Weekly Republican Address 8/20/11: Gov. John Kasich (R-OH) (Video)

Washington, D.C.- Delivering the Weekly Republican Address, Ohio Governor John Kasich talks about how his administration’s success closing the largest budget shortfall in Ohio’s history without raising taxes offers lessons for Washington. Working together to make tough fiscal choices, remove government barriers to job creation, and institute real, confidence-boosting reforms — like a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution — is the focus of Kasich’s address. A former chairman of the House Budget Committee, Kasich helped lead the charge for the Balanced Budget Amendment in the mid-1990s, when it came within one vote of heading to the states for ratification. Ohio recently had its credit rating upgraded by Standard & Poor’s, which attributed the move to the Buckeye State’s budget reforms.