Ohio Governor John Kasich announced that he is jumping into the race as the 16th candidate to seek the Republican nomination for President in 2016.
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Kasich’s speech focused on restoring America and keeping the American Dream alive.
“It’s this whole business of the American dream… that we can all work to make sure that next generation is going to be in a position of greater strength than what we received... I have the experience and the testing-- the testing which shapes you and prepares you for the most important job in the world. And I believe I know how to work and help restore this great United States,” he said.
He said he has good experience for the job.
“Everyone knows me as a budget guy. It’s not about numbers. It’s about vision, about values -- and we don’t not have the right as grownups to ring up debts to suit ourselves and pass them on to the next generation, ” he said.
According to Kasich, his economic plan, which he said makes Ohio the state with the most tax cuts in the country, could balance the U.S. budget.
“I know what we need to do… there’s no confusion about that… I have been there at all levels… We didn’t have to really slash things, we just had to use a 21st century formula, improve things, innovate them, make a better product at a lower price… Four and a half years later, $8 billion in the hole, $2 billion surplus. A loss of 350,000 jobs, a gain of 350,000 jobs and tax cuts… of $5 billion-- the largest in the country,” he said.