I just got a fundraising email from the Kasich campaign (again, is he running for something???) announcing Kasich wouldn’t be waiting until tomorrow to sign the bill as planned, but instead would be signing it today.

In the email he proudly declares the bill “strips power from the union leaders”.

He might as well have just written: “Hey ya’all, I just screwed the unions! Send me $20! XOXO, Johnny.”

Kasich and his team once again prove they have no class, no tact and, it appears, no limits to what they’ll use as a fundraising opportunity. They also seem to have lost all sense of the difference between campaigning and governing.

Here’s the full text:

Last evening was a victory for Ohio taxpayers.

The General Assembly passed Senate Bill 5 and local governments will now have more tools to control their budgets and provide better services to you at a lower cost.

I will sign Senate Bill 5 today.

But this is just one step towards fixing our state and making the necessary reforms to bring jobs to Ohio.

Will you support our ongoing efforts to fight for Ohio taxpayers with a $20, $10 or even $5 contribution today and help us continue to return the balance of power?

There is a reason that the union bosses opposed these changes; because it strips power from the union leaders and returns it to the taxpayers and workers. But make no mistake; we are fighting to save Ohio and need your help.

The nation is watching us in Ohio and we will provide the leadership necessary to become a job creating state and serve as a model for the rest of America.

Thank you again for your continued support.

Sincerely,

John Kasich
Governor of Ohio

P.S. Please forward this email to 10 of your friends so they know we are fighting to empower the taxpayers and create jobs in Ohio.

Evangelize!
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  • Anonymous

    He’s an asshole.

  • Anonymous

    What he also misses — undoubtedly on purpose — is that “union bosses” are elected by union MEMBERS — workers — to protect their interests. So in attacking “union bosses’ he’s attacking the workers.

    Or maybe he’s doing a little projecting here. Since he is blatantly pissing in the faces of the people he was elected to represent, maybe he assumes “union bosses” would do the same. But then, shouldn’t he be condemning himself?

  • Tarfam325

    He needs to be honest and attach a memo:

    P.S. Please support me when I RAID the LOCAL GOVERNMENT FUND and make cuts to your local government that used to support your schools and safety services and remember when these services DECLINE due to my cuts, that the REAL problem rests on the shoulders of the BIG BAD UNIONS and those EVIL PUBLIC EMPLOYEES and my additional $5Billion in spending in the budget can be used to represent YOUR special interest, too…if you’re willing to send me a check! (or, better yet, make that cash!)

  • Anonymous

    are we surprised–these people are ruthless, vicious and are beholden to corporations….they want the lowest possible third-world wages for all workers…

  • CDR Jan

    And he also seems to forget that union workers AND union bosses are taxpayers.

    King John is not too bright, is he?

  • buckeyekelly

    So union dues going to political campaigns (I know this doesn’t happen, I’m just using their “talking points”) is wrong but using the dismantling of unions as a fundraising tactic is okay?

    I’m not current with FEC law, but isn’t he treaded in dangerous waters with this one?

  • publichealthgirl

    “because it strips power from the union leaders and returns it to the taxpayers and workers.” – Funny how he failed to mention the hundreds of thousands of WORKERS that SB5 strips power from.

    Also, did he really use a PS forward this to 10 friends???? Is this a middle school chain letter? Will we never find true love if we fail to do so? What the **** was that? Well done, Johnny, well done…

  • Fotogirlcb2002

    Again with the Ohio taxpayers crap — one more time WE are ALL taxpayers –you work you pay taxes .
    We all know what they mean — the “republican” taxpayers. I guess they pay more taxes than we do …… lol
    This just cracks me up : The nation is watching us in Ohio and we will provide the leadership necessary to become a job creating state and serve as a model for the rest of America.
    I sure hope NO ONE uses him as a model. Things are bad enough now.

  • Fotogirlcb2002

    Again with the Ohio taxpayers crap — one more time WE are ALL taxpayers –you work you pay taxes .
    We all know what they mean — the “republican” taxpayers. I guess they pay more taxes than we do …… lol
    This just cracks me up : The nation is watching us in Ohio and we will provide the leadership necessary to become a job creating state and serve as a model for the rest of America.
    I sure hope NO ONE uses him as a model. Things are bad enough now.

  • http://twitter.com/MyFriendCamilo Camilo José Villa

    Either it’s PAC fundraising to fund the anti-repeal campaign (though I doubt they’ll need piddling $20, $200, or shit, $2000 donations), or he thinks he’s in the running for VP GOP nod…

  • http://www.bluebexley.com bonobo

    “There is a reason that the union bosses opposed these changes; because it strips power from the union leaders and returns it to the taxpayers and workers. ”

    hmph. Called it.

  • dlw

    How does this create jobs or bring business to Ohio?

    I have read one letter today that’s better than this one. The supposed apology letter to Judge Sumi in WI: http://www.danegop.org/latestnews.aspx?ID=234

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