John Kasich

(John Richard Kasich Jr.)

John Kasich
John Kasich
  • Born: May 13, 1952
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Politician









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A Politician is never remembered for how he started. He is remembered for how he finished. History ;Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
Don’t pass unpaid bills onto your kids. Economics, The Economy & Fiscal Affairs
Everybody in America must have a sense that he can get a job and a have a decent standard of living. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
Honestly, I just don’t see it [running for the Presidency]. I tried it once…. You can go out with me to Iowa. You wouldn’t believe it. You’d never go to Iowa again. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
I suport every President. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising ;Presidency, Vice Presidency & Prime Ministership ;Citizenship & Patriotism
I’m an executive now. I have to be a bigger leader, more responsible leader, more careful about how I say things…. Leaders & Leadership
I've always thought that the Republican Party should be for things and not so much against things. Political Parties & Machines
Leadership is doing, not saying. Leaders & Leadership
My party is me. Political Parties & Machines
Sometimes problems just have to sit and wait until we can see a solution. Policy & Policy Making
The politicians are not the only people who are in their own silos. Many of our citizens only watch or listen to the news that they want to hear, and if there is anything else, they turn it off. We all need to listen to the people who are on the other side. Human Nature ;Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising ;Citizenship & Patriotism
There are three things that are important in politics today: money, money and money. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
We can't turn our back on people who need help. Poverty
You can’t fix the things that bother you the most by passing a law. Reform, Change, Transformation & Reformers
You can't win an election unless you have a message. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising ;Voters, Voting & Elections
You’ve got to help people that are downtrodden and poor, and I just think that that’s part of our culture. You’ve got to help people that can’t help themselves. Poverty
A great power has to have the discipline not only to go when necessary but to know when not to go. Getting involved in ethnic, religious civil wars is a recipe for disaster. Power
Affirmative action has a negative effect on our society when it means counting us like so many beans and dividing us into separate piles. Society
And what we're doing in Ohio is we're moving from a basic manufacturing economy to one that's diversified, including energy and health care and agriculture and IT. Health, Healthcare & Medicine
And you know what? At the end of the day, it gets down to Obama and Romney. And what it's going to get down to is this. Obama is going to say, 'I inherited a mess and I'm making it better.' And Romney is going to say, 'you haven't made it good enough. And I can do far better than you have done.'
And, frankly, what happens out of Washington is, it creates a wind in my face, uncertainty over Obamacare, uncertainty over their tax policy, uncertainty over the regulatory policy.
But, at the end of the day, we need to represent the taxpayers who have made enormous sacrifices. Many have lost their jobs. Many of them have seen their companies - they don't have a pension - they have seen their companies cut the match for their 401(k). They have seen their health care benefits be shredded. Health, Healthcare & Medicine
Economic growth is the key. Economic growth is the key to everything. But once you have economic growth, it is important that we reach out to people who live in the shadows, the people who don't seem to ever think that they get a fair deal.
Every time I go to Washington, I break out in a cold sweat. So I try not to spend too much time there. Time
Everybody has a right to their God-given purpose.
I just went to a wedding of a friend of mine who happens to be gay. Because somebody doesn't think the way I do, doesn't mean that I can't care about them or can't love them. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I mean, the fact of the matter is, Ohio 's coming back because we set a clear path, we cut taxes, we balanced our budget, we got credit upgrades when the whole rest of the world, including America, was being downgraded.
I think he should let me run Ohio. He should let us, the legislature, the members there, we should be running Ohio. The states are the laboratories out here, and I think the president needs to mind to the problems that he has in Washington.
I think we can have some tax reform, but that doesn't mean tax increases. We ought to make the, the rates flatter. We ought to get rid of a bunch of those loopholes.
I took the state of Ohio from an $8 billion hole and a 350,000 job loss to a $2 billion surplus and a gain of 350,000 jobs.
I want to tell you ladies and gentlemen, the actions that we took were not always easy. The actions that we took were not always popular. But when you get yourself in public office, you must lead, you must do what's necessary.
I was a member of the Armed Services Committee for 18 years. I spent a big chunk of my life studying national security issues and our role in the world. Life
I was the chairman of the House Budget Committee and one of the chief architects the last time we balanced a budget, and it was the first time we had done it since man walked on the moon. We had a $5 trillion surplus and we cut taxes. Time
If we intend to provide a better life, and a better world, for future generations, we can't ignore the quality of the environment we leave them. Life ;Future
I'm a believer in bipartisanship.
I'm going to love my daughters; I'm going to love them no matter what they do. Because, you know what, God gives me unconditional love. I'm going to give it to my family and my friends and the people around me. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Religion & God ;Families, Children & Parenting
It's not trickle down economics. The problem that the president has is that he's rudderless on the economy. I mean, he doesn't quite know what to do. It's a wake-up on Monday and try to figure it out. It takes time to turn a supertanker, so you need to know where you need to go. Time
Let's start off with my father being a mailman. So I understand the concerns of all the folks across this country, some of whom having trouble, you know, making ends meet.
Mitt Romney has a history of being a great job creator. Secondly, he was a great governor. He went from billions of dollars in the hole when he became governor to billions of dollars in surplus when he left. And he went from the loss of tens of thousands jobs when he became governor to the creation of 40,000 new jobs when he left office. History
My elections are really not about campaigns. I tell my people that these are about a movement. And a movement to do what? To restore common sense. A movement to do things like provide economic growth. And a movement not to let anybody be behind.
Ohio's doing what it can do, but I wish they'd get their act together in Washington.
So when they don't have certainty, they go the other way. In Ohio, we have given them certainty and things have been improved. But if we can get a Romney presidency, they are going to get much better.
The reason we have such a reform budget is because we've been thinking about these things for a long time. Time
This is not about Republican or Democrat. It is about our children, it's about our families, it is about our country, and frankly, ladies and gentlemen, it is about the world. We've got to leave here and march, and make sure Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are president and vice president of the United States.
We've got to unite our country again, because we're stronger when we are united and we are weaker when we are divided.
We've unveiled the most comprehensive reform budget people have seen in a generation.
When Governor Romney was out here, I told him, I said, 'we are following the formula of streamlining regulations, being job creating friendly, balancing budgets, cutting taxes, and, you know, using common sense. And if you get to be president, we are going to do more of that.'
When I left Washington, we actually had a balanced budget and we paid down the most amount of the national debt in modern history and cut taxes and created jobs. And I was the chief architect of that plan in '97. History
When we give a subsidy, the benefits to the public ought to exceed the benefits to the company. When it doesn't, that's our definition of corporate welfare.
You know where entrepreneurship in my opinion has to go? Into the inner city.