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Despite rejection at polls, Strickland returns to rail against GOP's union bill | The Columbus Di...

There are 34 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Feb 22, 2011, titled Despite rejection at polls, Strickland returns to rail against GOP's union bill | The Columbus Di.... In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

With a bullhorn pointed skyward today, former Gov. Ted Strickland exhorted the sea of protesters around him to stop Senate Bill 5, something he could have done 6 1/2 weeks ago with his veto pen.

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John

Columbus, OH

#1 Feb 22, 2011
And no one saw this coming with the election of Republicans, sworn to uphold nonentity corporations to keep their reelection coffers full while letting the Human Beings who keep this country afloat accept their fate?

Then may it happen to all of you who voted for the end of a functioning Humanity to satisfy your greed and stupidity.

Soon.

Right now.
Obozo the Clown

Fremont, CA

#2 Feb 22, 2011
These protests are showing everyone that doesn't know...who these Democrats really are. This is good for America. Unions are a thing of the past.

The weak have been allowed to be weak with the blessing of the government for to long. Strong people will prevail.

I am glad that it is coming to an end and this country can start to rebuild itself.
I Told Ya So

Fostoria, OH

#3 Feb 22, 2011
I told ya you better leave Teddy in there!!
Too late now.
Just more communism in the good 'ole USA.
Really

Westerville, OH

#4 Feb 22, 2011
Pathetic Ted! Four years of doing nothing effective, and suddenly you have to become one of the buffoons chanting around in the streets - how appropriate. Every last one of these people who skipped work, played hookey on the taxpayer's dime, falsified their doctor's note, or any other similar behavior should be immediately kickced to the curb - just like Ted.
Tim

Columbus, OH

#5 Feb 22, 2011
You GO Ted!! Ohio would be FAR better with YOU!!!!

Ohioans got it WRONG in the last election, and they are NOW regretting their choice, watch..........
HYPERGFORCE

Columbus, OH

#6 Feb 22, 2011
Strickland was a really poor excuse for a governor.This looser had his chance to help the people here in ohio.The only thing he is trying to do now is trash talk.The same type of trash talk we get from our excuse for a mayor.Cant wait for election day when we can rid this city of trash like coleman.
TRUE

Pickerington, OH

#7 Feb 22, 2011
Unions wrecked the Auto Industry;
Unions wrecked Steel;
Unions wrecked Mining;
Unions wrecked education;
Unions wrecked state government.

Anything unions touch they destroy.
The Observer

Columbus, OH

#8 Feb 22, 2011
Typical stupid Democrat. The recent Democratic governor takes the time to show up at a rally for largely unpopular union teachers and one of them publicly pans his appearance. What an idiot. As for Republican DeWine, just keep up the bad-mouth mister, your boy won with less than 50% of the vote and Ohio's economy ain't recovering anytime soon. And after the inevitable scandals that always seem to follow Republican Rule, we could very well see Democrats back in control and you as a bad memory.
TRUE

Pickerington, OH

#9 Feb 22, 2011
Government figures show that inflation-adjusted per capita income in six right-to-work states increased at a 6.9% annual rate over the past 10 years. In contrast, incomes contracted at a 0.5% rate in six unionized upper-Midwest states over the same period, as many high-paying automotive and other manufacturing jobs disappeared and foreign auto makers concentrated nearly all of their new investment in right-to-work states.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142405274...
Constitution 101

Columbus, OH

#10 Feb 22, 2011
What a class-less act. Ted we wanted you gone, and still want you gone.. And take those union stooges with you.
Reality Bites

Dublin, OH

#11 Feb 22, 2011
Ohio needed an enema to flush out Bob Taft. After that, Ohio was left with a hemorrhoid named Ted Strickland.
another stupid

Columbus, OH

#12 Feb 22, 2011
move Ohio government...locking those doors.

Watershed.

The people spoke

Columbus, OH

#13 Feb 22, 2011
The people spoke and it was not yesterday, it was last November.

Time to move on Ted, you had your chance. If Senate Bill #5 is really as bad as people think, then in 4 years we can elect people to reverse it. The world will not end in the meantime.

I happen to work at the State before and during collective bargaining. I liked before colective bargaining better. Sure the pay was much lower, but there were never layoffs, never changes in our retirement for the worst and opportunity to advance because the cronies would not work for low pay.

People actually liked working at the State before collective bargaining. I do not blame the unions for upping the pay, its just the negative consequences had a terrible price and were more than we collectively bargained.
karon

AOL

#16 Feb 22, 2011
Why is everyone picking on the Union people???? Why not make the Rich Ohioians start paying alittle higher tax???? States that have the rich paying more are NOT having these budget problems!
FACT

Pickerington, OH

#18 Feb 22, 2011
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142405274...

Government figures show that inflation-adjusted per capita income in six right-to-work states increased at a 6.9% annual rate over the past 10 years. In contrast, incomes contracted at a 0.5% rate in six unionized upper-Midwest states over the same period, as many high-paying automotive and other manufacturing jobs disappeared and foreign auto makers concentrated nearly all of their new investment in right-to-work states.
The people spoke

Columbus, OH

#19 Feb 22, 2011
karon wrote:
Why is everyone picking on the Union people???? Why not make the Rich Ohioians start paying alittle higher tax???? States that have the rich paying more are NOT having these budget problems!
Rich people already pay more taxes than most people. Why is that a fact, they receive no more government than me? Their great army is also my great army.

In fact, if the 47% of the people who pay no federal taxes would pay some federal taxes then maybe the rich could pay their fair share, which would be less taxes. It would be a great start to just stop giving tax refunds to people who pay no federal taxes.

We cannot have a fairness conversation until we understand that fairness applies to all parties.
The people spoke

Columbus, OH

#20 Feb 22, 2011
FACT wrote:
http://online.wsj.com/article/ SB1000142405274870407130457616 0721023104538.html
Government figures show that inflation-adjusted per capita income in six right-to-work states increased at a 6.9% annual rate over the past 10 years. In contrast, incomes contracted at a 0.5% rate in six unionized upper-Midwest states over the same period, as many high-paying automotive and other manufacturing jobs disappeared and foreign auto makers concentrated nearly all of their new investment in right-to-work states.
Moreover, I reviewed Ohio's budget from 1968 forward. It increased at a rate of 8% per annum. Ohio has enough taxes already for the government we need, just not enough for the government we want and cannot afford.

I believe in cause and effect that you describe, everything in life seems to happen for a reason, good or bad.
Katch the Kasich

Reynoldsburg, OH

#21 Feb 22, 2011
At least you know where Ted is. Our current Governor has been relocating all of his personal appearances lately.

Whats the deal? He sets up these events, sells tickets or whatever, then either doesn't show up at all or moves to a different venue at a different time.

Is he afraid of a little heckling, or what? Like him or not, he is the State's chief executive and needs to display a little more...ahem...fortitude.
dave

Columbus, OH

#22 Feb 22, 2011
ted u sucked them u suck now go home boy
dave

Columbus, OH

#23 Feb 22, 2011
cant wait for this to pass...you state workers been stealing from us tax payers for to long

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