Defeat Ohio's SB5

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Today 36% of public workers are union members, which corresponds very closely to 37% of the total U.S. workforce unionized from the 1960s to 1980s.

During those years the nation's working people enjoyed a high standard of living; business and corporations enjoyed good profits.

But no, Wall Street and our country's multinational corporations weren't satisfied; they had to have more, and proceeded to outsource millions of good jobs in the private sector of the economy to poor, low-wage countries.

The result: unionization in the private sector dropped, destroying the ability of millions of working families to purchase the necessities of life. Not only are workers and their families suffering - domestic (mostly small) businesses and farmers are being victimized as well. Millions of bankruptcies and foreclosures testify to this.

Now the same politicians that brought economic ruin to our country are proposing to go further down this path with SB5, containing attacks on wages, benefits, and unions of public workers, saying this is required to deal with the $8 billion gap in Ohio's state budget.

Attacks on public workers and the vital services they provide are being waged to hide the real problems with the budget. Facts show that the entire budget gap can be resolved if a few simple things are done.

First, undo the 21% tax break passed by the Taft administration in 2005. Forty percent of this tax break went to those with annual incomes of $135,000 or more, many enjoying a $10,000 tax break per year.

Second, close the corporate profit tax loophole. Ohio is one of only six states with this loophole. Generally, states with the busiest economies tax corporations.

Third, close more of Ohio's 122 tax exemptions such as;

  • Companies grossing $ 1 million annually pay the same in CAT tax that a poverty level family of four pays ($150.00).
  •  A sales tax limit for buyers of jet aircraft shares.


Let's show we honor public workers who provide the services we need. Defeat SB5.

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  • SO READ MY POINTS HERE YOUNGSTOWN OHIO ;IF YOU KNEW THE LAW AND WHAT WAS GOIN ON THEN WE THE PEOPLE COULD STOP THIS BILL 5 :IF YOU WANNA LEARN WHERE THE POWER IS TO MAKE A STAND CONTACT ME AND I WILL SCHOOL YOU ON DE JURE LAW AND SOVEREIGNTY TO TAKE OUR COMMUNITY AND RIGHTS BACK AS A Ohio Republic


    Posted by sovereign national john-kendall:wilson all rights reserved ucc-1-308, 03/09/2011 12:25pm (3 years ago)

  • This Blog was started to help bring information together to fight SB5. I welcome comments and ideas on what we can do to stop SB5 or at least bring it to a Referendum.

    Posted by Bill, 03/06/2011 10:40am (3 years ago)

  • What is sitting on the governor's desk is the "Strickland Slots Plan" for the Thoroughbred and Standardbred race tracks that had a high percentage of revenues earmarked for the state's general fund to address the growing deficit. Granted, Mr. Strickland shuttled the document to a desk drawer once the election derby got onto the track, but it should not now be aging in the "To Do" box.

    Done correctly, it will boost the state's financial picture, while saving an industry dominated by family farms, retain/expand jobs on the backside of tracks and assist businesses small & large that service all entities involved.

    Mr. Kasich is a pen swipe away from making a major statement on his seriousness in retaining and expanding jobs, saving a major industry and taking a major step in addressing the deficit.....unless the "fix" is in for the horse he's backing to deliberately "lose" the race, so a few wise-guys he knows can cash winning tickets and pay him back when the time is right.

    Posted by RDC, 03/03/2011 4:28pm (3 years ago)

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