Sunday, August 28, 2011

Kasich: Preparing to Sell Off More Parts of Ohio

***  Great post over at DailyKos by davej in which he has three charts to email to your right wing relative.  It is worth a look.

The Plaindealer:

Gov. John Kasich is taking another step toward privatizing the operations of the Ohio Lottery Commission.
The administration plans to hire a consultant to look at the nuts and bolts of converting the $2.6 billion lottery into a quasi-government agency and determine its value......

.....The state's contract with Moelis is a source of controversy because it allowed the company to net $13 million in incentive fees for negotiating higher license fees from casino companies and for helping close a deal to bring video lottery terminals, or VLTs, to horse race tracks, a move initiated by former Gov. Ted Strickland. Moelis also receives a monthly retainer worth $200,000.....

It seems the only people getting jobs are Kasich's consultants.  How much will the next "consultant" make off of this Kasich plan?

>>>  The Fifth Column at KayStreet has The 244 Accomplishments of President Obama list.  Print up a copy for reference.

****  I guess the New York Times refused to publish a retraction that had been demanded by Darrell Issa.  The Fifth Column has all the details.