A lot of debt, however you look at it
The national debt is "larger than our entire annual economy."
On or near the mark
"Our debt now is about $140,000 per household."
Budget woes have escalated under Bush and Obama
"Quite frankly, it was during the Bush years of spending, multiplied now by the Obama years that we have this mess."
Different statements for different audiences
On support of Gov. John Kasich’s drilling tax plan
On the money
"Under Gov. Kasich, Ohio wages have increased by $10.3 billion."
Government guarantee but no money changing hands now
Wall Street megabanks that received bailouts in 2009 now get taxpayer-funded advantages not available to community banks in Ohio.
A temporary spike, not a long-term phenomenon
"Raising taxes on investment income has actually lowered the revenue received from the tax, while cutting capital gains tax rates has increased revenue."
McNulty didn’t exactly leave on a high note
Ohio Republicans made significant gains during [Chris McNulty’s] time at the ORP, including the extremely successful re-election of President Bush in Ohio."
Exact number elusive, but hundreds at least
"There have been literally hundreds of new tax preferences and loopholes added to the code since 1986, last time we did this."
Some, but not all
Under Gov. John Kasich’s budget proposal, "the top one percent in Ohio will pay $10,000 less in income tax each year, but Ohio’s working and middle class families will pay more."
A service economy
"About two-thirds of all consumption is services. . . It was just the opposite" when the sales tax was enacted in the '30s.
For here, or to go?
"Kewpie burgers are delicious. An Ohio institution. And they'll cost less thanks to John Kasich's tax cut."
Without a Medicaid expansion, 275,000 more Ohioans could be getting their primary care in emergency rooms, costing "everybody a lot of money."
A projection, not a certainty
Federal spending on entitlements "is projected to consume all revenue by 2045."
"There are 3 million jobs that go vacant each month in this country."
We're Number 9
"Ohio companies export more goods and services globally than 41 other states."
If Fitz endorses but no one’s around, does he make a noise?
Says he was the first local official to endorse Barack Obama
Double trouble: Low pay and don't get sick
"Three in four low-income workers don’t have any paid sick days available."
Numbers haven't changed much
Says each year approximately 30,000 people in the United States die as a result of gunfire, and about 80,000 people are wounded.
He's got the bully pulpit
Says Gov. John Kasich can remove the president of the State Board of Education.
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