Monday, September 21, 2009

Can you wait a couple decades?

Today, President Obama said Ohio's economy is going to take two decades to recover.

Well, Mr. President, 641,000 unemployed Ohioans don't have that kind of time.

Back in February when you were touting your stimulus bill in Ohio we saw this headine:

Little did we know what the real timeline would be.

But, at least the Ohio House Republicans are stepping up to the plate of leadership.
Frustrated with inaction on the part of Governor Strickland and the Economic Development Committee, Republican members engaged in discussions with the local business community for ideas to revamp Ohio's economy. Based on their findings from market research and conversations with constituents, the House Republicans created a package of proposals that were announced at the press conferences and will be introduced in the coming weeks.


The House Economic Development Committee [chaired by Democrats] has only met four times since the commencement of the 128th General Assembly and has yet to pass a single bill. The only item to pass out of committee was an ineffectual House Resolution that created the Compact With Ohio Cities Task Force, which focuses on local municipalities rather than the economic health of the entire state.
Since Ted Strickland has been so focused on avoiding the issue of economic growth, I'm happy to see House Republicans, despite their position in the minority, stepping up and offering substantive solutions that directly address the job crisis that currently exists in Ohio.

Because two decades is much too long to wait.

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