Ohio Gov.-elect John Kasich has promised to take a “check” from voters if the state is denied federal funding in the next budget.
“If you’re on the federal government’s hit list, we can do it,” Kasich told reporters after meeting with Ohio Govs.
John Husted and John Kasich in Cleveland, according to a transcript released by the Ohio Republican Party.
Kasich’s remarks come after Kasich met with members of the House and Senate Appropriations committees on Thursday, where he expressed confidence that Ohio could avoid the fate of several states.
He also said that he is not concerned about the impact of the federal shutdown.KASICH: We can do our thing and be able to continue doing what we’re doing.
We have the ability to continue to pay bills.
We have a strong economy, and the country has been through tough times.
We will be able, with the help of the government, to pay our bills.
I’ll take the check.
I don’t want to be out of a job.
I just don’t feel that I’m on a hit list.
I will not be on a strike list.
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