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Developer halts work on two casinos | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 79 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from May 12, 2011, titled Developer halts work on two casinos | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

A group including Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert called a timeout on construction of casinos in Cleveland and Cincinnati yesterday.

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Cleveland, OH

#2 May 12, 2011
I thought he was going to get us jobs in Ohio.
Go Bucks

United States

#3 May 12, 2011
Lifelong Republican but if Kasich runs again in 4 years I will not only vote against him but I will donate to and volunteer for his opponent.

Nashport, OH

#4 May 12, 2011
If you would investigate the gambling issues of ohio,which has never made a penny from it, indiana,and pennsylvania, you would find our state senate and gov. kasich filling their pockets cased closed this not hard to analzye folks. fraud fraud fraud.

Columbus, OH

#6 May 12, 2011
Can't someone at the Dispatch do the math. With all the effort they're making to slow the Columbus casino down, you would think they would point this out. By the time you factor in the CAT tax they're complaining about, the casinos will still pay less tax overall than Penn is paying in Pennsylvania. It would probably take one Dispatch staff person 2 hours to document this and clear up the issue. Casnino owners are trying to make statements and threaten to delay jobs so they can line their pockets. I say let them stop the jobs, or better yet just leave Ohio. Someone will pick up the opportunities and pay the CAT tax. You'll see.

Columbus, OH

#7 May 12, 2011
Good. Now maybe the casinos will go away.





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Thornville, OH

#8 May 12, 2011
Dear Ohio,

We are very happy to be rid of this lunatic. Good luck the next 3+ years!

Thanks again
Fox News and Lehman Bros

Saint Marys, OH

#9 May 12, 2011
There go more jobs, along with all the others this jerkwad has lost since he's been in office.

I am glad to say I did NOT vote for this loser. Can't wait until he's out of office.

Saint Marys, OH

#10 May 12, 2011
Sheesh! I didn't know j erk wad isn't allowed. What's up with that?
Moving to Texas

United States

#11 May 12, 2011
Why can't the casinos pay at least as much as they do in other states? Why does Kasich haters always want to soak the taxpayers for more than other states do? Do the taxpayers have to be losers to satisfiy the dems & the unions? If you answer these questions honestly than you'll support SB-5.

Columbus, OH

#12 May 12, 2011
The bad deal the tax payers are getting is the tax brakes the oil companies and General Electric Co.s are getting. These are some of the Bush and Chaney eras deals that have put this country in the mess it is in today. Maybe John Kashit would like to address these problems before going after the casinos as they are willing to pay taxes.

Columbus, OH

#13 May 12, 2011
Dear Ohio wrote:
Dear Ohio,
We are very happy to be rid of this lunatic. Good luck the next 3+ years!
Thanks again
Fox News and Lehman Bros
Thanks alot

Massillon, OH

#14 May 12, 2011
Can't we get the dumb things built and operating before we start complaining....If it brings jobs (construction and labor) right now, its a good thing not only to the people, but to the tax coffers. I'm sure the 'good' politicians can think of ways of getting more cash down the road from them. It's a jobs plan without jobs.

Granville, OH

#15 May 12, 2011
The King has spoken! No new jobs on my watch!

-Special K
Aunt Bea

Marengo, OH

#16 May 12, 2011
I am sure the basis for this additional tax is because K-suck doesn't have any of his cronies getting any kickbacks from the casinos. So, how do you think he has done so far with helping our economy in Ohio? Laughable.

Youngstown, OH

#17 May 12, 2011
Where are the Jobs REPUBLICANS ? Don't you want people to work ? The Propagandist Kasich (says he help keep Businesses in Ohio). American Greeting, Bob Evans,and Goodyear ! While letting some shovel ready project loom idle with the Courts most likely to be involved What else can be said about the Arrogant Kasich and his Best and Brightest people ! What has Mark Kvamme done ? Oh! I forgot he wreck his Evil Knievel Dirt Bike ! The good thing six months are almost up so there's 3.5 to go before the JERK from Pa. is shown the door. And that's at the RENTED RIFFE TOWER!!!!! Amazing.
Jobs Ohio

Columbus, OH

#18 May 12, 2011
Great work Kasich! There are people waiting to apply for jobs at these places.
573Tom R

Columbus, OH

#19 May 12, 2011
Kasich opposes the Casino deal simply because it was made under Strickland's watch.

If a deal even worse for taxpayers had been made during Kasich's term as governor, he'd be saying ...
"Look folks, these are business people and we have to let them make a good profit because they'll create many good jobs for Ohioans. We need a positive business climate in Ohio and we need to move at the speed of business, so let's stop whining about casino pofits and get construction moving to get people back to work." Yada, yada, yada, trickle down, trickle down, BS, BS, etc.
DrC Ohio

Columbus, OH

#20 May 12, 2011
Too bad he left this part out of his so many other things. It doesn't take a genius to figure out he is burning bridges and sinking the ship. I guess he just can't help but open his big fat mouth all the time.
go John go

Jackson, OH

#21 May 12, 2011
Good riddance to those palaces of sin and cheaters. This is great news. For once Kasich is doing something smart. Make em pay and stick to your guns. Just like Coleman is doing. It's good to see smart politics being played on both sides. Only the dumb gamblers foot the bill while 95% of the rest of us get a better tax break. Kudos Johnny!!!
Browns Fan

Columbus, OH

#22 May 12, 2011
A constitutional amendment to allow casinos was monumentally stupid.
Now we have to deal with all the fallout.

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