Hey, you want a good school district, then vote for your own levies. Tax your own community. Getting state money for your school is just taking money away from other school districts.
I really love the people saying that towns would have to pass levies to make up for the shortfall. Yes that is exactly what you should do! That is your school, your kids, YOU pay for them for once! Why do you need the state to be your middleman.
Reality check. If your community cannot or will not fund your own schools, why the heck should other Ohioans step in to pay to run them?
February 25, 2015 at 11:07 p.m.
Ryan does the only thing that comes natural to him, and that is to blame Republicans. Well, why are Republicans obstinate? Maybe because we believed in Obama who said that the Stimulus was going to rebuild our highways and bridges. So they spend $787 billion and only 5% ends up going to infrastructure? Where the heck did the other 95% go? The states should fund their own road repairs, from their own resources. Getting Federal grants to do it is not sustainable, because 40% of that money is borrowed.
February 23, 2015 at 4:49 p.m.
Which write offs? Home mortgage interest deduction? Charitable contributions? There are a lot of charities that depend upon that "loophole".
A 100 percent tax on income would be: Make $1,000 pay $1,000. Nobody is saying that the sales tax will be 100%. It will be anywhere from 7 to 10% depending upon county.
February 3, 2015 at 8:12 p.m.
Cambridge, to get corporations and the rich to pay the same percentage of the middle class, are you recommending that the upper income rates be cut or the middle class rates be increased, or both?
February 3, 2015 at 4:34 p.m.
the slums of the 21st. century begin today.
February 3, 2015 at 4:27 p.m.
oviets is right. The burden of paying for government should not be concentrated on a select few, that cost should be distributed among all the people. Sales taxes are the most equitable way of doing this as everyone bears some of the burden, regardless of income.
Eliminating income taxes for small businesses is a huge step in the right direction and will make Ohio more business friendly.
February 3, 2015 at 10:07 a.m.
If he ever is released from prison, he will have no skills, no way to take care of himself and nothing to fall back on other than to commit more crimes. Sorry but you threw your one and only life away! No do overs.
January 31, 2015 at 9:03 a.m.
Jerry,If you are correct then there is no purpose whatsoever in contacting your representative about any issue. Just cast your vote for the guy and then live with whatever he wants to do.
I don't think that most of us would agree with that.
The reality is that we no longer vote for the person ,but for the R or D, and that whatever letter is in office will vote for whatever that party wants with little deviation. This valley is center right politically, but we vote for a guy who keeps moving further left. Only because the people are brainwashed to only vote for the D.
January 29, 2015 at 2:50 p.m.
We elected Ryan to be our representative, so regardless of HIS views on abortion, his votes should reflect what the majority of the people in his district want. That is the reason why he is a REPRESENTATIVE, and not a LEADER. His votes should reflect our wishes and not his feelings. But these people are representatives in name only and think that they have the right to impose their will upon us.
Personally, this is one issue where I agree with Ryan. Youngstown is teeming with the results of unwanted pregnancies and children who exist only to guarantee an increase in govt. handouts.
January 29, 2015 at 9:47 a.m.
Oftentimes a family's version of "justice" means that they should be paid money and should get a prosecution, regardless of whether it is justified or not. It is just about impossible for them to accept the fact that the girl was responsible for her own death.
Perhaps going through the motions of a lawsuit will help them grieve?
January 22, 2015 at 11:08 a.m.