Ohio needs a governor like the guy wh...

Ohio needs a governor like the guy who used to be governor Colu...

There are 14 comments on the DispatchPolitics story from Jul 12, 2009, titled Ohio needs a governor like the guy who used to be governor Colu.... In it, DispatchPolitics reports that:

As President Andrew Shepherd, Michael Douglas makes a dramatic speech in the movie The American President , saying, "We have serious problems to solve, and we need serious people to solve them." Gov.

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Joe T

Columbus, OH

#1 Jul 12, 2009
Strickland is more worried about being reelected than saving thousands and thousands of Ohioans' jobs. I think most people realize there has to be a small tax increase to help get us out of this mess. But that doesn't mean our legislators can rest on that and not try to cut back in truly overfunded areas like them getting put up in extravagant hotels on their 'business trips'.
Just the Facts

Columbus, OH

#2 Jul 12, 2009
Gov Strickland does not possess the leadership qualities to lead this great State of Ohio. He needs to retire.
Deb

Toledo, OH

#3 Jul 12, 2009
I live in the wonderful State of Ohio.
And tax increases are the
worst thing we could do.
If the issue is job,
and it is main issue in are great state.
How is it if we take more money
away from buisness going to help
them add more jobs?
That makes no sense!!
If rais taxes to a higher rate,
how does that make it easer
to attract more
buisness (more jobs) to are state.
Hey Coke you are looking for a
state to build a new bottling Plant.
That great!! come check out Ohio, And great news we just raised are tax rate!!
Coke adds up what the new tax rate would cost.
And determine that the new tax rate would cost
them an additional $4 milion year.
Hmmmm What will they do?
Cut taxes
cut spending.
And not just token feel good spending cuts!!
Look at the liberal states
like California and New York
and see the mess they are in. Its just crazy!!
Then look at the conservative states like Texas.
They do not have near the problems.
There is a reason for it.
Tax and spend does not work.
Im sick of the great state of
Ohio being turned into a
wastland of closed plants.
Lost jobs and broken hearts.
There are ways to help the
problem and there are ways to make it worse.
Please!! just think about
the tax and spend policy that has been
tried and faild many times.
Does it even make sense.
How would higher ever make jobs.
It will cost jobs!!
Hardy

Powell, OH

#4 Jul 13, 2009
Great idea. Bring Voinovich back. Without the fantasy Internet bubble economy we could really see how he performs.

And just for kicks perhaps he could bring back his old investment staff from the BWC.
Mikey

Ocala, FL

#5 Jul 13, 2009
"Without that funding, how will schools remain open and indigent children get help? A leader would have answers."

-What disingenous blather. Even liberals should feel like their intelligence has been insulted by this article. What part of "gradually" does the author not understand with regard to eliminating the state income tax? And he knows full well that Mr. Kasich isn't going to devise a budget plan that forces "indigent children" to fend for themselves.
Pay to Play

Columbus, OH

#6 Jul 13, 2009
Right-o, bring back the person who invented pay-to-play at the capital. Poor Bob Taft is still wondering what he did wrong ... he just followed the script created by the now senile GeorgeV.
Terp

United States

#7 Jul 13, 2009
Joe, you lost me after paragraph 5. No doubt we need ADULTS in positions of leadership. But why aren't the pols suggesting the major budget CUTS that would solve many problems for years to come. This State needs to utilize revenues for maintaining BASIC services like roads and not giving money to whomever asks for it. Now that would be serious leadership but not likely to happen with gutless pols of both parties.
cfxs369

Columbus, OH

#8 Jul 13, 2009
Well Joe, You have finally said something that makes sense. Voinovich would make an excellent governor.
Reality check

Green Bay, WI

#9 Jul 13, 2009
It's about time the media started exposing Strickland for what he is. His only goal is to please those who donate to his campaign and to avoid hard decisions that won't get him re-elected. Anyone notice how every industry he has touched in this state has left or become a mess? Remember his energy bill? Did you see your bills go down or up? hmmmm?
Phil

United States

#10 Jul 13, 2009
Voinovich was incredibly corrupt and a foul-mouthed idiot. I guess Joe has selective memory loss and forgot about the sweetheart deals to his brother to build state prisons. The man also cut spending so much that the state lost its competitive edge in education.

The last governor in this state that had the ability to look to the future was Jim Rhodes. He recruited Honda, built colleges and spearheaded the building of the best state highway system in the country. Every governor since Jim Rhodes should be thankful to that man. Otherwise, it would be a lot worse here than we can imagine.
Jen

Parsippany, NJ

#11 Jul 13, 2009
John Malcovich will be replaced.
Barb

Englewood, OH

#12 Jul 14, 2009
No conservative would vote for Voinovich in a Primary. Period !
Parasite Government

Columbus, OH

#13 Jul 14, 2009
I love it how when RINO's abandon their principles, they are "bipartisian". Of course, the writer of this article would never vote for Voinovich in a million years, but he is a the right kind of Republican to him - the kind you can kick around.

I stopped voting for Voinovich when he supported the tax increases.
green jeans

Middlefield, OH

#14 Jul 15, 2009
George didn'd do much for this state except to get coal areas in the state to vote for him,

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