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Villagers split on who can save Ohio's limp economy

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Village Idiot

Marysville, OH

#1 Jul 25, 2010
Count me on the side of Stricktaft
tommy jefferson

Dublin, OH

#2 Jul 25, 2010
http://tinyurl.com/3youz6w
The Middle Class in America Is Radically Shrinking. Here Are the Stats to Prove it
Mike McCleese

Massillon, OH

#3 Jul 25, 2010
It is unbelievable to me that the politicians (both parties) and the news media fail to mention NAFTA and CAFTA. Since our government finds no problem with outsourcing our jobs I have no problem with outsourcing our politicians. Billions were stolen by Wall Street yet nobody went to prison. Am I missing something here?
USSA

Canal Winchester, OH

#4 Jul 25, 2010
Wow I wasted three minutes of my life on this. Can't wait for the rest of the series.
moroni

Dublin, OH

#5 Jul 25, 2010
Me too. And I like Strickasich also. He's the best. Nearly as likable as Kaseland. I voted for McBama in the last Presidential election. I was tempted to vote for O'Cain but I was afraid he was too much of a Neocon so I went for McBama cause he said he would get us out of all the wars and HE WOULD NOT RAISE TAXES ON THE MIDDLE CLASS.
really

Columbus, OH

#6 Jul 25, 2010
Dear people of Lockland,
When you look at a failing situation, you look at who's at the top. That person is Ted Strickland not John Kasich, who's been nowhere near state government.
Every state has lost jobs. And while Strickland can't be blamed for everything, he can be blamed for the budget mess. Gov. Bob McDonnell, a Republican who unseated a Democrat, has created budget surpluses in Virginia. In New Jersey, Republican Gov. Chris Christie is cleaning up years of corruption and budget fiascoes left for him by his Democratic predecessor. And he's been threatened in the process by the public sector unions (there's that old call for civility by the Democrats).
We need someone who will take on the unions, cut taxes and restructure state government. John Kasich was responsible for balancing the national budget when he was in congress. Ted Strickland is out of ideas. He's watched hundreds of thousands of jobs vanish from this state because of high taxes. You can't fix the budget without a private sector economy and no businesses want to come here.
A vote for Ted Strickland is a vote for the status quo.
bonnie1291 TED STRICKLAND

AOL

#7 Jul 25, 2010
GOVERNOR STRICKLAND CANT BE BLAMED FOR THE MESS THIS COUNTRY IS IN NOW, THE PAST REPUBLICS ARE TO BLAME FOR THIS BIG MESS. TED STRICKLAND IS DOING A GREAT JOB. THIS COUNTRY WAS IN A HUGE MESS WHEN HE BECAME GOVERNOR. HE NEEDS BACK IN TO GET DONE WHAT NEEDS TO HELP OUT OHIO. THERE IS NO ONE OUT THERE IN THE STATE OF OHIO THAT CAN DO ANY BETTER. I SAY VOTE TED STRICKLAND BACK IN FOR GOVERNOR OF OHIO.
southernohioman

Englewood, OH

#8 Jul 25, 2010
It's really hard to blame Strickland for this mess. Most of the economy problems were national related to the conservatives deregulation of the financial industry combined with the wars in Iraq and Afganistan. I would have liked him to do a few things such as more school financing reform, but with all the budget problems, it's simple not possible. Reducing state gov't would have also been good and it seems as much more can be done with that. But I can't blame him for the mess, most of this is simply not his fault.
Toby Boyce

United States

#9 Jul 25, 2010
I'm tired of discussing who is at fault. I want to hear how we are going to reverse the trend and develop more jobs in Ohio. I applaud Gary Holmes quote in the late paragraph.

"They're both to blame," said Holmes, 66. "Someone's got to fix the problem."

And I don't think either camp has outlined a plan that is going to change a thing.
Ben

Columbus, OH

#10 Jul 25, 2010
Its going to take Americans, not politicians. Quit buying foreign made products. Demand from your retailers American made goods and products. If they cannot provide, don't buy and let them know you are not going to spend your hard earned dollar on foreign made products.

Buying american goods will create jobs here in the USA and employ people. Its pretty simple.

Also, tell your bank and phone customer service companies you want to speak to an American in an American call center (not India, Phillipines, etc) If they cannot, send a letter to the president of that company stating your disatisfaction and that you are only doing business that keep jobs in the USA.

If we all did this, business would have no choice but to move production back here. But you as the american need to understand that you will pay more, but jobs will be created. I am willing to pay more to create jobs and invest in this country. Are you?
Parasite Government

Columbus, OH

#11 Jul 25, 2010
If you are waiting on the government to solve your problems, you will be waiting for a long time.

I just don't see any policies that any level of government is willing to put in place that will benefit anyone or anything but government and the ruling class. That is whom they care about - not the poor saps who pay the taxes to support their overlords.

Even in Medivial Europe, a serf only gave 10% of his income to his master. We passed that long ago.

Ronald Reagan was right about one thing - governemnt is not the solution, it is the problem.
dave chappelle

Zanesville, OH

#12 Jul 25, 2010
"Walking his dog nearby, Jeff Rahe said he is a Republican but thinks the governor has done a good job despite the deep national recession - especially supporting organized labor.

