Taxpayers Get Screwed – (January 7, 2010)

December 18, 2009

The Cincinnati Enquirer

Dear Editor:

I’m very disappointed by the budget deal that the Ohio legislature has agreed to. This agreement is a breach of contract between the administration and the taxpayers. It appears that when push comes to shove, the taxpayers get screwed. This never had to be a choice between stabbing the taxpayers in the back and further underfunding the schools. The schools need to be fully funded. State government could help the schools by eliminating unfunded mandates. One billion dollars can be saved annually by restructuring and consolidating state government. Unfortunately, Columbus is doing what’s easy rather than what is best.

John Becker