Thursday, April 16, 2009

Welcome to Ohlifornia.

Ohio has a problem.

As we learned from the Governor's budget:
Counting state dollars, federal aid, and increased borrowing, Ohio will spend nearly 44 percent more in 2011 than it did a decade earlier if spending levels in the two-year budget that Gov. Ted Strickland has placed before lawmakers are adopted.
Why is that important? Well, it turns out this decision to drastically increase spending is going to end up costing Ohioans much more than they bargained for when they put Strickland into office.

How do we know?

Well, today Ohio Auditor Mary Taylor announced that Ohio will face an $8 billion shortfall in 2012-2013.
Using tax and spending figures in Strickland's proposed 2010-11 budget, along with "modest" projections of growth in education, Medicaid and other high-priority areas, Taylor said the state will need $3.9 billion more in 2012 and $4 billion more in 2013 to balance the budget.

Unless the governor and lawmakers curb spending in the two-year budget that takes effect July 1, the options two years hence will be limited to even deeper spending cuts or big tax increases, Taylor said.
An important note before we continue, remember the Ohio Constitution requires a balanced budget. That means Ohio absolutely must pay for this shortfall of $8 billion. If we don't get control of this crisis quickly, there will be only two ways to pay for it -- drastic cuts in spending or drastic increases in taxes.

If that doesn't shock you, this will.

Strickland's budget chief agrees there is a massive shortfall.
Sabety conceded under questioning that despite the nearly $7 billion in one-time money in this budget, state tax revenues are only expected to increase by about $1 billion in 2012-13.
But does the Governor see this as an issue? Apparently not.

You may want to make sure you're sitting down for this one.
[Gov. Strickland said], "we're dealing with the budget for 2010 and 2011, and the standard that I'm being held to is, 'How are you going to balance the budget in 2012 and 2013?' It's still 2009. I just don't get it.
He doesn't get why it's important to consider the future economic standing of the State of Ohio?

Mr. Strickland, you do understand that you're the Governor, right? It's your job to strive for the longstanding financial well-being of the great state of Ohio.

How is this as a reason to consider the long-term future of the state?
[In order to pay for the California's budget shortfall], the California Budget Project estimates the [state ordered] tax hikes will disproportionately hurt working-class earners. A couple with $40,000 in taxable income will see a 12.9 percent increase in taxes, while a couple making $750,000 would get a 2.9 percent increase.
Gov. Strickland, are you sure you don't want to consider the long-term effects of a massive budget shortfall? Clearly, you don't get it.

But I know someone that does.

John Kasich has a record of fixing budget boondoggles at a national level.

Recharge Ohio. Support John Kasich.

h/t: Y-Town Buck


  1. John Kasich is a talker and that's about it. What exactly does he think he did for the people when he was in office? Balanced the budget for about ten minutes?

    What impact did that have on anyone? Wages? Taxes? Tuition? Health care? NOTHING.

    Here's Kasich's record: Play footsie with Bill Clinton, get a lot of attention while in office, get a cushy job on Wall Street with Lehman Brothers, and lose the retirements of millions of Americans.

    Thanks, but Wall Street has done enough to Ohio's families. I'll be supporting state senator Kevin Coughlin in the Republican primary for governor. Kasich is more of the same old politics and Coughlin is the future of the party and Ohio.

  2. Biggest controversy must start with California--THE SANCTUARY STATE--that if you can sneak into America, the Angeleno's will keep illegal immigrants afloat with all the welfare they can collect? It 's not a joke to realize that since Proposition 187 that was derailed--never meant to be decided in the Supreme court , illegal aliens have been able take from legal people $$billions$$ in social services, thanks to the mainly Liberal Sacramento Assembly. Then their is Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC) is available to illegal immigrants even if they do not have a valid Social Security number. The EITC Earned Income Tax Credit is the most accessible of the major entitlement programs and used by more people than food stamps or Medicare and is badly abused to the tune of $47 billion dollars, without paying in a cent into the system. In California taxes have risen to one of the highest in the land, through forced mandates of our government. Think about it? If you are in the low income bracket with a large family as many illegal immigrants seem to have, that family receives an average of $30,000 in governmental benefits! Yet they pay only about $9,000 in taxes per year. That creates a $21,000 shortfall that the American taxpayer has to make up according to the Heritage Foundation.

