From the daily archives: Friday, June 23, 2017

The trench between proven reality and Republican fairy tale thinking about the magical powers reducing income taxes has on budgets is so wide and deep that it rightfully should be called The Gulf of Ohio.

That gulf of thinking became apparent again when Ohio’s term-limited governor justified in basic Kasich a small business tax giveaway that costs the state one billion in “tax expenditures” each budget cycle. This could better be spent on other higher ROI investments, including more investing in needed infrastructure, restoring public education, tackling the opioid epidemic, and the return of billions the governor stole from […]

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