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So let it sit there at the beginning it's at -- economy is struggling -- United States is grappling with paid credit downgrade.
The S&P is actually paint a rosier fiscal picture for some states like Ohio and Florida.
This past hour we had the governor of Florida will now it's Ohio's turn join -- us from Columbus, Ohio we've got John Kasich good morning to you John.
Morning Steve OK so while the US critic got downgraded.
Florida and Ohio got upgraded from negative to stable.
What busy you are doing.
That -- going yeah that make sense to.
-- we actually dealing with our problems -- Steve we had an eight billion dollar structural deficit.
And -- my partners in the legislature and I looked at square and -- and we began to bring about major reform.
And we -- let politics be the order of the day and as a result.
Our credit is now improved.
Which sends a signal not just to the citizens here but to businesses in our state and businesses.
Around the country that Ohio's open for business because at the end of the day.
You wanna make sure that you're creating jobs and since beginning of the year we've created a net increase of 45000.
Our unemployment is ticked up because we're not creating as many jobs as we need -- but the fact is we are net up in job creation and we really are working aggressively to to improve those numbers so.
I -- they said it couldn't be done we did it by Killen a death tax keep and our income tax cut in place.
And reforming every single piece of the government operations here in Ohio eliminated our structural deficit we're in balance we have money and our rainy day fund then.
You know we're on the right track.
It sounds like it now governor I just a moment O'Brien was reading that story about Warren Buffett -- -- a fund raiser here in New York He has now famously said.
That rich guys like him.
They should raise the taxes on him He should be paying more -- one of the things that S&P said -- that you were able to close an eight billion dollar deficit.
By not raising taxes they're a lot of people -- Washington to go -- allies.
We really cut this thing -- -- let's just Jack up taxes but you.
I'm sure would say that won't work.
Well we we cut taxes -- here -- a reason why we did is because Ohio's lost more jobs and every other state in America.
Except for Michigan in California over the last ten years.
If we were to raise our taxes we would become less competitive.
So -- we kept the income tax cut we received in January did not raise that.
Actually killed the death tax and instituted a credit for people who invest in small business small businesses being did the engine of job creation crooks Steve what He gets down to -- you look -- government you put politics aside.
You figure out how to design a better product you reduce your costs you reduce your regulation you reduce your taxes and you provide incentives for job creation.
That's what it's about everybody in America -- where is that -- the job right where the jobs aren't there were ovary relating over taxing over spending it's they got it wrong in Washington State what I was here in 97 we also balance the federal budget.
Reduce capital gains taxes and we had tremendous growth.
And so do the right thing now in the fall we face a referendum and we have asked public employees to pay.
10% of the cost of they're guaranteed pension and 15% of the costs of the health care.
Almost everyone in Ohio was sacrificed the leadership of those public employees' unions don't wanna pay -- -- and so we're gonna have a big battle in the fall.
And the fact is it's not fair for private sector people to pay for their health care and their 401K.
And also turn around and pay for a public employed it pays little or nothing for there -- pension or for their health care.
Just a couple of weeks ago governor we had that Scott Walker on the governor of the great state of Wisconsin and He was talking about how many jobs they have been able to create in Wisconsin.
Sense is that state did away with a collective bargaining rights for state employees so.
You're talking about how you're gonna have this this battle brewing there in your state.
Did you know over the long -- are gonna come out after you because there are a lot of very powerful interest that would like to see that gravy train continue.
Well -- looked along guys have been after -- most of my career I don't worry about that what I worry about is having an environment in Ohio where people can get work and people can get jobs.
We -- not doing away with anybody's collective bargaining rights what we're saying as you can negotiate.
On working conditions and on your pay.
But when it comes to health care any guaranteed pension -- guaranteed pension means you get what's promised do you regardless of what's happened with the economy.
You know what we're saying is you gotta pay 10% of that.
And think about the people out there that have our 401K -- gets battered -- people that have very -- don't have very strong health care they're paying a lot for that.
They shouldn't be paying twice plain and simple and we also want to have our local communities in a position to control their costs so they don't have to drive taxes up and drive jobs away.
Julio -- jobs he's currently the governor used to be a congressman -- a -- time He worked here at the Fox News Channel.
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