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Thu Sep 26, 2013, 08:47 AM

JobsOhio: Fox, meet Henhouse.


A longish post today, so I'll just post some snips:

And the foxy feasting has continued ever since. Not all that surprising, really: it’s a secretive organization that takes millions of taxpayer dollars and does secret things with them; is immune from auditing by the State Auditor; is staffed by cronies of the Guv; and can only be policed by itself. Oh, and it hasn’t done any policing of itself as yet: http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2013/09/25/JobsOhio-conflict-of-interest.html

Even though there are documented instances of JobsOhio board members (and even the Governor) getting money from companies getting breaks and goodies from JobsOhio, they aren’t interested in investigating any conflicts of interest, because, they say, there aren’t any. Even though there, well, ARE.

And no one is allowed to check up on them. Because, when the 100% “Republican” Ohio state government created this slush fund for their cronies, they made it shadowy, secret, and untraceable. A perfect vehicle for people to steal the taxpayers’ hard-earned. And oh, how they are stealing: https://ohiodems.org/dayton-daily-news-investigation-jobsohio-board-has-ties-to-firms-that-got-help/

More at the link. Fuck The Kasich with Jim Rhodes' statue.

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Thu Sep 26, 2013, 09:02 AM

1. They're running the same scam here in Wisconsin ...



In 2008. the Department of Commerce gave Radspinner’s company Flugen a $250,000 Technology Venture Fund loan. Then in 2011 the government agency known as “Department of Commerce” became “WEDC” – an amalgam of public and private. Radspinner was appointed to the board in June of 2011.

Radspinner divulged information about his own company’s debt payments as he tried to explain why it is that companies might need to have 90 days to not make a payment to WEDC. (Companies that don’t make timely payments within 30 days of due dates are technically “delinquent”.)


WEDC still has no policy to handle delinquent debt two years into its tenure. That was revealed in a recent L.A.B. audit of WEDC.

When an agency loses 11% of its half billion dollar budget,
when it doesn’t track loans from July 2011 to October 2012,
when it only has 45% of the paperwork it’s supposed to have by law from July 11 – December 2012,
when it swaps out CEOs three times in 2 years,
when it has no concern for conflict of interest,
when there’s no oversight for minimum wages for workers as laid out in its own contracts and as required by statute,
when it is a jobs agency and the Legislative Audit Bureau can’t even verify how many jobs it made —

they are beyond audits. WEDC should be shut down.

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Thu Sep 26, 2013, 09:05 AM

2. Kasich is smoother than Walker.

That is the only difference that I can see.

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