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!