Dear fellow tax hikers, we are delighted to report that Ohio's government leaders have approved an extension of former Governor Bob Taft's wildly successful Third Frontier initiative! This will go to the ballot in May and we enthusiastically endorse its approval.
Ohio's Third Frontier has been the most successful economic development program in Ohio's history. While the rest of the nation is suffering an economic slowdown, Ohio has continued to grow and prosper thanks to this great Bob Taft program. It has brought a whole new class of good, high-paying jobs to our state. We are so proud of Governor Ted Strickland for continuing to follow in the footsteps of Bob Taft.
So what if Ohio's unemployment rate has doubled since Strickland took office? So what if Ohio has a higher unemployment rate than the nation as a whole? So what if Ohio's population growth continues to stagnate worse than almost every state in the country? So what if Ohio's economy continues to be stuck decades in the past?
This Third Frontier plan has been successful because we say it has. And the government says their own program has worked. That's good enough for us. As President Barack Obama's stimulus package has shown, we all benefit when the government goes deeper into debt to pay for additional spending today. Let's continue the great economic progress we have made under Governors Bob Taft and Ted Strickland by renewing their highly successful Third Frontier program.