"I don't think he can be blamed," said Rahe, 46, who works at Ford's Sharonville Transmission Plant outside Cincinnati and is a member of the United Auto Workers. "

This guy is NOT a Republican.
dave chappelle

Zanesville, OH

#13 Jul 25, 2010
bonnie1291 TED STRICKLAND wrote:
GOVERNOR STRICKLAND CANT BE BLAMED FOR THE MESS THIS COUNTRY IS IN NOW, THE PAST REPUBLICS ARE TO BLAME FOR THIS BIG MESS. TED STRICKLAND IS DOING A GREAT JOB. THIS COUNTRY WAS IN A HUGE MESS WHEN HE BECAME GOVERNOR. HE NEEDS BACK IN TO GET DONE WHAT NEEDS TO HELP OUT OHIO. THERE IS NO ONE OUT THERE IN THE STATE OF OHIO THAT CAN DO ANY BETTER. I SAY VOTE TED STRICKLAND BACK IN FOR GOVERNOR OF OHIO.
You have AOL as a service provider. That proves that you're too stupid to vote.

Since: Jun 10

Canal Winchester, OH

#14 Jul 25, 2010
The problem with the current candidates for governor is that they don't have a plan that they're going to tell us about.(It might be that any they don't have any confidence in any ideas they might have.)

I wish the candidates would drop the politics they are used to and do something constructive. Something Statesmanlike.

Since: Jun 10

Dayton, OH

#16 Jul 25, 2010
This isn't even going to be close. Most national pundits and commentators aren't even considering this a serious race anymore. Only the Columbus Disgrace is trying to keep the illusion of a close race with all the other Republican drones running the newspapers in Ohio slavishly following suit.

Strickland/Brown by 20. This time next year, Kasich's "Bible Guys" books will be used as doorstops in your local second-hand bookstores while he is back to making millions on Wall Street. Mary Taylor will be down in Florida with all her wealthy friends from Wisteria Lane.
dave chappelle

Zanesville, OH

#17 Jul 25, 2010
JSB05 wrote:
This isn't even going to be close. Most national pundits and commentators aren't even considering this a serious race anymore. Only the Columbus Disgrace is trying to keep the illusion of a close race with all the other Republican drones running the newspapers in Ohio slavishly following suit.
Strickland/Brown by 20. This time next year, Kasich's "Bible Guys" books will be used as doorstops in your local second-hand bookstores while he is back to making millions on Wall Street. Mary Taylor will be down in Florida with all her wealthy friends from Wisteria Lane.
What a load. Here's the latest poll from Quinnipiac, who are about as far left as polling groups go.

"Democratic Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher and Republican Rob Portman remain in a tight race for Ohio's U.S. Senate seat with 42 percent for Fisher and 40 percent for Portman, with 17 percent undecided, statistically unchanged from April and March surveys, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

President Barack Obama's job approval remains "underwater" among Ohio voters, with 45 percent approving and 49 percent disapproving, compared to a 45 - 50 percent negative approval rating in an April 29 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University."
dave chappelle

Zanesville, OH

#18 Jul 25, 2010
JSB05 wrote:
This isn't even going to be close. Most national pundits and commentators aren't even considering this a serious race anymore. Only the Columbus Disgrace is trying to keep the illusion of a close race with all the other Republican drones running the newspapers in Ohio slavishly following suit.
Strickland/Brown by 20. This time next year, Kasich's "Bible Guys" books will be used as doorstops in your local second-hand bookstores while he is back to making millions on Wall Street. Mary Taylor will be down in Florida with all her wealthy friends from Wisteria Lane.
Continued from my last post...In this political climate, it's all going to go straight down a party ticket...

Polling DataPoll Date Sample Kasich (R) Strickland (D) Spread
RCP Average 6/22 - 7/19 -- 43.0 42.3 Kasich +0.7
Rasmussen Reports 7/19 - 7/19 750 LV 48 43 Kasich +5
PPP (D) 6/26 - 6/27 482 LV 43 41 Kasich +2
Quinnipiac 6/22 - 6/27 1107 RV 38 43 Strickland +5

Since: Jun 10

Dayton, OH

#19 Jul 25, 2010
Yes, that was all before Kasich was caught lying about Lehman's involvement with Ohio's public pension funds and before his running mate was caught openly advising Ohio's businesses to move away. You have 2 people running to lead Ohio's government who have enriched themselves by causing more misery for the people of this state on purpose.

Just wait till the advertising starts appearing with this stuff in it. Once we get the truth out past the news media reporters and talking heads toeing the GOP line, the people of Ohio will be totally outraged at this capricious behavior. If the GOP had any shred of integirty, they'd drop these two from the ticket and start over.
dave chappelle wrote:
<quoted text>Continued from my last post...In this political climate, it's all going to go straight down a party ticket...
Polling DataPoll Date Sample Kasich (R) Strickland (D) Spread
RCP Average 6/22 - 7/19 -- 43.0 42.3 Kasich +0.7
Rasmussen Reports 7/19 - 7/19 750 LV 48 43 Kasich +5
PPP (D) 6/26 - 6/27 482 LV 43 41 Kasich +2
Quinnipiac 6/22 - 6/27 1107 RV 38 43 Strickland +5
dave chappelle

Zanesville, OH

#20 Jul 25, 2010
JSB05 wrote:
Yes, that was all before Kasich was caught lying about Lehman's involvement with Ohio's public pension funds and before his running mate was caught openly advising Ohio's businesses to move away. You have 2 people running to lead Ohio's government who have enriched themselves by causing more misery for the people of this state on purpose.
Just wait till the advertising starts appearing with this stuff in it. Once we get the truth out past the news media reporters and talking heads toeing the GOP line, the people of Ohio will be totally outraged at this capricious behavior. If the GOP had any shred of integirty, they'd drop these two from the ticket and start over.
<quoted text>
Doesn't work that way. The working stiff who has been laid off for a year doesn't care about Lehman Bros. All he knows is that Strickland (D) and Obama (D) were in office while he was miserable.
That's how Clinton won in '92. There was a recession from '89-'91 (although not nearly as severe as what we are seeing today) and Bush caught the blame.
Old Guy

Eustis, FL

#21 Jul 25, 2010
Sure wish they had used a word other than "limp".. just sayin'

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