Sunday, July 24, 2011

Where are those jobs, Kasich?

Ohio's job growth begins to sputter after 14 consecutive months of job creation. Could it have anything to do with corporate stooge Gov. John Kasich and his cronies in the Legislature?

Plunderbund thinks so. Ohio's unemployment rate rose to 8.8 percent in June from 8.6 percent in May, with manufacturing and government employment the hardest hit sectors.

Plunderbund points out: can definitely make a connection between actions by the Governor and this jobs report. It’s just not one the Administration will claim. By slashing funding for schools and local governments as well as certain segments of the State, it’s not surprising that Ohio lost 7,000 government jobs. Nor will it be surprising that will likely continue to see further job losses in that sector in the foreseeable future.
Furthermore, in the first six months of this Administration, you’d be hard pressed to identify any policies or achievements by this Administration that was geared specifically towards manufacturing. Even if you humor their claimed “successes” so far, you’re left with an Administration that seems more concerned with throwing millions of dollars to keep corporate office complexes used as corporate headquarters than investing in creating new manufacturing.
The bleak unemployment picture was offset by the creation of 2,800 construction jobs, mostly due to federal stimulus dollars, as well as 10,600 leisure and hospitality jobs.

Dave at ProgressOhio thinks Kasich's "Jobs" budget will kill 51,000 jobs by year end.

That's pretty much what you can expect from a corporate stooge, since corporations aren't interested in creating jobs in America.