Gov. Kasich: We need to end uncertainty with businesses
Ohio governor on economy, job creation
- Duration 7:52
- Date May 16, 2012
Ohio governor on economy, job creation
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But -- -- -- in the valley things really are starting to go back.
There are signs of life.
Well is it time for Joseph -- goes slow vice president Joseph Biden the Buckeyes today talking up the president's policies as unemployment.
In Ohio is going down and a lot.
But who's really -- time for that in the past year and -- vials jobless rate has slipped from 9%.
To around seven and a half percent and guess is governor we'll discuss these Republican.
-- it's going to be right now.
I'm governor you and I chatted about this before it's always good to have you by the way.
-- and I know you said look if if if the the president out of its Soviet I want the people and ought to benefit that matters more but does it.
Bob you on that level.
The administration is taking credit for what you're doing.
And it -- doesn't bother me but I would I will point out a couple things first of all.
We were near death before we here in the state of Ohio before we fix things here we have an eight billion dollar hole we balanced our budget we cut taxes.
We've streamlined our regulation.
We've privatized our development operation.
And -- where now the number one job creator in the midwest we were 48 in the country and we're number five in the country so.
Look we're outperforming all these other states in our region and it's fantastic we have a long way to go our unemployment is still too high.
But look what we've done is provide certainty to companies so they can feel safe in coming to Ohio.
And we've created diversity I mean a single biggest growth sector in these numbers change all the time.
But the single biggest ones financial services and then health we've created 14100.
Direct auto manufacturing jobs.
But you know we've created an -- almost 73000.
We've diversified we're safe I talk to CEOs all the time and I pitched the fact that when the rest of the world.
Is having their credit downgraded all hot including America Ohio has had its credit improved.
All right I'll be you know crescent political if you don't mind governor and say well there are taken I mean if it's the president because the improvement in -- Bellwether crucial Republican got to win -- Ends up winning it and getting reelected because of you.
Mail mail here's the thing.
Well my job is to try to get people to work it helps the families -- gets kids out of poverty.
I mean what happened -- regrets of the fact that we're doing better.
And I don't think about it I honestly don't and you know the fact is I got to do my job -- and you know I've I've been in politics before an amended again and you start worried about all these results or who gets credit.
And I I think you you just have lost your way now -- gentleman about it and I'm not -- indulge one point here.
That well I tell you this the president's policies in Washington.
Have heard us out here Wheldon for that now it's gonna be on an excellent wind at that that easy -- Bradford for Joseph Biden and commentary on.
Because of just say we're seeing this reason.
Well Joseph told -- was a good golfer to and I played with them -- -- I know that the fact of the matter is -- that what's causing us to not grow as fast as we -- in Ohio is uncertainty.
It's obamacare because companies don't know what the cost.
They it is the unwillingness to invest because they say they want to tax people who were successful.
It is over regulation they force the shutting down of a number of our all of our coal plants out here.
And you know look it's a lot of things that have created uncertainty in the minds of job creators.
If we were to remove that on certain.
Washington screwing this whole thing up I mean I am worried about Europe.
But I'm also worried about Washington -- can't get its act together and and the president doesn't seem to have a very good economic program at all he doesn't understand investment.
I don't think he understands risk taking.
And that you know the proof is in the putting so we're kind of carve out our own way out here -- and it's working for some by the way.
That Washington can't get done.
But we're getting down out here and Ohio.
Kudos to you -- -- want it's over about your colleague and friend Chris Christie in New Jersey.
Revenues coming in a little less than he thought.
Last month Democrats have seized on that as a sign.
That maybe this New Jersey miracle isn't happening and that tax cuts aren't the way to go and that the governor's own plan to cut them additionally.
Bomb isn't the way to go also there are jumping ugly on -- what do you think about.
And in -- -- always did and Ohio for many years as we approached near death experience.
Was the raise taxes and re spending look I talked to the job creators the CEOs I talked to on all the time.
And you know what they say they say how can you help us to lower our costs they don't call me up and say could you raise my cost the reason why they're coming to Ohio is we made it better and -- first -- for small businesses I was -- a microbrewery last week.
And I said to a lady there how would you like to have an income tax cut.
But took her breath away I don't hold a wrap -- thought she was gonna pass out she's at how's that possible.
You know if you cut taxes you're helping small business and small businesses the engine of economic growth.
And this business -- we should raise taxes and re spending what what are they talking about -- This is it just doesn't work there and -- -- our.
It is you download it probably -- -- down as has disagree meanwhile your friend Scott Walker in Wisconsin up in a recall election he leads in some balls by as much as.
Nine points if he.
Comes out of this okay and wins by the margins -- suspect he might.
What do you think this is going to mean for Democrats.
Well I think I you know I Scott Walker's worked very hard at all this and you know the bottom line is is that it is now turned into a like a typical political race and you know looks pretty good for for Scott Walker and it means a lot for Scott because you know -- -- a lot of courage up there in a win for him is significant.
And a loss for those are rallied against them is significant we see -- turns out -- it's it's very fluid.
I will see where it goes but Scottish and a lot of courage.
You're oh colleagues on Boehner and your friend in.
That's house speaker.
Seems to be ending of a possible government shutdown -- drawing this to the break on the debt limit ceiling.
If he doesn't get it commensurate.
Are equal number of cuts.
To go with whatever they raise that ceiling buying.
So we might relive what we went through last summer.
Good bad -- -- Well look there and you're not gonna get any of this big stuff done it's a tragedy because you know -- a -- up the debt it weakens the United States it you know ultimately ended our children are gonna have to pay.
I mean realistically I mean if Boehner can shoot a three from half court and score I'm all forum.
But I anticipate to run towards this election and a debate about who has the right policies to grow jobs and grow the economy.
It might be good for ratings for you -- New -- you were on like every day every.
Our Arizona would would you -- -- push the nation to the brink again -- to point I'm not look I'm not there at -- but I will tell you this in Ohio.
When when people in either party decide they want to spend our surplus and by the way we had 89 cents in a rainy day fund we now have at least a quarter of a billion.
When they start talking about spending money I mean there's some legitimate emergencies that we have to deal with.
But when they start talking about spending money guess what I've got this thing it's called -- Vito and I intend to use it.
So let me take care of my business and let them take care of it down there I just remind you what I was down there before I left.
Working with my colleagues we actually had a balanced budget.
They did the Smart assessment it's not -- all right thank you sir always good seeing you governor.
You always great to be with you --