Americans for Tax Reform encourages Governor Ted Strickland of Ohio to veto the $851 million income tax increase that stands between him and the pockets of hardworking Ohio families. This would be a great gift to the taxpayers of Ohio for Christmas.
Earlier this year Governor Strickland started pushing this $851 million income tax increase. Unfortunately, he has not only been pushing the tax increase, but he has disingenuously called it a "freeze" of the income tax rate. The final phase of the 2005 tax cuts was implemented on January 1, 2009, therefore making a reverse of the tax code a tax increase. Hopefully, this holiday season Governor Strickland will have a change of heart and veto this income tax increase.
In a state that saw an unemployment rate of 10.6 percent in November, raising taxes is one of the worst actions that could be taken. According to Rich States, Poor States, a publication of the American Legislative Exchange Council, Ohio has a ranking of 45th when it comes to economic outlook. To see the factor’s which brought Ohio to this low national ranking, click here.
To see a list of the Ohio Representatives and Senators who voted to pass this this $851 million tax increase, click here.
To see ATR’s letter requesting Gov. Strickland’s veto of the income tax increase, click here.
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