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Kasich wants passenger-train spending stopped; Strickland refuses | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 1145 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Nov 8, 2010, titled Kasich wants passenger-train spending stopped; Strickland refuses | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

Gov.-elect John Kasich today formally asked outgoing Gov. Ted Strickland to halt any further spending for a proposed high-speed passenger rail system, saying no more funding should go toward a project that Kasich doesn't want.

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McGillicuddy

Nelsonville, OH

#1 Nov 8, 2010
Regardless where the new legislature plans to spend the money later, the current governor is being obstinate in his insistence to spend it anyway now on a project that won't see the light of day for at least 4 years. That money is so badly needed now in other areas...to spend it on the "dead" rail project is a sin. Reverend Governor should realize that!

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John in Dayton

Cincinnati, OH

#2 Nov 8, 2010
I say good for Ted! Strickland is still governor and should do his job as he sees fit until it's time to hand over the reigns to Kasich. Kasich is in no position to make demands yet.

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Richard

Toledo, OH

#3 Nov 8, 2010
Leave it to Strickland to spend to the end, even though nothing will ever happen with the "study" except it could become a doorstop some place in the statehouse.... More wasteful spending, heaven forbid we reduce the deficit... So long Ted..

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Bravo John

Saint Joe, IN

#4 Nov 8, 2010
Way to go John! Stop this boondoggle!!

STOP SPENDING OUR MONEY!!!!

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Charger69

Athens, OH

#5 Nov 8, 2010
This is a typical Ted Strickland move, didn't so I am going to screw over
Kasich, so it will look like Kasich cost Ohio $400 Million dollars......'
Back your bags Strickland..!!!!
Bicker

Columbus, OH

#6 Nov 8, 2010
Bicker...Bicker....yeah..no..y eah..no...
TravelZim

Blacklick, OH

#7 Nov 8, 2010
Strickland spokeswoman Kelly Schlissberg and Strickland obviously don't care about the massive deficits in both Ohio and the nation. To continue these studies is ludicrous. Her rationale that it will be good information to a future administration more friendly to passenger rail traffic is a trojan horse play; it would be outdated and useless and all for naught. As far as job creation, it will be unstainable federal taxpayer money supported jobs, not sustainable private industry jobs. New York doesn't care about the rest of the nation and they will spend our tax dollars without regard to the Obama created government deficits facing our country. When will these people learn. Hey Strickland, the overwhelming majority of Ohio residents do not want your joke of a passenger train service. Just as Obama has been deaf to the country's desires, that is one big reason you were voted out of office.
Thomas the Train

Columbus, OH

#8 Nov 8, 2010
The passenger trains are the next step in updating our transit infrastructure. This will create jobs for decades if this plan is followed thorugh. We are not the only state building these high speed rail lines, should we fall behind the rest of the country on this? I should hope not. These passenger trains will do more good in the long run, its a shame to slow the progress down now. I am sure Kasich can find money to fill potholes somewhere else.

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4 truthjstceandamr cnway

Columbus, OH

#9 Nov 8, 2010
It would literally take an act of Congress to reallocate the $ 400 million awarded Ohio to another purpose. With national competition so high for these funds, it is doubtful that it will remain in federal coffers for long. By 2025, high speed rail will be developing like a new interstate system and, unfortunately, Ohio won't be on it.

I agree there is a lot of waste in government, but this project wasn't part of it.

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Since: Oct 10

Columbus, OH

#10 Nov 8, 2010
Strickland, another sore loser.
Mike

Columbus, OH

#11 Nov 8, 2010
See this is the nastry budget creature. People look at federal money as a gift. It's hard not to since the money is going to be spent by one state or another so why pull out Ohio's share? When we went from local and state government funding their own projects and started sending our money to Washington then mixing the pot together the money given back to the states and locals governments does not have the same "feel" to it. Now its federal money not its our money. The people through public opinion have stated they don't want the rail system. If you simply looked at the fare schedule you can see it would not be used by commutters traveling to/from work. Even on the weekends the train could not be looked at as vialiabe as who is going to travel to a train station then catch a train to Cinci or Cleveland then have no car to get around in. Not to mention you are locked into a departure schedule both ways. Why would one do this when both locations are 2 hrs. away. Now this was a bullet train or the like moving 150MPH or so that might change things but this train is the standard 60MPH slow going trains. No one needs a $25M study to report the obvious.
Danno From Powell

Columbus, OH

#12 Nov 8, 2010
Not even a week after the election that beotch slapped the Dumbarsecrats back to the age of the dinosaurs and the party still doesn't get it no matter how it's put to them. The voters are tired of money being misspent just so you can brag the studies where conducted by OUT OF STATE Dumbarsecrat campaign pay to play donors to the various reelection funds.

Just like that dope Odumbya Strickland will be guaranteed to spend like an ex-wife before she's booted out of the house. Time to get 2012 campaigns started.

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CommonSense

Delaware, OH

#13 Nov 8, 2010
I would love to see passenger rail service come back to Ohio. I'd also like to buy a new car but with the economy the way it is, I can't afford it and neither can Ohio afford passenger rail service right now.
Jack Spratt

Columbus, OH

#14 Nov 8, 2010
Time's up Ted.....Goodbye Ted...Shut up Ted...
Danno From Powell

Columbus, OH

#15 Nov 8, 2010
What's even sadder yet is the Dispatch is yielding like good little beotches not leaving a topic response for http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/local_ne... which has to do with Somali's engaging in human trafficking-prostitution.
Do Tell

Columbus, OH

#16 Nov 8, 2010
I am willing to bet ol Teddy just wants his kick back on the 25 million...for a project that we all know will go nowhere..."To the very end I will spend"
1 Term Ted

Warner Robins, GA

#17 Nov 8, 2010
It's obvious that the OUTGOING Governor will attempt to push his slow speed rail dream to the bitter end. Maybe Ted had a childhood dream of being an engineer or playing with trains. Well fortunately, he will have a significant amount if time on his hands after the first of the year and maybe he can make his dream come true.

I can only hope that Gov (elect) Kasich is taking note of all the Strickland political hacks that are carrying Strickland's mail and will be standing by his side going out the door right after inauguration. Republicans often have a short memory regarding holdover appointments and for some strange reason have opted to keep far too many in the past. Clean house, do away with the multiple do nothing 100k jobs a year in ODOT, Jobs & Family Services to name a few. See ya Ted, its too late
A Small Business Owner

Cincinnati, OH

#18 Nov 8, 2010
Kaisch just put 11 more people/families out of work. All told that represents an 24 additional people in Ohio who will need some additional type of aid, because Kaisch just closed my company.

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Greg

Newark, OH

#19 Nov 8, 2010
Glad to see that Gov. Strickland heard the message that the voters sent to him by voting him out of office. Yeah right! Gov.-elect Kasich asked him to one simple thing that would either save the taxpayers $400 million, or be an actual asset to Ohio by fixing the roads, and bridges badly in need of repair, but Strickland can't do that because it would show the people of Ohio and the nation that his plan to stimulate the economy by putting in a high-speed rail system was a bad one.
DrC Ohio

Columbus, OH

#20 Nov 8, 2010
Stupid Special K and his plans to give hundreds of millions back to the feds and kill business in Ohio.

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