This study is a load of crap. It makes sweeping statements about net job losses but doesn't back up the argument with any numbers. Not one. Exactly HOW MANY job losses are estimated? Where's the evidence that the casinos will hurt local businesses? Give us cold hard facts, don't just spout off uneducated opinions and expect us to believe them.
And what kind of analysis says that the tax rate is "lower than other states" but doesn't even back that up with evidence? Any idiot can do a quick Internet search and find that when the supposed academics who conducted this "study" refer to a tax rate that is "lower than other states," they mean lower than THREE other states. And THAT is a fact. The tax rate being proposed here in Ohio is the 4th highest in the country.
Try again. Next time, I'd suggest opting for a credible academic institution who know how to conduct a real academic study and provide quantifiable proof to back up any conclusions that are made.
September 30, 2009 at 10:55 a.m.