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Dear Editor,

In a column last week, the Communications Director for the Ohio Democratic Party, Jerid Kurtz, first told us that the “job growth” plummets in Ohio, but he conveniently did not mention that Ohio’s unemployment rate is better than the national average and the majority of the jobs that have been created in Ohio have been private sector (read “not taxpayer funded government”) jobs.

The democrat then goes on to tell you that the only way to solve Ohio’s job growth problem is to further extend the unemployment compensation for people who have already been on unemployment for 99 weeks (that is 5 months shy of 2 years).

Yet when I look at the job listings there are over 158 listings some with multiple job openings. This is just the Morrow County Job and Family Services listing. Some are skilled positions, some are not. So, the way to solve the job growth problem and to get the unemployment rate down is by having the people that are able bodied apply for the open jobs instead of asking for extensions of benefits.

Also note, of the top 35 states with the lowest unemployment rates, 22 of those states have Republican governors and 24 have either Republican governors or one of more of their legislative branches are republican. If you will recall when Taxin’ Teddy Strickland took over as governor in January, 2007, the unemployment rate was 5.4%. By January, 2010 the unemployment rate was 10.6% and when he was defeated by John Kasich (November 2011) it was 8.1%. When John Kasich took over in January 2012 the unemployment rate was 7.6%, gradually deceasing by December 2012 to 6.7%.

Then in 2013 when Obamacare began to take affect and businesses were forced to cut back their work force (to enable them to afford to assist their employees with Obamacare skyrocketing health insurance premiums) and/or cut back their employees hours (because they could not afford to pay for the employee’s health insurance), the unemployment began to rise again and stands at 7.4% as of November 2013. Still lower than the national average and lower than when John Kasich took office, and that number includes trimming government employees and cutting income tax rates.

I’m not saying John Kasich is a great governor. There are things he has done that I do not care for and if a true conservative runs against him I will be voting for that true conservative. But I will not ever vote for the liars with an R behind their names that lost their spine after they won election or for the liars with a D behind their name that tout the “affordable care act” known as Obamacare and say they care about children but turn around and support “planned parenthood.” And I certainly hope none of you will allow any of these creeps to write about how bad the jobs situation is in Ohio just to get more money for people who are able bodied and could work if they moved their hands from being stuck out for money and actually put them to work.

The democrat communications director has an agenda and part of it is manipulating numbers to make our state look bad when, in all actuality, it isn’t wonderful, it could be worse, but we don’t need any more hand-outs from the government. We can do with less government intrusion and more hard work.

We are Americans after all.

Cindy Fricke, Mt. Gilead

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