Skip to comments.Gov Kasich To Pres. Obama: Do Your Own Job
Posted on 04/27/2011 6:19:36 PM PDT by Neoavatara
President Barack Obama does have a knack of giving advice to others, because...well, he knows better, right?
In an interview with Romona Robinson of WKYC TV, Cleveland's NBC affiliate, Mr. Obama stated that he strongly disapproves of new laws restricting public employee unions in Ohio and Wisconsin. He said states should not use the financial crisis as an excuse to erode bargaining rights.
Gov. John Kasich of Ohio responded to Obama's comments testily.
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And let a good crisis go to waste! Rahm would be disappointed.
Go, John! Hey, Obama, MYOB!
House lawmakers voted overwhelmingly last night to strip police officers, teachers, and other municipal employees of most of their rights to bargain over health care, saying the change would save millions of dollars for financially strapped cities and towns.
The 111-to-42 vote followed tougher measures to broadly eliminate collective bargaining rights for public employees in Ohio, Wisconsin, and other states. But unlike those efforts, the push in Massachusetts was led by Democrats who have traditionally stood with labor to oppose any reduction in workers rights.
Unions fought hard to stop the bill, launching a radio ad that assailed the plan and warning legislators that if they voted for the measure, they could lose their union backing in the next election. After the vote, labor leaders accused House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo and other Democrats of turning their backs on public employees.
Its pretty stunning, said Robert J. Haynes, president of the Massachusetts AFL-CIO. These are the same Democrats that all these labor unions elected. The same Democrats who we contributed to in their campaigns. The same Democrats who tell us over and over again that theyre with us, that they believe in collective bargaining, that they believe in unions. . . . Its a done deal for our relationship with the people inside that chamber.
We are going to fight this thing to the bitter end, he added. Massachusetts is not the place that takes collective bargaining away from public employees.
Suckers! Obama pal Deval Patrick is in on the action. Is Patrick the new Walker? Maybe Obama will go get his comfy shoes and picket Obama Dimocrats in Massachusetts.
You forgot to post a big part of your essay. Here it is -
President Barack Obama does have a knack of giving advice to others, because well, he knows better, right?
In an interview with Romona Robinson of WKYC TV, Clevelands NBC affiliate, Mr. Obama stated that he strongly disapproves of new laws restricting public employee unions in Ohio and Wisconsin. He said states should not use the financial crisis as an excuse to erode bargaining rights.
Gov. John Kasich of Ohio responded to Obamas comments testily.
The president of the United States has, I think, a $13 trillion debt. Why doesnt he do his job? Kasich said. When he gets our budget balanced and starts to prepare a future for our children, maybe he can have an opinion on whats going on in Ohio.
Lets look at some facts, shall we? Kasich came into office facing a $8 billion shortfall left by his Democratic predecessor. Kasichs budget would slash that deficit in one year, without the aid of tax increases.
We cant tax our way to prosperity, but we cant cut our way either, said Kasich in a meeting last month.
And in that line, Kasich has also looked to cut the size of Ohios bloated government. The governor said he found savings not only in the $26 billion in the states general revenue fund, but also in the special accounts that are usually dedicated to specific needs. Altogether, the state funds total $52 billion. This includes reform in local city expenditures, education spending, and Medicaid.
Now, one can argue with Kasichs plan. I dont at all Kasich balanced the needs of government services in the state of Ohio against the economic realities the state faces, and came out with a reasonable solution.
Of course, Obamas arrogance as usual makes him think he knows better. Like Kasich has stated, Obama would have more credibility if he could balance his own balance sheet, before lecturing others on the topic.
Obamas one comment that made me laugh? Whether its Wisconsin or what were seeing in Ohio, I strongly disapprove.
Well, maybe he should look to his own partys actions in the State of Massachusetts, not to mention his close friend Deval Patrick, Massachusetts Governor.
In a 111-to-42 vote in the State House, Democrats followed tougher measures to broadly eliminate collective bargaining rights for public employees in Ohio, Wisconsin, and other states. But unlike those efforts, the push in Massachusetts was led by Democrats who have traditionally stood with labor to oppose any reduction in workers rights.
Democrat House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo said the House measure would save $100 million for cities and towns in the upcoming budget year, helping them avoid layoffs and reductions in services. He called his plan one of the most significant reforms the state can adopt to help control escalating health care costs.
Gov. Patrick had similar changes proposed in his budget, although the restrictions on collective bargaining would be less severe.
In total, what we are seeing are states, who cannot print more money, cannot borrow deficit spend, and cannot tax the way the federal government can coming up with solutions that fit them. This has occurred not only in Republican led states like Wisconsin and Ohio, but in Democrat states like New York, California, and now Massachusetts. These are common sense solutions to difficult problems.
The real problem is the lack of common sense now existing in the Oval Office.
I say we use this crisis, why let it go to waste? Use it to throw Obama the heck out of the White House.
I wish Kasick would run in 2012 for President .... I would vote for him in a heartbeat
I would vote for him in a heartbeat, Me too. In any presidential election: “If a candidate can carry Ohio, he will have appealed to a large enough slice of the national electorate to have won the states that tilt even further in his preferred direction, and he is odds-on to win the race. Likewise, a candidate who loses Ohio will almost certainly lose nationally”. So having John Kasich as Governor of Ohio ain’t all bad!
LOVE it! Kasich PWNS Obama!
Haynes: “But, but, but...we BOUGHT these politicians!! I mean, we have receipts and everything! How DARE they vote against us...we OWN THEM!!”
Did you read the one comment below the article? OMG!!
I think Obozo might have found his next Secretary of Education!
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