I guess it is time to get serious about politics, for real NEO and Ohio

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 04/29/2010 - 06:00.

I just received an email about the Governor's race - Strickland is running against ex-Lehman Brothers Managing Director John Kasich. Strickland released his tax returns today - putting his last decade of returns on open file - and it seems Kasich has not agreed to release his last decade of returns.

I though that was requred by law. This should be enforced or required as soon as possible.

With all the good reasons to be distrustful of ex-Lehman Brothers Managing Directors, who seem to operate below the radar of public disclosure - as pointed out below and by our global financial melt-down - I guess it is time to get serious about politics, for real NEO and Ohio.

I will affirm my personal support here for full disclosure by all candidates of all financial information of reasonable interest to the public, including tax returns. Others may be interested in voicing your concerns on these matters... see a way how below...

Also, while I'm thinking about it, I support the following coming up for election - ISSUE 15 FIRST AND FOREMOST - I have no doubts on supporting these issues and candidates already (these are my personal picks and are certainly not some "community" endorsement):

ISSUE 15 - ISSUE 15 - ISSUE 15 - ISSUE 15 - ISSUE 15 - ISSUE 15 - ISSUE 15

Brunner - and no matter what we need to replace Voinovich with a Democrat here, so there must be unity in this race in the long run (even if I have a strong preference who leads that)!





Who or what else is coming up for election... and does anyone have other opinions on these races...

More on full financial disclosure by candidates:

Dear Mr. Roulet,

I wanted to pass along an email I just received from Governor Ted Strickland's campaign manager, Aaron Pickrell. Today, Gov. Strickland released his tax returns to the public. The Governor's opponent, ex-Lehman Brothers Managing Director John Kasich, has refused to do the same.

Please take a moment to read Aaron's e-mail, and join him in asking John Kasich to release his tax returns to the public -- Ohioans deserve to know the truth about John Kasich.

Best regards,

Chris Redfern
Ohio Democratic Party



It's simple: if you want to lead Ohio, the people of Ohio have a right to know whether or not you have any conflicts of interest.

Right now, Ted is releasing his tax returns for the last few years. That means a decade of Ted's income will be in the public record for all Ohioans to see.

Unfortunately, Ted's opponent, Congressman John Kasich, has failed to do the same.

Sign our petition today and demand that Congressman Kasich fully release his tax returns and details of his employment at Lehman Brothers to the public.

Congressman Kasich touts his seven years as Managing Director of Lehman Brothers as one of his qualifications for being Governor.

Yet he refuses to tell the people of Ohio the full extent of the companies he represented, deals he was involved in, and compensation--including bonuses--he received.

When Lehman Brothers collapsed in 2008, Wall Street's greed hurt Ohioans on Main Street. Last week, it was revealed that Ohio's public pensions took a hit of $480 million due to Lehman Brothers investments.

Ohioans have a right to know what Kasich did at Lehman Brothers - and how much he was paid for his work.

Join us in demanding that Congressman Kasich release the details of his tax returns and employment at Lehman Brothers.

Candidates for Governor have a responsibility to be transparent with the people of Ohio about their income - and their policies. As we continue to fight for Ohio values, you can be certain that you'll know where Ted stands.

Thank you for everything you do,

Aaron Pickrell
Campaign Manager
Strickland for Governor

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  Norm--I will take your endorsements over the PD's any day. Thanks for putting your vote endorsements out there. 

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