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upstatecajun Donating Member (511 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:47 PM
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Ohio Inc.
When your governor is a former investment banker and his jobs guru is a venture capitalist, you shouldn't be surprised when your state starts to look like a corporation. But when the result is full-speed-ahead faith in a governance model that looks more like Goldman Sachs than John Locke, it's time to slow down and ask whether transforming the state into Ohio Inc. is a desirable goal.

A good place to start would be Gov. John Kasich's plan to lease the state's liquor distribution network to his new, private economic-development group.

Ohio is one of 19 states in the liquor business. Last year, the state made a record profit of nearly $229 million on the 10.8 million gallons of vodka, gin, and other spirits it sold. Liquor sales, which have risen by almost 5 percent since 2008 despite the recession, offer one of the state's most secure revenue streams.
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:49 PM
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1. Kasich plans on privatizing everything he can
From the roads, water system, prisons and eventually they will get the schools.

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