From the daily archives: Friday, October 28, 2011

By now, you have no doubt heard Kasich’s talking point about public employee pensions.  The Better Ohio website states “Issue 2 simply says government employees should pay their required share (10 percent) and taxpayers will contribute the employer share (14 percent).”  They are hammering this home lately as though it is the greatest idea they have ever had and no one had ever thought of it until now.

We simply say that those who are selling Issue 2 on the premise that it is needed to reform state pension funds are completely (100 percent) ignorant.

Issue 2 opponents are quick […]

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Chris Littleton got amazingly lucky this year.

For nearly a year, Littleton, the co-founder of the Ohio Liberty Council – a conglomeration of Tea Party groups in Ohio – had been trying, with limited success, to collect enough signatures to get his ‘anti-Obamacare’ constitutional amendment on the ballot in Ohio.

Then Kasich and Ohio’s Republicans pushed through Senate Bill 5, the bill that effectively bans collective bargaining for Ohio’s public workers. In response, 1.2 million Ohioans signed petitions for what would eventually become Issue 2 – the ballot measure to repeal Senate Bill 5.

Realizing they were suddenly in […]

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