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Democrats love to accuse Republicans of not having a plan for job creation never mind that that Democrats own stimulus hasn't helped the unemployment rate.
But a Republican governor of Ohio has what he claims is a clear path for job growth in a state.
-- had a net loss of 400000.
Jobs in just the past five years still.
The Ohio budget is turning into a raucous battle for the latest details we turn it.
Oprah got John -- who joins us now to explain what he calls the jobs budget governor great to see you thanks for first of all it would just -- find any.
Light at the end of this stimulus tunnel is AD is there any job growth in Ohio as a result.
Of all the stimulus spending.
Well I did the David I mean it's kinda hard to say we have been look we lost 600000 jobs over the last ten years more jobs in Michigan.
And and California.
That we they're they're the only two states a lost more jobs and we.
But I don't I don't that's not how we're gonna get out of this mess to me we -- I call this the jobs budget because we faced an eight billion dollar.
Budget hole it is the largest hole in the history of Ohio.
And the government here was difficult to deal with for business and so what we've done.
He is we we -- on the verge of being able to pass an elimination of this structural deficit we've got tax cuts we eliminated the death tax we also have a system whereby.
We're repealing the silly rules and regulations -- in the way of economic development we're privatizing.
Our development operation so we can have something -- can move quicker.
And can respond -- we we are in collaboration with our universities.
To get training dollars -- not training dollars but to get training programs we've got -- voucher program to get people -- We're trying to leverage our assets these are all kinds of things David.
That hadn't been done here so all these things put together give us hope.
For the future.
Now -- hated it sounds like a great game plan but there -- there is a lot of fighting back and forth as you would expect it's happening in Wisconsin of course it would happen in Ohio as well.
What's the latest on this referendum.
By some people -- on -- What you have done in -- and try to streamline there -- rules for public sector unions.
-- -- will look first of all we don't have a lot of fighting going on with our budget.
We are like I say the senate is expected I think this week actually pass the budget will go in the conference committee.
And close an eight billion dollar hole while preserving a tax cut and cutting other taxes.
Mean we faced an enormous problem we -- it straight in the -- -- we tackled it now.
There's a lot of fighting going on on that but some of our public employees are upset because number one we want to pay him on the basis of performance and secondly.
We want allow them to be able to negotiate on wages and working conditions.
But we'd expect them to not be -- negotiate on health care and pensions.
Because some of our public employees either pay none or little while the average private sector worker out there is pain a chunk of money.
So we're trying to provide balance between public and private and secondly.
We're trying to give local communities to -- to control their costs because if they can't control their costs locally.
They raise taxes and when they raise taxes they drive companies out it's not complicated I'll give you an example.
American greetings which is a company we saved in this state they were talking about leaving.
They were located in the little community up in Cleveland.
Back community raise the income tax -- they moved they moved to another Ohio community.
But these costs matter.
So David what what we hope is that will be doubled up.
You know hold our own on the referendum give local officials.
The power they need him most important -- example the average city worker pays 9%.
Health care the average private sector worker pays twenty to.
We would like public employees to pay fifteen it's still not when he took to.
But it provides a little bit more balance so that that's that's another issue separate from the overall reform -- in the media tends to focus on where they yelled allowed -- but.
Vilified by the way they did -- a lot of governor we are trying to do what you you guys are doing -- mentioned Wisconsin we have New Jersey.
Governor Christie even a Democrat in New York is trying to do the same Andy Cuomo.
Do you guys have a camaraderie he ever call each other -- compare notes about what works best.
Not not really I mean -- I haven't talked to Chris.
Christie or to Scott for you know quite a while now but it's interesting look David this is not that confusing.
When you -- or complicated when you take a look at what worked for Reagan even what the kind of things that John Kennedy talked about.
You limit government you make it easier for businesses to do business you get some business savvy people who can talk the language of business.
You reduce the cost of risk taking.
And you reduce friction on business and you have open arms and say -- and let's talk at doesn't mean you give away the store.
But it means that your business savvy and -- -- -- stock to a CEO today and said look we what.
Help you on training may be some job credits these kind of things.
What we're doing in Ohio is making it clear to people around the country.
You know we -- 600 miles within 60% of the state and workplace where you ought to come and and we get it.
Governor we got to wrap I'm getting a rapid very quickly.
Any kick out of the old experience you had when you -- congressman -- your -- Budget Committee.
And you balance that budget back in the nineties can you carry over any of that information any of that shore -- to what you're doing now -- estate.
-- what would be out when we balance the budget and pin and reduce taxes we ended up you know what we -- so we had a balanced budget we cut taxes the economy took off the same is true here.
We we can't afford to raise taxes to solve our deficit problems so -- -- reforming.
And on top of that we're also providing incentives for investment.
And all that and reducing the friction you know the rules and -- regulations you do all that and you have people that understand business you start to win and that's what we're digging out of a very big hole but -- dig in and work somewhere.
By Governor Perry says that any rocket science is pretty simple formula governor case a great to see -- thank you for being here again appreciate always good to see you David you you you rock man LC as soon.
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