Dear fellow tax hikers, our great tax-and-spend Governor Ted Strickland has given strong indications that he will propose a significant tax increase if he is re-elected this November! For some reason Strickland will not come out and say it, but consider the following chain of events:
- Strickland acknowledged that there will be a budget shortfall of up to $8 billion.
- Ohio's budget must be balanced each cycle.
- Strickland outright refuses to make $8 billion in cuts, even criticizing his opponent John Kasich for being willing to make these cuts.
- Therefore, Ted Strickland will be proposing a multi-billion dollar tax increase to balance Ohio's budget.
We think this is a fantastic policy decision. Ohio's taxes are too low. Ohio must enact a significant tax increase to remain competitive. We condemn John Kasich for stating that he will balance the budget by making budget cuts. Government should not have to tighten its belt. You need to tighten yours. Tax us more!