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The Main Street Moment: Fighting Back to Save the American Dream by Lee Saunders, Gerald McEntee

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CHAPTER ONE

Meet Betty Jean Simmons-Talley

BETTY JEAN SIMMONS-TALLEY is a sixty-four-year-old school bus driver in Columbus, Ohio. Most people call her BJ. She’s all of five-foot-four and has a smile that can light up a room.

BJ was born in Alabama. She came north in 1971 because she “didn’t want a job that paid the wages of picking cotton.” She wanted to be somewhere she would be treated with respect and dignity. And if she had children, somewhere they could get good jobs. Truth be told, it was also because the man she married lived in Ohio.

John Kasich is the fifty-nine-year-old chief of the executive branch of state government in Columbus, Ohio. Kasich was born in McKees Rocks, an old industrial town in Pennsylvania. Kasich likes to describe ...

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