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Readers Write – Kasich and JobsOhio

No it’s not a bird…and no it’s not a plane… it’s not Superman either. However, there is something on the rise in Ohio besides the Cleveland superhero, and it’s the number of people in Ohio that are returning to work. We can thank our own superhero of sorts, John Kasich, for helping to get Ohioans back to work. Although Kasich may not be faster than a speeding bullet or have the ability to leap tall buildings in a single bound, he has proven himself in bringing more jobs to Ohioans and lowering the unemployment rate all without raising taxes! Since Governor Kasich took office, Ohio has gained over a quarter-million jobs with the unemployment rate for Ohio dropping to 5.7%, well below the national average of 6.3%. (www.kasichforohio.com/ohios-comeback) Governor Kasich has taken a new approach to dealing with Ohio’s job growth and economy, which involves a lot more than just throwing money at the problem and hoping it fixes itself. Kasich knows that you must create an atmosphere of job growth through lower taxes on citizens and small businesses, while also introducing new, innovative programs.

One major innovative program is JobsOhio. JobsOhio is a private, non-profit organization which cooperates with businesses on staying in Ohio as well as expanding job opportunities for Ohioans. Along with JobsOhio, Kasich has released a new website called OhioMeansJobs.com, allowing employers and potential employees to be paired up faster and easier than ever before. Employers can find the employees they need to fill the gaps, while employees can find a job that interests them and get back to work. This new website is also set-up to help students, as well as veterans, find direction to reach their goals by setting up a “career pathway.” These career pathways are general plans that allow people to get the idea of how to get the job they desire and what steps they might have to take to achieve those occupational goals. (http://jfs.ohio.gov/owd/careerpathways/index.stm) People can also post resumes and find jobs in the area that match their skill set.

All of these things add up to Ohioans finding work again and getting into better shape than when Kasich took office. Why would we want to stop Ohio’s economic recovery by putting someone in such as the Democrats? The Democrats think they can fix all of Ohio’s problems by spending more money; however, they have no real ideas when it comes to paying for any of the spending they seek to propose. This kind of attitude is going to hurt Ohioans and all the job creation Kasich and JobsOhio has worked so hard to maintain when Democrats decide to raise taxes on business and yourself in order to pay for increase in spending. This reckless behavior is the same that lead Ohio to obtain a budget with an 8 billion dollar shortfall and a “rainy-day fund” of only 89 cents. Governor Kasich has turned Ohio around and has created a plan that works; we wouldn’t want to jeopardize the SUPER job Kasich has been doing by introducing these kryptonite ideals the Democrats have attempted to fill our heads with.

Allen Peele,

Darke County

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