Dear fellow tax hikers, a common bond that unites us is the shared belief in former Governor Bob Taft as our biggest hero. When we look for a Governor for our state, we want someone just like Taft. Preferably, a Republican who loves higher taxes and bigger government just as much as we do. However, we are increasingly concerned that John Kasich is nothing like Bob Taft and this is causing us to strongly consider an endorsement for our tax-and-spend Governor Ted Strickland.
Kasich disgusts us when he talks about how he balanced the federal budget in the 90's without raising taxes! How dare he. Where did Kasich ever get the idea that the federal government should control its spending? We believe Kasich should explain to us why he opposes large federal deficits. Is he saying that Obama's $1.5 trillion deficits are a bad thing?
In addition to his appalling work to balance the federal budget, we were recently appalled to learn that Kasich has come out against Obama's $400 million 3-C high-speed rail plan. This fantastic plan would connect Cleveland, Columbus, and Cincinnati (with a detour to Dayton) with a "high speed" train that will travel an average of 39 MPH. It doesn't get any faster than that. What Southwest Ohio resident doesn't dream of the day where you can hop a train in Cincinnati, head north to Dayton, and finally end up in Columbus 4 hours later? We call on Kasich to change his mind and announce his support for this plan.
We are putting John Kasich on notice that he will be disqualified from the possibility of our support if he continues with his agenda of lower taxes, balanced budgets, and opposition to great programs like Obama's 3-C Rail. We want a government that raises taxes and always finds new programs to consume our tax dollars. Bob Taft was fantastic at this. Ted Strickland has too. We want Kasich to be just like them. Tax us more!