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Kasich: Passenger rail is 'dead'

"Passenger rail is not in Ohio's future,'' the Republican said at his first news conference after Tuesday's win over Gov. Ted Strickland. "That train is dead."

Guess where this douchebag made the announcement...

Kasich held his briefing at the headquarters of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce, which broke a 117-year tradition by endorsing the former congressman from Westerville.

Lovely eh?

Update 1 w/linkyness

From the way back machine:

Ohio Governor Ted Strickland joined U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, state and local officials, and rail supporters from across the state to announce today that Ohio has received $400 million in federal stimulus resources to invest in passenger rail.

UPDATE 2: 8,000 jobs gone

   "With today's historic announcement by President Obama, Ohio takes a major step toward modernizing our state's transportation infrastructure," said Governor Strickland. "The 3C Corridorwill create economic development opportunities and serve as a model of environmental sustainability. Most importantly, it will put thousands of Ohioans to work over the next few years."

   The $400 million stimulus investment in the 3C "Quick Start" is expected to result in at least 255 immediate construction jobs over a two year period. According to job-creation formulas by the U.S. Department of Commerce, this investment in Ohio will generate at least 8,000 spin-off jobs and could add at least $1.2 billion to Ohio's economy.

Kasich is also planning to dismantle the public school system and will punish all unions in Ohio.

Folks on the Facebook are already trying to decide where they will move their families.

Originally posted to Z. Woof on Thu Nov 04, 2010 at 05:08 PM PDT.

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