Entries Tagged as 'John Kasich'

Winning the Next Ohio

David Frum November 9th, 2011 at 4:46 pm 28 Comments

In my column for The Week I explain why voters rejected John Kasich’s anti-collective bargaining bill and what can be done to allow bills like that to succeed in the future:

Republicans have been looking to cuts in future retiree benefits as a way to avoid future tax increases. In the Republican imagination, it’s either-or: Either we cut benefits — or else we face a future of ever-rising taxes. Republicans have chosen the benefits cuts. Governors like Wisconsin’s Scott Walker, Ohio’s John Kasich, Chris Christie of New Jersey, and Mitch Daniels of Indiana have tried to impose discipline on local contracts while struggling to hold the line on taxes.

Ohio should be a warning: This either-or approach is dangerous.

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Kasich’s Collective Bargaining Fumble

November 8th, 2011 at 5:44 pm 57 Comments

In just a few hours, pilule the polls in Ohio will close and we will begin to discover whether John Kasich’s signature initiative–Senate Bill 5, sick which ends collective bargaining rights for public sector unions–has survived the consistent attacks on it by the Ohio Democratic Party.

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Kasich Cuts Costs With Prison Reforms

July 15th, 2011 at 5:19 pm 11 Comments

The world is currently gripped in a push towards austerity. From the debt-ceiling debate, to the Eurozone crisis, to state shutdowns, it seems almost every governing body is forcing itself to make cuts. Those fighting against cuts label them “painful” and “immoral” while those pushing for lower spending characterize them as “necessary” and “ultimately beneficial.” However, as Ohio Governor Tom Kasich is showing, this may, in certain instances, be a false choice.

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