Governor Strickland likes to make the claim that his policies have prepared Ohio to come back strong out of the recession. We most recently saw it in the Big D.
From the Dispatch:
Strickland repeatedly criticized Kasich for ignoring the accomplishments of his administration, which he said have positioned Ohio to emerge from the recession stronger. Kasich parried by returning to a central theme of his campaign, namely that the state has lost 382,000 more jobs during Strickland’s tenure and it’s time for a new way.
So if we are to believe the Governor, Ohio will rebound faster than the rest of the country as we come out of the recession, right?
There’s one major problem with that talking point. Strickland’s own Council of Economic Advisors disagree with him. The following graphs highlight how the Governor’s own advisors believe Ohioans unemployment rate and change in personal income will recover far slower than the rest of the nation.
Strickland can keep spouting his talking point all he wants, but it’s hard to take him seriously when his own economic advisors disagree with him.