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Will the bill to end collective bargaining for public employees improve Ohio’s economic climate?

15268 total votes


1Freeatlast(1991 comments)posted 5 years, 4 months ago

Remember !!!!! the Right wing GOP/ tea patry are in power . Why have they not done something ?????? OH h&ll they were in power for 8 years and did nothing then.

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2valleyred(1103 comments)posted 5 years, 4 months ago

Here is my editorial in today's YSU Jambar on Senate Bill 5: http://i53.tinypic.com/2zqhtus.png

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3NoBS(2758 comments)posted 5 years, 4 months ago

Collective Bargaining and improving Ohio's economy are not even remotely related. According to the USA Today the other day, over 62% of the public is in favor of keeping Collective Bargaining.

It ain't about the money.

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4valleyred(1103 comments)posted 5 years, 4 months ago

LMAO... Last night I go to bed, it was 52%-48% for YES.. I wake up and it is evident this poll was posted on a left wing blog, likely the DailyKos or HuffingtonPost.

Folks, this is an UNSCIENTIFIC poll and this result proves why!

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5valleyred(1103 comments)posted 5 years, 4 months ago

LMAO... Last night I go to bed, it was 52%-48% for YES.. I wake up and it is evident this poll was posted on a left wing blog, likely the DailyKos or HuffingtonPost.

Folks, this is an UNSCIENTIFIC poll and this result proves why!

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6JME(802 comments)posted 5 years, 4 months ago

Valleyred, that is an excellent point made regarding the lower pay/benefits of private school educators, which have excellent academic programs.

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7ytown1(398 comments)posted 5 years, 4 months ago

Remove the Poll Vindy, we can clearly see this is a concerted effort by the pro union forces to make a mockery of the taxpayers.

Remember these are the same officers and firefighters who post here on Vindy, "don't call us when you are need us", if you disagree with us, "because we are not coming". And don't even try to deny it because you know if I take the time, I can dig through the archives and find the quotes, or threats to public safety is what I would call them.

Yes these are the same teachers, who cry out, "It is for the children", then sit around all summer or work a second job for additional income, then go on strike as soon as school starts? Go figure.

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8300(573 comments)posted 5 years, 4 months ago

The reason Ohio's in debt isn't because of public employees. They play a part, but it's so minor compared to some other reasons, that it's clear what this movement is all about...union busting for future political campaigning purposes.

If Ohio, and the country, would stop giving tax breaks to any business willing to move into the state, we wouldn't be facing such a debt. What usually happens is that a corporation will not pay any taxes for years on end (even though they typically receive millions in sewer/water/street/rail/etc expansion paid for by the state), and then when their deal runs out they find a loophole or declare bankruptcy and move on to another locality and start the same process all over again. This has cost the state hundreds of millions of dollars in forgone tax revenue and infrastructure costs.

The second is medicaid and unemployment. Had the state taken care of its funds dating back 30 years, and made companies properly fund the unemployment responsibilities, we wouldn't be hit so hard right now with the costs.

Thirdly, taxes are simply too low. Everyone yells about how they're paying too much, but taxes have never been lower for what we use of public services. Look at how much we pay for our elderly, many of whom never paid into any system. I'm for being generous, why is the state paying for the housing of many elderly women who never worked or paid into any retirement system? If we're taking the "responsible fiscal" approach, let their families take care of them. The same goes for all these tiny school districts with less than 200 in a grade. In some form or another, we all use some of these services, but we don't want to pay for them.

Last thing, I'm not anti-catholic, but valleyred, don't refer to your education as "private." It wasn't, it was "Catholic." There's a huge difference between a proper private school, and these Catholic schools around here. First of all, most of the Catholic school teachers would never have been hired at a private school, and many wouldn't have been hired at the public schools. Ursuline and Mooney, though the latter is much higher than the previous, are still below Poland, South Range, or Canfield. You could have had a better education at Fitch than what you received at Ursuline. Not to knock YSU, I think it provides a great opportunity for local students, but I doubt many Hawken students went there. Private school kids don't go to YSU. So, you should realize that you're benefiting as we speak from public funds and public employees.

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9borylie(946 comments)posted 5 years, 4 months ago

NoBs,It's not about the money,you're right. And why does it have to be? Why can't it be about union employees having their money taken from them by union leaders,given to the democrats to get them elected and to stay in office,then have democrats once in office help the union in their quest for power,higher wages and benefits. Why shouldn't the republicans try to diminish the chokehold the democrats have on all levels of government? It would probably be okay if only the union money paid for these increases,but it's eventually mine and other taxpayers monies that keep the cycle going and using my money to get democrats elected. No other individual,industry or group have the power that unions have to cause a shutdown detrimental to the majority of our country.

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10rocky14(830 comments)posted 5 years, 4 months ago

Warsaw Poland 1980---Columbus Ohio 2011
Think about it!!

