One of the most conservative Governors, John Kasich (R – anti union) is now stating the obvious: the poor are being punished for being poor.
In his own words:
“I’m concerned about the fact there seems to be a war on the poor — that if you’re poor, somehow you’re shiftless and lazy.”
“You know what?” he added. “The very people who complain [about helping vulnerable citizens] ought to ask their grandparents if they worked at the W.P.A.”
Kasich stated this in a New York Times interview published earlier this week.
The very unpopular governor was talking about his faith. “I believe the Lord has his hand on all of us,” he said.
Cynical folks, especially those in Ohio, are viewing such words with skepticism. Perhaps his paltry 35% approval rating prompted Kasich to speak out against his party’s clear views and deleterious actions affecting Americans who are struggling financially.
Oh Governor, one guaranteed way to make more poor people and increase poverty is to strip unions of collective bargaining — which is exactly what he did to public employees.
However, voters in the Badger State repudiated this by overwhelmingly overturning it by referendum.
Watch a report from Politics Nation on the story in the video below: