Kasich characterized public employees as enjoying benefits that many other people do not.
“I’ll bring up a single mom with a couple of kids. She’s working. She doesn’t have good health care. She’s paying a lot of money for it. She doesn’t have a guaranteed pension. If she’s lucky, she has a 401(k). If she’s lucky,” he said. “And we expect her to pay for somebody else that doesn’t want to pay for their own? Is that just? Is that right?” The Courier, October 11, 2011
If Governor Kasich was working to improve the pay and benefits of the single mother that he described above I think many in Ohio including myself could get behind that. But this is not what Senate Bill 5 is about. The Governor and the Republic party are pursuing a divide and conquer strategy of class warfare. They would pit those who have felling out of the middle class or are desperately trying to maintain their foothold in the middle class, against families that are trying desperately to maintain their foothold or clime their way into the middle class.
It is as brilliant as is crude and cruel, to use our fears about the future to convince us to turn on ourselves. The Governor like many powerful and wealth in our county are convince that road to stronger US economic is though sacrifice by working family, that the middle class most accept a lower standard of living for the benefit of our nation. But we need to ask ourselves who really benefits as we pursue this race to the bottom? Who really benefits from a declining cost of labor, from a declining middle class standard of living?
Don’t take the bait. If you going to though tough time the road to a better times for you and your family does lie on the path of pulling down your neighbor. The path to American prosperity is not to lower our wages to meet China’s wages or to match the wages of the lowest pay among us. This is not time for the middle class to pull itself part. This is the time to total rethink the raw deal that we have been handed by John Kasich and the Wall St. class.
Stand up for America, stand for the middle class, and stand up for your future. Vote NO on issue 2.