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Panelists explained that Issue 2 is about our future

August 17, 2011 J

[img_assist|nid=24577|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=300|height=225]Panelists at last night’s Taxpayer Town Hall explained to the audience that Issue 2 (Senate Bill 5) is about our future. President of the Buckeye Institute Matt Mayer told the audience that schools and local governments in Ohio are on spending path that is unsustainable without tax increases, and that tax increases will kill jobs and prosperity. Former Cincinnati City Council Member Jeff Berding explained that Cincinnati faces a deficit every year and that 83% of Cincinnati’s general revenue fund goes to labor and that 90% of that is governed by contracts, so the City’s hands are tied under current law. Local business owner Dan Regenold explained that when taxes increase, the first thing his business cuts are capital improvements which would have allowed for more jobs.

[img_assist|nid=24578|title=panel|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=300|height=225]All three panelists agreed that Issue 2 will give local governments and schools tools they can use to help get their spending under control and avoid job-killing tax increases, and that it will give taxpayers a greater voice in how their tax dollars are spent.

A “yes” vote on Issue 2 will retain Senate Bill 5, and a “no” vote will repeal Senate Bill 5. Our Taxpayer Town Halls are urging citizens to to take back their future by voting “yes” on issue 2.

Please join us for a Taxpayer Town Hall near you and learn more and find out what you can to do help get local government spending under control. Click here for more information and to register.

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