Cost of security upgrade at Kasich's ...

Cost of security upgrade at Kasich's home withheld

There are 350 comments on the DispatchPolitics story from Jan 2, 2011, titled Cost of security upgrade at Kasich's home withheld. In it, DispatchPolitics reports that:

John Kasich will be the first Ohio governor in a generation to forgo the secure confines of the state-owned Governor's Residence in Bexley in favor of his private residence, which means taxpayers will pay for security improvements at Kasich's home near Westerville.

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I Ronic

Grove City, OH

#1 Jan 2, 2011
So much for shared sacrifice. More like Millionaire John tells the little people to foot his bills.

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peaceisareality

Somerset, KY

#2 Jan 2, 2011
The king is in the house. The deceit and deception begin.

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“Lovin every minit of it”

Since: Feb 10

WORKER RIGHTS-THE AMERICAN WAY

#3 Jan 2, 2011
Here we go!! Openness and honesty in government. Hey, Johnny Wall Street, just how much bonus money did you get from the bailout?
Silence Dogood

Tipp City, OH

#4 Jan 2, 2011
This is nothing, just wait until after he is sworn in!
Cry Cry Cry

Dublin, OH

#5 Jan 2, 2011
Three Cry Baby Dumbocrats in a row. You're ignorant if you think that's the only place your tax dollars are being wasted. Get over it already.

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the truth

Newark, OH

#6 Jan 2, 2011
Redfern, why dont your dem-omarxist pay to their pay to play and the jail time Ted and Cordray and Coleman will cost us.

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Obama-Biden

Stayton, OR

#7 Jan 2, 2011
The rbaggers are just greedy, selfish, pathological LIARS.

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the truth

Newark, OH

#8 Jan 2, 2011
the barney boy in columbus, let ted and cordray and coleman pay for their jail cells and you also seeing all of you will be in them.

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Real Patriot

Mount Vernon, OH

#9 Jan 2, 2011
So were are all you "tea party" patriots now? Oh yea, John Kaisch is one of you (wink wink) so it is ok.
Mike Goffee

United States

#10 Jan 2, 2011
Yes, no shared sacrifice for King John. Spent the taxpayers monies and keep it secret

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Columbus, OH

#12 Jan 2, 2011
If Kaisch truly believes in personal responsibility, he will elect to pay for security at his personal residence or elect to forgo security on that property. Security for all the mighty highfalutin politicians and bureaucrats has gotten way out of hand anyway. They are all getting to the point of costing way too much to maintain. Obozo and Sasquatch ought to be riding around in a Volt and Mayor Manhood on a bicycle.
Mike

Dublin, OH

#14 Jan 2, 2011
This is the beginning of such a disastrous time for Ohio. Kasich didn't realize when he bid for the job that if he won the expectation would be to move. With such a focus on "big government" this is a great place to start. Pay your own upgrade costs and pay the additional costs needed to secure your home that you chose to stay in. Ohio shouldn't have to pay for extra costs because you choose not to move so your kids can stay in school, again something you knew when you started. Stop wasting our money and use your own.

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Come on John Boy

Newark, OH

#15 Jan 2, 2011
Be a man and not a leech and pay for the security system, upgrades, and staff. I would have to do it and so should you, since YOU decided YOU are not going to live in the governor's mansion. Besides, you have plenty of money after the Lehman Brothers fiasco and the millions you made at Ohio taxpayer expense. You know, those millions in bonuses you won't disclose. Pay up, Johnny. Set the example for once.

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Sid

Galloway, OH

#16 Jan 2, 2011
Accountability! We the taxpayers have a right to know how much this is costing "US". But since he chose to live in his house instead of the governors house, shouldn't our new governor pay for it himself?

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ohiodonkeydude

Piqua, OH

#17 Jan 2, 2011
We all want the governor elect to be safe. The state of Ohio has provided Mr. Kasich with a place to stay, a mansion at that and he chooses something different. At that point, he should pay for the security himself. What could he be thinking. He's asking for sacrifice. It's hard to do when the man asking (Kasich) doesn't think the rules apply to himself. 6.4 million is equivalant to 128 gov't workers at 50K a year. This is the problem with John Kasich. Most of the rules don't apply to him and his newly hired cronies will follow him like a dog.

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Smead

Columbus, OH

#18 Jan 2, 2011
Kasich is simply bought by different interests...considering him to be a conservative is a joke...more like a poodle.
moronh8r

Westerville, OH

#21 Jan 2, 2011
Who wants to live in Bexley anyways. Uptight snobs abound. Doesn't it sound logical to keep your kid in a stable enviroment? Maybe the thought of keeping his kid OUT of Col. school systems is good enough excuse. 10 acres on edge of waterfront or middle or Bexley. Hmm, think I could make my choice quick and easy.

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Bodie

Chillicothe, OH

#22 Jan 2, 2011
PLUS we as taxpayers will pay for a State Patrol Trooper to drive the kids to and from school and to escort Mrs Kasich to the mall etc.
Add gas and wear and tear on large SUV to shuttle Kasich to work
the truth

Newark, OH

#23 Jan 2, 2011
Smead wrote:
Kasich is simply bought by different interests...considering him to be a conservative is a joke...more like a poodle.
Ted, Cordray and Coleman were Nationwide lap dogs
Toxic Avenger

Toledo, OH

#24 Jan 2, 2011
Cry Cry Cry wrote:
Three Cry Baby Dumbocrats in a row. You're ignorant if you think that's the only place your tax dollars are being wasted. Get over it already.
So is your point that because there is waste in goverment already, it's okay for the new governor to continue wasting money. He should lead by example. Frankly, if I had a mansion like him, I wouldn't want to move either. So now we will pay for two details and maintaining two secure buildings. Maybe he should sell one of the two. Worse, I think this is another one of his genius ideas around openess. He's going to argue that since people are going to his private residence, those meetings are not public nor subject to public disclosure. This is what he did by hiring people through his campaign website, not realizing that public jobs are public jobs even if you hire through your "private" website.

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