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Should the Ohio Turnpike be run by a private corporation?

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1valleyred(1103 comments)posted 4 years, 4 months ago

Just about the only thing I disagree 100% with Governor Kasich on. We are lucky to have such an asset in our turnpike. I believe we should keep it run by the state.

Continue to work hard to create jobs and the tax situation for our state will figure itself out.

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2NoBS(2758 comments)posted 4 years, 4 months ago

Kasich lacks the foresight to recognize, and the integrity to admit, that selling or leasing the Turnpike to a private concern will give the state a one-time-only cash infusion, after which the state will have lost a valuable, profitable asset. After the one-time-only bonanza is gone, we'll be in worse shape than we are now.

We can look at our neighbors to the west - Indiana - to see an example of why privatizing the Turnpike is a bad idea, especially for the residents of the state.

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3card64inmyrtle(26 comments)posted 4 years, 4 months ago

What ever happened to Then Gov Rhoades promise to the citizens of Ohio that the Turnpike would pay for its self and eventually be free.......could it be that a politician lied to us???? tell me it ain't so.

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

dimebag - how many mortgages did you have to take out on your house to travel the Indiana 'Pike? Don't even try to say the price didn't go up SIGNIFICANTLY.

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5paulydel(1598 comments)posted 4 years, 4 months ago

The Turnpike s doing fine aparently.

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6doubled(210 comments)posted 4 years, 4 months ago

dimebag -- good for you -- but I think you're full of $hit...now go over and stand with the other 22% of Ohioans who think it's a good idea.

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7faith(200 comments)posted 4 years, 4 months ago

The Indiana pike is a joke and tolls have doubled there since the sell, it is also going bankrupt. Ohio tax dollars are not used for the pike. In fact, the pike increases tax dollars to the surrounding communities. Don't sell this asset. The one time cash will be spent and a few of our governors friends will get rich. NE Ohio will suffer for decades.

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8khuz(7 comments)posted 4 years, 4 months ago

fattynskinny- no wonder your user name is an oxymoron.

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9NoBS(2758 comments)posted 4 years, 4 months ago

commoncitizen - if you think the Ohio Turnpike has raised its rates, let it go private, and you ain't seen nothin' yet!

Faith has it right - the Ohio Turnpike costs us taxpayers nothing. Kasich is looking for as large a pile of money as he can gather, and then, just like when he was with Lehman Bros, the state will collapse and Kasich will slither away with his fortune intact.

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