Governor John Kasich was in town Wednesday for an economic announcement at the Great Lakes Science Center. Alexander Mann Solutions will be bringing several hundred jobs to Cleveland. Alexander Mann Solutions is a talent recruiting agency.
While there, reporters asked Kasich about Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's inflammatory comments about people who don't pay income tax. Romney says those people will vote for President Obama "no matter what".
The Quote "There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it -- that that's an entitlement. And the government should give it to them. And they will vote for this president no matter what. ... These are people who pay no income tax. ... [M]y job is not to worry about those people. I'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives."
Kasich says "We have all mis-spoken, do I necessarily agree with him, no, but, I have done it, the President has done it."