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Well let's not just was fastened there's unrest CC our nation how about Ohio protests are -- -- in Ohio State Capitol.
Union workers are blast in Ohio governor proportion a bill very similar to Wisconsin's budget repair bill.
Senate -- five strips collective bargaining rights from Ohio public workers.
Ohio governor John Kasey -- on the phone good evening governor and your reaction to India protests in your state.
Well -- I mean you know protesting is you know it's your American way you write that you know to understand what we face here -- -- Billion dollars in the hole.
And we -- not seek competitive state we've lost 600000 jobs -- last ten years and only California and Michigan as they have done worse.
And our our young people leave after three years a third of -- college graduates what I'm doing.
Is I'm going to cut taxes to preserve the -- we have.
And I'm going to balance this budget and I'm going to restructure the state and collective bargaining is just one piece.
But overall reform program designed to make us competitive again and if we're not competitive again Greta.
And we can't create jobs were gonna continue to slide in here and I cannot let that happen on -- watch.
Governor is being president or his stimulus bill helping you in any way.
Ultimately it'll -- in what way -- In in dealing with your deficit problems and and then and sort of -- sort of revving up your economy.
No -- we we really are struggling here I mean.
What you take a look at the ability to really be a state where people -- -- created -- it's very very difficult we're under siege here in Ohio to start tell you the truth.
What's gonna fix it for us.
It if we can balance our budget if we can reduce our taxes.
If we can reduce our regulations can create an entrepreneurial.
Pappas you're so people have the confidence to risk taking and invested in our great state.
And we have not been doing well on that -- Greta in the collective bargaining reforms are just one piece.
-- a whole series of reforms to get us into the 21 century before we don't have much left here.
Governor well it is -- not received well by some in -- stayed Brian Brennan -- the Youngstown State University association of classified.
Employees made an Adolf Hitler reference and was quoted as saying in 1933 Hitler -- -- something they always wanted a day off on May first.
-- may second they woke to find Hitler abolished the unions and confiscated their -- Fast forward 2011 Ohio so it just sounds like it's getting pretty rough -- -- state the F.
-- all have vitriol some don't like what you're doing.
Well -- look -- mean first -- -- -- abolishing anybody's job so we have nine over 9% unemployment and in this state.
And where we -- -- we have to get people working again.
I was just in Youngstown you know with the shooting that occurred up their part of it happens because people lose hope.
Because they can't get a job they can't be successful we need to change that's furthermore what Greta.
When the average private sector employees in Ohio was -- 23%.
Of their health care cost.
Any average city worker in -- I was paying 9%.
Were searching for is a balance we're trying to do is to give our managers or cities -- schools.
And even our state that -- to control their costs if you can't control your cost.
You can't survive in business we can't survive as a staging furthermore.
Frankly the reforms that we're gonna put in place are gonna provide an opportunity for workers.
-- not be cut off somewhere down why because they've been over promised Greta.
You look this is not about a pack and anybody this is about saving our state and making sure.
That Ohio can be prosperous again and it fits into an overall plan to make this competitive.
Good reason is -- what happens if this bill doesn't pass didn't tell me what you think will happen but believe it will tell us.
I believe in no doubt there's so let me understand the impact evidently trying to I'm -- feel like why is why your passion about it.
Well I'm passionate about -- reform package Greta I mean -- eight billion dollars in the hole.
If you great billion dollars in the hole that you realize -- things that you can do to control your cost would give other people -- means to control across would you do it.
And that's exactly what this bill is.
It's says that people can still negotiate but they're paid.
But there's a number of things for example -- one of our public employees can get an automatic step increase plus the cost of living raise -- people in the private sector don't get those things.
So it's restoring a sense of balance and allows us to control -- cost if we raise taxes at Ohio -- We will go backwards and we will lose more jobs and more people will be punished we'll have more homelessness.
-- and and more joblessness if in fact we can move forward report this to our government reduced the cost of creating a job in Ohio balancing our budget we can be a bright -- not just -- Ohio in the midwest.
But in the country and maybe didn't get a little message in Washington about how to balance the budget which aren't up to do in 1997.
As the Budget Committee chairman.
Government thank you sir thank you --
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