Ohio Jobless Rate Soars Under Democrat Leadership

Increased unemployment and business exodus plagues state

Columbus—With Ohio’s unemployment at 10.9 percent, Governor Strickland and House Democrats have had more than a year to demonstrate how little their majority has accomplished. Since Governor Strickland took office in 2007, more than 330,000 jobs were lost and 25 major employers abandoned Ohio for better business environments. Among these businesses are DHL of Wilmington, which took 8,000 jobs out of state, and NCR of Dayton, which accounted for 1,200 job losses.

“Governor Strickland has made many promises to the people of Ohio, but we haven’t seen any significant strides to create jobs or attract businesses to this state,” Assistant Leader Louis Blessing (R-Cincinnati) said. “Long gone are the days of ‘Turnaround Ted.’ Now families are forced to pick up the pieces of his two-year debacle of failed leadership, broken promises and short-term visions for Ohio.”

Less than one month after Ohio’s Democrats passed a 4.2 percent income tax increase on families and businesses, American Greetings of Brooklyn announced plans to explore relocation to a better tax environment, putting its 2,000 Ohio employees at risk.

“In an age of increasing business mobility, current leadership has failed to keep us competitive with other states,” Representative Barbara Sears (R-Sylvania) said. “We are losing our home-grown staples of our economy to states that understand that heavy taxes and out-of-control government spending discourage job creation.”

Nearly 260,000 jobs were lost in 2009 alone, and according to state officials, increasing numbers of Ohioans are giving up on the job search entirely.

“Of course difficult times are inevitable during a recession, but Ohio’s leaders could, and should, do better for the people of Ohio,” Representative Robert Mecklenborg (R-Green Township) said. “We need to commit to fundamentally improving the state business climate and making Ohio nationally competitive.”

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I call BS! Very dishonest and misleading.

The entire national economy is in the tank. Ohio is hardly unique.

DHL pulled out the American domestic market. This had nothing to do with the Democrats.

The company, which cut 5,400 jobs this year at DHL, will discontinue its domestic-only air and ground services in January to focus entirely on its more lucrative international offerings. DHL said it would close its U.S. Express ground hubs and reduce the number of stations to 103, from 412. It said it would retain 3,000 to 4,000 employees to serve its international express customers.

Of course when Democrats in the US Senate tried to pass legislation keeping German based Deutsche Post from buying Air Borne Express, Republicans opposed the legislation, DHL bought ABE in 2003 and by 2008 Wilmington was out 8000 jobs.

What 4.2% tax increase? You mean the delay in the 4.2% tax cut? A delayed tax cut is not an increase.

Both parties have lost their way - neither thinks about country first and both are more interested in winning elections than providing the environment where its citizens can pursue life, liberty and happiness.

As to the delayed tax cut....it is for all practical purposes a tax increase. The state withholding rates were adjusted downward to reflect the decreased taxes expected as a result of the expected cut.

Now everyone has to pay the tax even though withholding rates were adjusted downward so income tax refunds will be down and many may pay income taxes instead of receiving a refund.

If I pay more out of pocket than I had planned based upon tax law enacted, am I not looking at an increased tax burden?

If you made X last year and paid Y in tax and this year you make the same X in pay and paid the same amount Y in tax how is that an increase?

example 2 -
If come commentator on the radio says “I should expect to pay 10 cents less per gallon of gas next month” and it turns our gas prices don’t drop but stay the same, that isn’t an increase.

Yet when a budget increase is lowered from 11% to 7% its a CUT?...

You guys try and act like we arent paying attention to your failed arguments, tortured logic, and dismal track record when you try and do a 180.....

Those days are over....

“Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

I blame the Bush tax cuts from 2001.

Because blaming Bush and tax cuts is the cool thing to do.



Heh heh


“Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

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