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11starbird(1 comment)posted 5 years, 4 months ago

Public Employees haven't had a raise in over 5 years people!! They pay taxes just as much as the other guy, I am so tired of hearing how much they take from the state and always blaming the other guy when we ALL know where this came from. Tea Baggers, go drown in a lake somewhere, along with the new elected Governor. Look guys, we have to fight this thing, stick together, we know this is bad for everyone and that means EVERYONE!! I know what I want for my child, a chance in this life and I thank alot of my teachers, they have been wonderful!! I apprectiate my firefighters, policemen, and those that care for the mentally challenged. We voted for these services because they are needed!! And they haven't got all this money all you people think they got!!! Its just a ploy to put us against each other, I can't believe so many can't see this!! But if the ignorant can do these jobs better, guess maybe its time to call it quits in the country of milk and honey all its coming to is what you can get off your fellow American. Sad. Aside from revolting, this is going to become interesting, if alot of us don't leave this state or country all together

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12rico13(19 comments)posted 5 years, 4 months ago

how much money do public employees put back into ohio, it has to be alot. what do you think is going to happen in the future if this passes. i want to know the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. i dont want to hear half truths that are pitting one ohioan against the other.

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13rocky14(830 comments)posted 5 years, 4 months ago

Jessiedavid---is Rasmussen the only poll you know?
61% of Americans think there should be collective bargaining for public sector.
Teachers are in the public sector--they are NOT second class citizens.

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14rocky14(830 comments)posted 5 years, 4 months ago

Warsaw Poland 1980---look it up

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15borylie(946 comments)posted 5 years, 4 months ago

Quail,can you back up your statement that Fox News makes up things,like you accused JessieDavid of doing. Just one commonly-used Fox tactic. Thank you.

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16cambridge(4055 comments)posted 5 years, 4 months ago

bor-y-lie....Here you go. Let me know if you need more.






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17rocky14(830 comments)posted 5 years, 4 months ago

You keep saying Cadillac benefits.My wife has them and they keep going up EVERY year.
Yes she actually has to pay for them.Know what you are talking about before you say anything.
I had to laugh---you said you weren't anti--union
You are one sick puppy

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18borylie(946 comments)posted 5 years, 4 months ago

Quail,I don't post when cambridge is involved. See you some other thread. FWIW the TEA Party keeps republicans in line,nothing to do with you dems. I don't know why you and your ilk have a problem with Taxed Enough Already Party.

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19Freeatlast(1991 comments)posted 5 years, 4 months ago

All this is just talk !!! you voted the thugs in and they are in power get over it. Did you really think they the GOP/KKK were only going to go after the poor in Ytown ??? Then you are FOOLS

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20ytown1(398 comments)posted 5 years, 4 months ago

Here save is a chart to support the issues, pay close attention to the (*) and double (**) at the bottom notes,


These are only some of the problems, we need to rein in this excess that we just cannot afford.

And could you please show us the facts where they want everyone to make $7.00 per hour? We are mostly talking about people make $35-$45 per hour with unlimited overtime and all benefits being covered under their contract. The contribute nothing, not even copay's. Not that everyone get that but there are a lot of adjusting we need to do so we do no end up in receivership to China because we can not pay our bills. All state governments constitutions require balanced budgets if I am correct, and right now quite a few states including Ohio are not able to do this. This is basic economics 101, or did you skip that class to go hang out at the mall?

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21rocky14(830 comments)posted 5 years, 4 months ago

ytown1----who in the public sector is making $35--$45 an hour

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22candystriper(575 comments)posted 5 years, 4 months ago

3 Trillion in unfunded public retiree pensions nationwide


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23ytown1(398 comments)posted 5 years, 4 months ago

Hey Rocky, I believe if you include the benefits provided them, you could come very close to those number could you not?

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24rocky14(830 comments)posted 5 years, 4 months ago

ytown1--how much are you making? $7.00 an hour? Slavery was stopped in 1865

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25spinman(70 comments)posted 5 years, 3 months ago

To saveourcountry....curious in which school district you are employed. In the Mahoning County...there is not one school district that I am aware of in which the teacher contributes to their STRS. The school district picks up both sides. As far as health insurance, there are many districts that still have no copay.

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26Stan(9923 comments)posted 5 years, 3 months ago

With our economy going south resources to keep the special ones in an elevated atmosphere are getting scarce . They can't accept this fact and are screaming that the little people have the capacity to sustain the status quo by contributing more of their meager share of the pie .

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27VINDYAK(1824 comments)posted 5 years, 3 months ago

Our horrible economic climate has impacted many, many citizens in our country and has forced companies to let good people go, while keeping union people on board. My wife and I both went through some terrible times in the past 2 years and have adjusted to severe financial loss, but still feel anger towards inflexible unions who were protecting their own at the expense of others. Now the union workers are facing the reality of what the rest of the public has faced and I don't care. Afterall, they did not care about me or my wife when we were laid off. But, they want all of us to care about them now. Sorry, I don't care, but I do care about balancing our books and reducing my taxes.

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