Middle Class Ohioans Will Likely See a Tax Increase Under This Plan
Today, Governor Kasich’s statehouse allies introduced their new tax plan to increase Ohio’s sales tax, lowering the commercial activities tax exemption and eliminating the property tax roll back on new levies that benefits Ohio’s homeowners, thereby increasing taxes on homeowners in order to benefit the wealthiest Ohioans with an income tax cut.
In response, Cuyahoga County Executive and gubernatorial candidate Ed FitzGerald released the following statement:
“With this plan, Governor Kasich and his statehouse allies continue to benefit their wealthiest friends with another unfair tax plan for the middle class that hurts small businesses, seniors, and working Ohioans.
“These tax cuts that benefit the rich mean fewer firefighters and police officers on the street and fewer teachers in our children’s classrooms. This is nothing but another massive tax shift that will put a greater burden on middle class families across Ohio in order to benefit those at the very top.
“As Governor, I will not give huge tax breaks to the wealthy at the expense of the middle class. My focus will be making investments in our state that create sustainable jobs and grow the middle class. These policies are wrong for Ohio, won’t create jobs, and I know we can do better.”
From serving as an FBI agent on the Organized Crime Task Force, assistant prosecutor, Lakewood mayor, and county executive, Ed FitzGerald has brought down corrupt public officials, cleaned up government and fought to make government work for the middle class.