Kasich: Run government like a businessWritten by Kristen Criswell | | firstname.lastname@example.org
Government needs to be run more like a business, according to gubernatorial candidate John Kasich.
The Republican spoke with attendees of the Good Government Pre-Election Speaker Series on Aug. 13. The four speaker series is presented by The Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce & EPIC Toledo to educate voters about each candidate.
“You have to take a business like attitude, or a family like attitude,” Kasich said. “You have to create priorities and you have to manage your operations. You have to serve the customer. If you begin to serve the customer you begin to make great progress.”
Kasich said he wouldn’t know what specific actions he would need to take to balance the budget until he is in office can see all the books.
“I don’t know what the revenues are. If you’re a budget writer and don’t know what your revenues are or if you’re a CEO and you don’t know what revenues are, it’s pretty hard to lay out exactly what you’re going to do,” he said.
He encouraged those who were interested in what his values are to check out one of the 13 other budgets he helped to write.
Kasich also noted that Ohio needs to be more business friendly and proactive in the business community.
Kasich said the state wasn’t aggressive in trying to assist the North Baltimore plant solve its problems causing the lose of the plant to a relocation in Indiana. This lose opens the door for Indiana to pick off more Ohio companies, he said.
The Good Government Pre-Election Speaker Series is free, but registration is required. All events will be hosted at PNC Auditorium, 405 Madison Ave.
The next speaker scheduled in the series is incumbent Gov. Ted Strickland on Aug. 27 from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. For more information about the series, call Dee Isch at (419) 243-8191 Ext. 243. To register, visit www.toledochamber.com.