us, this is an outlet to express our displeasure with his "in your face attitute" and comments about public employees. We think of him in the same way that you might react, if a growling feral dog has just savagely biten your leg and is blocking your path. Jack Hanna would advise using pepper spray.

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