Kasich: Washington Can Learn From Ohio
While President Obama pushes for more of the same failed “stimulus” policies, Ohio Governor John Kasich says Washington could learn from Ohio’s success in closing the largest budget shortfall in its history without raising taxes. “The playbook we’re following here in Ohio is simple,” says Kasich in the Weekly Republican Address. To create jobs and economic growth, “you have to tax less, spend less, and regulate less. If we can do it here in Ohio, Washington can - and should - do it also.” Watch the address and read more below:
The Democrats Running Washington Want More of the Same Failed “Stimulus” Spending, Higher Taxes, & More Regulations
- Kasich said “if we’ve learned anything from the federal ‘stimulus,’ it’s that government can’t tax, spend, and regulate its way to prosperity.” But that’s what the Obama Administration is still trying to do.
- Check out our chart illustrating the failure of the “stimulus” spending binge, which left us with 1.3 million fewer jobs and an average unemployment rate of 9.5 percent.
- While the president pushes more “stimulus” spending, even his allies are admitting it didn’t work and that the “stimulus” promise of “green jobs,” for example, was a bust.
- And while the president is talking about tax hikes (again), even he once said higher taxes mean “smaller paychecks” and “fewer jobs.”
- President Obama’s campaign tour across the Midwest proved he has no new policies and no new ideas to offer middle-class families and small businesspeople asking, “where are the jobs?”
Republicans Are Working to Remove Barriers to Private-Sector Job Creation & Economic Growth
- In an op-ed for USA Today, Speaker Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) outline many of the GOP jobs proposals that remain blocked by the Democrat-led Senate.
- Another part of the GOP blueprint for job growth – opening new markets for American-made goods by passing job-creating trade agreements – is collecting dust on the president’s desk.
- A video from Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) shows Republican women talking about the need for Washington to live within its means and stop spending money it doesn’t have.
- House Oversight & Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) issued a subpoena seeking more information on the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) suit against Boeing that has put an estimated 1,000 new jobs at risk in South Carolina.
- Republicans are listening to the American people and working to grow our economy and liberate job creators from the shackles of big government (see the Plan for America’s Job Creators), stop Washington from spending money it doesn’t have (see the Cut, Cap, & Balance Act, and the upcoming vote on a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution), and protect America’s entitlement programs from bankruptcy – without tax hikes (see the House-passed budget). Learn more and track our progress at Jobs.GOP.Gov.
- Speaker Boehner’s Press Office