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upstatecajun Donating Member (511 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 01:50 PM
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Hidden in the Kasich (Ohio) Budget: Massive Privatization Power Grab
Hidden in the Kasich Budget: Massive Privatization Power Grab

Tucked between pages 261 and 266 of Sub. H.B. No. 153 are six pages with 200 lines of budget language that make the OBM Director the most powerful person in the State of Ohio. He can contract out any state service to any qualified bidder in order to more efficiently and effectively provide those services. Period. Thats it.

So, Ohioans. When you voted for John Kasich, did you know that you also voted to allow one Cabinet Director the sole power to sell off any state operation to the bidder he alone deems the most qualified? No public scrutiny. No legislative oversight. No requirement that the contractor provide services at a lower cost.

There is no requirement that the bidder be current on their taxes, be a company in the state of Ohio, employing Ohioans. There is no requirement that they operate a safe workplace or pay a legal wage. There is no prohibition on campaign contributions by the bidder to any campaign. There is no prohibition on outsourcing.

http://www.tloforum.org/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=67
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bluecoat_fan Donating Member (118 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 01:52 PM
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1. kr
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shraby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 02:00 PM
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2. Something similar was hidden in Walker's budget language.
Only he is the one who makes those decisions.
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liberal life Donating Member (187 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 02:06 PM
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3. What makes these guys so brazen?
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Auntie Bush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 02:10 PM
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7. They're typical sleazy republiCONS
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Hannah Bell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 02:07 PM
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4. kr. it's a variation on the "mayoral control" thing they're using to privatize education.
give themselves dictatorial powers & do whatever the hell they want.
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Hannah Bell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 02:07 PM
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5. dupe
Edited on Mon Apr-04-11 02:08 PM by Hannah Bell
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Thunderstruck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 02:09 PM
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6. Jesus Christ! I hope there is someone tracking all of this. The Regressives
are undoing everything as if it's their last chance.

And not enough popular anger to stop them all.

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RC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 02:21 PM
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8. Did anyone bother to check their State Constitution?
There may be something there to stop this.
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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 03:08 PM
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9. Let the looting begin!
Step right up and buy Ohio for pennies on the dollar ...... no need to hire union workers to build roads why not bring in Mexicans
and pay them minimum wage? ..... be the first in to buy some of the excess state park land to develop for "Executive Home Sites"
check out the super building locations in Hocking State Forest* ..... Waterfall and Cliff views will be available in the fall of 2011.





http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/local_news/stories...
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liberal life Donating Member (187 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 11:08 PM
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10. kick
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ChoppinBroccoli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 11:10 PM
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11. As An Ohioan, Let Me Give A Big THANK YOU!!! To All The "Principled Non-Voters"..........
Edited on Mon Apr-04-11 11:10 PM by ChoppinBroccoli
.........who allowed this train wreck to happen. Next time (like 2012) get off your high horses and get your asses to the polls, A-holes. Unless you want to see this kind of crap carried out on a national level, that is.
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 11:15 PM
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12. K and R for my troubled state...
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