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National Review: Ted Strickland’s Rusty Vision

September 21, 2010 at 11:33 am Matt Leave a comment Go to comments

A fantastic piece from Mytheos Holt today at NRO:

In Tuesday’s first-round Ohio gubernatorial debate, Democratic incumbent Ted Strickland emphasized his jobs agenda and held up the Ohio Department of Development as an outstanding example of government working to create employment and opportunity. At the same time, he mocked Republican challenger John Kasich’s proposal to privatize the agency, calling the plan unaffordable and dismissing it as an expression of “Wall Street values.”

Notwithstanding the Democratic party’s domination by Goldman Sachs alumni and other creatures of high finance, “Wall Street” has been a favorite theme of Strickland’s, a jab at Kasich’s former career as Lehman Brothers’ man in Columbus. “I’m not sure we can afford the salary you’re used to,” he joked.

What Ohio can’t afford is more abuse from Strickland’s party. At the national level, the Democratic economic agenda is set by Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, and Harry Reid, whose fantasies about green jobs and hostility to trade are doing no favors to struggling Rust Belt economies. Meanwhile, Strickland’s own program is fundamentally at loggerheads with the economic-development strategy currently being pursued by the very Ohio Department of Development the governor was so eager to praise.

Read the rest here

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