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Too many Americans continue to be numbed by the soothing sounds of conservative spin in the media. Let's take a look at the facts. READ MORE»
The 4th is that 'fracking' is not dangerous, but that does not mean that the TRUTH of these LIES are not important--THEY ARE VERY IMPORTANT AND NEED TO BE KNOWN.
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After all, two of the GOP's biggest fears can be summed up in the phrase--'Well Informed Voter'.
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Private sector career (2001-2009)He formerly hosted Heartland with John Kasich on the Fox News Channel and also guest hosted The O'Reilly Factor, filling in for Bill O'Reilly as needed. Kasich frequently appeared as a guest host and analyst on Hannity & Colmes and now Hannity.
Kasich served on the board of directors for several corporations, including Invacare Corporation and Chicago-based Norvax Inc. In 2001, Kasich joined Lehman Brothers' investment banking division in Columbus as a managing director. He remained at the company until its bankruptcy filing and subsequent breakup in September 2008. For his work in 2007-2008, Lehman Brothers paid Kasich $182,692 for his 2008 salary, a $432,000 performance bonus for 2007, and $2,250 in other benefits.
- Business career
Republicans tried to recruit Kasich for Governor of Ohio in 2006, but he declined to enter the race.
- Political activities
Kasich "always had an independent streak", said his friend, Curt Steiner, former chief of staff to former Ohio Governor and U.S. Senator George Voinovich. "He's a solid Republican, but he's always had his own views. [He's] a biological Democrat" [... his parents were Democrats]. "He came from an average background. He's in touch with people. He's not a Beltway thinker."
In early 2007, Kasich was reportedly considering making a serious run for Governor of Ohio in 2010, seeking the Republican nomination to unseat incumbent Ted Strickland. In March 2008, Kasich said that Ohio's state income tax should be "phased out." 
In 2008, Kasich was named the Honorary Chairman of Recharge Ohio, an organization with the stated purpose of electing leaders who would "get our state back on track." Kasich said that he hoped that through Recharge Ohio, he could "provide the framework necessary to allow Ohio to become a leader in economic and educational success."
Saturday, January 31, 2009
Kasich, House Republicans Want to "Recharge Ohio" by Cutting Taxes on Rich People
Here is an interesting quote from a Cleveland Plain Dealer article:Proposals to offer cuts to the state's estate tax as well as capital gains tax are being hashed out behind the scenes by Republican state lawmakers, House Minority Leader Bill Batchelder, a Medina Republican, acknowledged this week.Ohio is now in a situation where there is a huge shortfall in the state's revenues at a time when ordinary Ohioans are needing more and more government assistance. A large reason for the state's budgetary problems was the reckless tax cuts that the Republicans passed in 2005. Those tax cuts were targeted toward the rich. Now, with Ohio facing a multi-billion dollar shortfall, Republicans want even more tax cuts for the wealthy.The Republican rationale for the tax cuts is that supposedly rich people are fleeing the state. Well here are some questions for the House Republicans:1. How many rich people are fleeing the state because of the state's estate and capital gains taxes as opposed to fleeing the state for other reasons?2. How many of those that are "fleeing the state" will stay if these tax cuts are passed"3. What is the effect on the state's revenues if this proposal passes?4. How will the Republicans make up any revenue loss?How much do you want to bet that the House Republicans won't be able to provide answers to those questions?