    First and foremost we are a nation of laws, or as we are all anticipated? For years of previous administrations have neglected the illegal immigrant problem, to the detriment of American workers. Ever since the inception of the 1986 Immigration & Reform Act, signed into law by Ronald Reagan, the politicians have pushed for a new AMNESTY. In addition, anytime a new law has been drafted to combat the illegal immigrant occupation of our country, they have behind closed doors killed it or weakened it's enactment. The law of given instant citizenship to babies intentionally born here, is a complete misinterpretation of the 14th amendment, after the civil war that emancipated African slaves.

    It was never meant for (Anchor Babies) to give pregnant illegal alien mothers the right to legal status? The law has been badly mauled because the children can then draw on US education, free medical care, free baby delivery and after care, low income housing and it is a route to many government handouts. The major problem now facing the Obama White House is are the children of illegal immigrants to blame for their parents breaking the law? Obviously the left-wingers are to blame for this conundrum, but both parties have added to neglect to the sovereign laws of our nation. I think we should follow other countries "Rule of Law" and cement in place that children who have proven themselves can go to a place of higher learning. We desperately need a wide scope of professionals in Engineering, Science and 21st Century technology. But also remember that our government settles the largest population of new immigrants on Earth. What we don't need is more poorly educated, non-English speaking, impoverished aliens, looking for handouts. Like other developed nations we must be very specific, who we pick and choose as new citizens.

    We must also restrain ourselves from chain migration, who are liable to become a public charges, because the family sponsors have decided the US taxpayer should carry the financial weight?
    We can thank our corrupt liberal politicians, judges in the past as drafting a passive law, instead of entering America being a criminal offense. Now we have uncountable number of illegal aliens squatting here, because of the absolute intentional neglect of our lawmakers. Is there any other country in the world, that makes illegally crossing into their sovereign territory a Civil Crime--I really don't think so? Our laws deliberately drafted this way in favor of the open border, big Catholic church and special interest groups. To HXXX with the American people, who are forced to fight for their jobs?

    But if American defeat the next Amnesty ready to pounce on the unsuspecting legal population, we must make an example in using the 1986 law. We as a people must build-on the E-Verify application, upgrade, modify to extract illegal job applicants from the workplace. Illegal immigrants who have overstayed visas, illegal crossed the border and children must be exempt from any pardon. All children of illegal parents that have committed crimes, been expelled or just deserted school should leave with parents in the usage of self-deportation. This is a compliance way to remove foreign nationals and any criminal businesses that employ them, must receive mandatory, fines, asset confiscation and prison terms. The use of a in-perpetuity E-Verify will be a ultimate deterrent and see movement of illegal labor and families packing and leaving under the term of "ATTRITION" We must force our reluctant politicians to be governed by--THE PEOPLE'S--WILL or face the dire consequences in the election process. This will surely happen when Sen. Reid, Speaker Pelosi and 48 other Senate lawmakers come up for re-election. They underfunded E-Verify, that obviously is working efficiently for them to kill it. Today I have heard Homeland Security Chief Janet Napolitano is approaching State governors to appeal the Real ID Act, that would add national standards for state-issued driver licenses and non-driver identification cards, Revising and tightening the laws on application for asylum and deportation of aliens for terrorist activity. That wouldWaiver laws that interfere with construction of physical barriers at the borders, to name a few statutes. So that means since the new Presidency, the Democratic run Congress are trying to revoke E-Verify and the Real ID act. My guess, is under this regime they will be rescinding the Federal program for State and local police called 247(g) that trains officers to arrest and detain illegal alien criminals.

    The open border, free traders, special interest groups will use any contradictions, epithets, racial slurs to annul any new law--which they have done successfully up to now. But American should realize strongly, that this has nothing to do with a persons color, religion or ethnic background--and EVERYTHING--to do with being--CARTE BLANCHE--for parasite employers, who pay nothing to illegal immigrant upkeep? It's left to Taxpayers? Its everything to do with billions of dollars spent, to pacify the big Catholic church, a portion of Liberal voters and others who see nothing wrong in loading citizens, residents down with sky high taxes. Supposedly the last White House promised no thoughts of a Path to Citizenship until the border was orderly and closed to undesirable With another drafted and secret Amnesty on the House and Senate table, like always--this is not the case. Drug smuggling and incessant illegal immigration is still very prevalent. The rumors from the new White House are clearly signaling another push for AMNESTY?

    So go to these sites: VDARE, FAIRUS, JUDICIALWATCH, NUMBERSUSA, AMERICANPATROL, CAPSWEB & ALIPAC. The stakes are sky high because Amnesty means, thousands more will swamp the border looking for yet a 3rd---AMNESTY.


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