Con­sider Ka­sich

The Washington Times Weekly - - Letters To The Editor - STEPHEN BALL Lan­caster, Ohio

I un­der­stand the ap­peal of vot­ing for peo­ple who have never held pub­lic of­fice. I, too, be­lieve in a ‘cit­i­zen gov­ern­ment.’ How­ever, there is much to be said for one who has the cor­rect ex­pe­ri­ence for a par­tic­u­lar task. Con­sider Don­ald Trump. Mr. Trump is a very suc­cess­ful busi­ness­man. It is un­ques­tioned that he is at the top of his pro­fes­sion. Yet he did not start at the top; he gained his level of suc­cess through years of hard work and ex­pe­ri­ence. Same with Dr. Ben Car­son. You can be sure Dr. Car­son did not be­gin per­form­ing del­i­cate and com­pli­cated brain surg­eries on Day One of his ca­reer. He had years of train­ing and ex­pe­ri­ence that en­abled him to per­form at this level. So why would one au­to­mat­i­cally dis­miss some­one with gov­ern­men­tal ex­pe­ri­ence, es­pe­cially one who is run­ning for the coun­try’s top po­si­tion?

One can­di­date in par­tic­u­lar has re­ceived very lit­tle con­sid­er­a­tion: Ohio Gov. John Ka­sich. He has ex­pe­ri­ence bal­anc­ing both fed­eral and state bud­gets, he knows how Wash­ing­ton works and he has for­eign-pol­icy ex­pe­ri­ence by virtue of his time on the Armed Ser­vices Com­mit­tee. He re­cently an­nounced his eco­nomic plan, which con­sists of bal­anc­ing the bud­get in eight years, cut­ting taxes for fam­i­lies and busi­nesses, reign­ing in bur­den­some fed­eral reg­u­la­tions, in­creas­ing do­mes­tic-en­ergy pro­duc­tion, and re­turn­ing ma­jor fed­eral re­spon­si­bil­i­ties to our states and lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties, where they can be car­ried out more ef­fi­ciently and re­spon­sively.

Mr. Ka­sich has tremen­dously valu­able ex­pe­ri­ence that should not be dis­missed. He is wor­thy of vot­ers’ con­sid­er­a­tion.

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