In the world of Donald Trump, John Kasich seems almost like he has integrity. I get it I fell for it too. That mild mannered want to work together guy we all met in the primary seems night and day to most of today’s Republicans. However, my personal experiences with the State of Ohio and John Kasich personally have made it abundantly clear he is just as dishonest as the rest of them.
It all starts back in January. Both my significant other and I are developers, him a software developer and me a web developer. As a result we make all of our money freelancing. It’s not always easy but it allows us to be able to be available for our children and still earn a living.
In the beginning of the year he took a job with the State of Ohio OHFA which is a department who oversees housing for low income residents. At first everything was fine, he was working and being paid weekly with relatively little issue.
Well one week he isn’t paid, there was a change in structure of who was managing the project and he continued working for another week being assured he would be paid. Well after week 2 with no payment, there was no further reason to carry on working so he quit the project. What happened after that is beyond scandalous.
He spent weeks trying to get paid and getting the run around. No one in the State of Ohio ever denied he was owed the money, just excuses after excuses. He eventually decided to move up the ladder a bit from the people he was dealing with. Long story short they found out the people managing the project weren’t paying vendors because they were embezzling funds meant for low income resident housing. An investigation came into play, the police were called and I assume charges filed against the guilty party.
Now you would think the State of Ohio would be thankful to find this and pay the poor guy who had to spend weeks working his way through the bureaucracy to bring light to it and just pay his bill. Well of course they said they would apologized profusely and still never paid. We filed a complaint with the Attorney General’s office regarding the blatant disregard for taking care of the states’ obligation.
After a few more weeks of lies, he made it directly to John Kasich. John Kasich gave a personal assurance at it would be handled and it continued to be the same thing. This is the Governor of the state he is unable to get OHFA to pay their bill. He has zero control over an agency that is stealing from his taxpayer’s. Let that sink in the guy who writes books to talk about other people’s integrity and how it’s missing from today’s America doesn’t even have control over the corruption in his own state.
Today after a week of being lied to directly by John Kasich, he has given up and said get paid by OHFA. We plan to do that even if it requires filing a lawsuit. I write this anyway because it’s important that people understand this guy is a wolf in sheep’s clothing. He is a hypocrite that calls for other people’s integrity while not caring if the employees of his state have any.
It’s time to stand up to government. They can’t steal from poor people and have zero accountability. We can’t have people like John Kasich being invited on every TV show in America to shame other people’s integrity when he has none. #RESIST