Kasich: My Plan To Dramatically Increase Unemployment In Ohio

In an interview on Fox News Toledo, John Kasich said this about his radical plan to eliminate Ohio’s income tax all together.

Interviewer: Answer this for me now. Do you support eliminating the state’s income tax?

Kasich: Yeah, I do. I’ve said over time we need to phase it out. Now people who say we shouldn’t, what are they thinkin’? The fastest growing states in the country, job creating states, are places like Tennessee, Florida and Texas and Nevada. These are places where they realize that if you have high taxes businesses will go somewhere where there’s low taxes.

No wonder Roger Ailes doesn’t want Kasich doing interviews or going on the record.  He’s to used to talking like he’s still in the Fox News bubble where you can say anything and no one is going to fact check you.

Here are the May unemployment rates from the no income tax states John Kasich highlights as "job creating" compared to Ohio:


  1. Jill Zimon says:

    Worse still

    Dave, Dave, Dave – I think worse still is that Kasich is ignoring that in April Ohio added more jobs than any other state last month, yes?


  2. Dave says:

    Re: Worse still

    Hey Jill . . . thanks for commenting!

    Actually, I was trying to demonstrate that one of his main talking points is based on incorrect assumptions, but I agree that Republicans want Ohio and the US to fail and never ever mention any of the good news that occurs.

    I think every article that mentions unemployment nationally or in this state should include the caveat “caused by the worst economic recession since the great depression which was brought about by Republican fiscal policies.”

  3. Anastasia Pantsios says:

    Kasich also neglects to mention

    other taxes and fees in those states. I expect that if Kasich and the legislature were ever in a position to carry out this reckless scheme, my property taxes would double and we’d see our sales taxes soar. But there is a Republican candidate for county council in my district who wants to eliminate the sales tax too! (Luckily, no Republican has any chance in this district). What are these clowns smoking — marijuana-laced bananas, kindly provided by Mike DeWine?

  4. Cindy Maxey says:

    taxes and employment

    I would be very interested to know what the income tax rates (business and personal) are in the states with the lowest unemployment figures.

  5. Jill Zimon says:

    Re: Worse still

    :) I hear you – you know I just always prefer to go with the straight facts rather than the blaming but you know, that’s why you’re doing what you’re doing. ;)

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