Dave Yost Has Some Explaining To Do
There’s some interesting items in David Pepper’s Twitter stream this afternoon. In fact it seems Auditor of State Dave Yost is at war... with himself.
Here’s Auditor candidate Dave Yost on collective bargaining to the Fraternal Order of Police during his campaign:
Public safety is different. It’s the first role of government. Our system of collective bargaining for public safety focus has worked well for decades, ensuring that a disagreement between labor and management does not spill over into that prime function. Let’s not change what is working.
Make no mistake about it: there will be debates about next year about public pensions and collective bargaining. Because of my unique understanding of what we do together, I can and will be an effective, articulate advocate for the FOP, laying out the arguments about why public safety should be off limits
And here’s Auditor of State Dave Yost speaking at a GOP dinner a few days ago:
Yost singled out State Sen. Jimmy Stewart, R-Meigs, also at the dinner, supporting him on his recent vote to pass the controversial Senate Bill 5 through the Ohio Senate. SB 5 deals with collective bargaining rights of public employees. Stewart’s vote to pass SB 5 received applause from the audience.
“Politicians in Ohio have been making promises for decades knowing they can’t deliver,” Yost said, explaining those promises have been made to unions and entitlement programs without proper funding. To sum it up, Yost said, politicians had been making promises with tomorrow’s money that they couldn’t keep.