Ohio outruns the nation.
Ohio’s doing better, and the credit belongs to the policies of Gov. John Kasich – the same proven, common-sense policies Mitt Romney will bring the White House.
The national news media has tried to argue that the credit goes to President Obama as much as Gov. Kasich. Balderdash!
If that were so, we would expect to be able to compare Ohio and the nation – that is, the trends should be in the same direction, even if the numbers don’t match up. But that’s not the case, and hasn’t been, month after month.
Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released Ohio’s unemployment rate in May 2012. So, plotting the unemployment rate for the state and the nation over the last year, we come up with image above.
Gov. Kasich’s first budget passed in June 2011. That belt-tightening resulted in a short bump in unemployment as state and local governments laid off some public employees.
But from there, you can see the difference in the Kasich approach and the Obama record. And it’s not just the budget-cutting. In Ohio, the budget contains hundreds of important policy changes that reflect a philosophy of data-driven decisions, lighter but more effective regulation and yes, lower taxes.
That’s the approach Mitt Romney used when he was Governor of Massachusetts. It’s the approach he’ll take to the White House – and the reason he is a better choice for America.