Did Wendy's founder flee Ohio 'on his deathbed'?
By Martha M. Hamilton
Published on Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011 at 12:24 p.m.
Ohio state Rep. Jay Hottinger, a leader of the drive to repeal the state's estate taxes, didn't have numbers to cite when he claimed that a "shockingly high number of Ohioans leave because of the tax."
But he did cite an example: "Dave Thomas left the state literally on his deathbed to avoid the estate tax," Hottinger said of the founder of the Wendy's chain.
PolitiFact Ohio put that to the Truth-O-Meter and found the exit wasn't quite so hasty.
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Researchers: Martha M. Hamilton
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