Chiquita Moving to North Carolina "At The Speed of Business!"
Remember when John Kasich promised that his administration would move at the speed of business? Remember when he raked Ted Strickland over the coals repeatedly about NCR leaving for Atlanta?
Well the same thing has happened on Kasich's watch. Chiquita is leaving Cincinnati for Charlotte, NC. Does Kasich take responsilibty for this failure, the way he condescendingly demanded Strickland do?
Of course not.
"We're not going to be irresponsible and give away the store to try and keep a company that fundamentally doesn't want to be here or which has already made up its mind to leave," said Kasich spokesman Rob Nichols.
Um, really? What about the $93 million you gave to American Greetings when they didn't have any other serious offers? That's not giving away the store? Really?
Maybe Kasich could have worked more on keeping Chiquita here if he hadn't trapsed all over the state despereately trying to save Senate Bill 5.