It's black and white.
Governor John Kasich is not on our side.
Study: Tax Cut Proposal Benefits Wealthy Ohioans at Expense of Local Taxpayers
A new study from Policy Matters Ohio showed that the proposed 7% across-the-board income tax contained in the state budget would vastly benefit Ohioans at the very top of the income scale, but would be largely insignificant to everyone else.
In an analysis conducted with the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy in DC, Policy Matters found that Ohioans in the middle would see a tax cut of just $51 a year compared to $2,717 for those at the top.
The Budget Impact On Your County
For those seeking restoration of battered local services, Gov. John Kasich’s new state budget plan isn’t the place to look. A preliminary analysis shows that Ohio’s local governments will receive $1.4 billion less in state aid under the governor’s budget proposal for fiscal years 2014-15 than in FY 2010-11 despite new revenues from casino gambling for counties and host cities and an expanded sales tax from a broadened base.
See how the drastic Republican proposed budget cuts will affect your county using this online tool.
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Flashback to Senate Bill 5: Two years later… Same John Kasich
Last Friday, Salon’s Joan Walsh pushed back on the laughable notion that John Kaisch is anything but a governor exclusively for the wealthy and well-connected in a piece aptly titled, “John Kasich’s Redemption Play: Everyone on earth wants to talk to him.” Walsh argues that as governor, Kasich’s policies been anti-middle class and working poor, and any credit he’s given for trying to moderate his positions should be judged in the context of his overall record and an election year.