You can tell it’s an election year because a bunch of Republican lawmakers are proposing tax cut legislation that they know will never get passed.
This time it’s a proposal to completely phase out Ohio’s income tax.
The stated goal of the income tax elimination is to “stem the state’s population decline and improve its economy”.
Silly Republicans. They think tax cuts will solve every problem. And when the problems persist and, as often is the case, get worse- then they think we need to cut taxes even more.
Didn’t we cut income taxes in 2005? 2006? 2007? 2008?
Wasn’t THAT supposed to improve the economy? Doesn’t look to me like it’s working.
Oh- and the part about stopping Ohio’s “population decline”…
According to the Census Bureau, Ohio’s population has actually GROWN from 11,353,140 in 2000 to 11,478,006 in 2006.
Definitely not a population explosion, but certainly not a decline.
But hey- why let the facts get in the way of a good election-year promise.