Disastrous Deficits Without Issue 2

What will happen across Ohio if Issue 2 fails? Local budget shortfalls will require huge tax hikes, widespread layoffs, or severe program cuts. Repealing Senate Bill 5 will hurt Ohio taxpayers and government employees – but it will protect the flow of taxpayer dollars to government union bosses. What do you think the union bosses behind We Are Ohio care about most: their own six-figure salaries, members’ employment, or your tax burden?

Based on 2010 school district forecasts, the need for reform is very real:

  • 458 districts projected deficits greater than $100 per resident
  • 260 districts projected deficits greater than $500 per resident
  • 59 districts projected deficits greater than $1,000 per resident
  • 17 districts projected deficits greater than $1,500 per resident

Opponents of Issue 2 who claim the status quo is not broken or blame the governor for local budget problems are, quite simply, lying. The fact that trouble loomed before the 2010 election is a matter of public record. Click through the county list below to see the estimated cost of 2015 deficits for every man, woman and child.

The Cost of Ohio’s Status Quo

While it’s impossible to predict the exact tax hikes, layoffs, and program cuts local officials would have to implement without Senate Bill 5, we know these would be their only options. Your “Yes” vote on Issue 2 will help local governments save money, retain the best employees, reward the best employees, and serve the interests of taxpayers instead of union bosses.

“We Are Ohio” is right about one thing: Ohioans are under attack. Should we vote for a government we can afford, or repeal long-needed reforms in the face of a $30 million smear campaign? On November 8, Vote Yes on Issue 2!

13 thoughts on “Disastrous Deficits Without Issue 2

    • I'm a teacher, too, and I totally support HB 5. Teachers are often falsely informed about this issue… and they are ALWAYS falsely informed and lied to about where their money to the unions go.
      The teachers' unions lean so hard to the left that no teacher should be asked to send money to the unions.
      HB 5 will help ALL Ohioans and we will see it when Issue 2 passes.

    • Teachers – especially young teachers – will benefit from a system that rewards a job well done, and will be much more likely to keep their jobs when Issue 2 passes. Unless you think tenure is the best system simply because it's most convenient for the OEA's business model.

      Unions demand automatic raises that increase the cost of both pay and pensions, and they're all to happy to let young members lose their jobs. More "proof" that teachers should pay the union dues for protection from evil taxpayers!

    • They may get to keep their jobs. The first response of all the unions when all else fails is "lay offs". They only want to preserve the status quo for the most seasoned members, the others can go to … Issue 2 (SB 5) is but a tool to allow the schools and municipalities to reign in the overspending that is coming. Imagine if all a city was left with was paying former employees pensions? Fanciful? NO! Several towns in California are already facing this mathematical certainty as they have had to lay off police and fire and other city workers, we aren't too far behind. VOTE YES on 2.

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  2. If your three daughters and two grandchildren are a doing a good job in their classrooms, they will benefit for being recognized for their hard work and effort. Issue 2 would allow them to separate themselves from the teachers that are lazy.

  3. Pickerington is in Fairfield county, and according to the list for that county, that district comes in at $2369 per resident. So, multiply that by 4 or 5, or however many are in your family, to get the per family number.

  4. Are you sure your information is corr ect? These number add up to 794 and there are 613 school systems in Ohio. Or are the larger dollar amounts included in the “greater than”. Does this also include the amount of money cut to local governments, like schools systems from this years budget. It says 2010he but is being compared to this years budget?

    • Yes, I'm sure; the numbers are from October 2010 district forecasts and mean exactly what they say. 458 districts projected deficits amounting to more than $100 / resident, which includes 260 districts projecting deficits greater than $500, and so on.

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