MOUNT VERNON — Knox Countians are joining a statewide effort of concerned citizens who are fighting for the chance to repeal Senate Bill 5 which was signed into law in March by Ohio Gov. John Kasich.

 

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One Response to “County residents joining fight to repeal SB5”

  1. Anonymous

    u00a0I’m so tired of the unions spreading their lies about SB5. u00a0This is an issue of the State of Ohio not having any money due to the high-tax, anti-business, ultra-pro-union policies of Bob Taft and Ted Strickland. Governor Kasich is trying to dig the state out of the hole that our last two governors have dug us into. u00a0To the opponents of SB5, let me ask you this: u00a0would you rather every worker take a very reasonable cut (which is what this law has done), or would you rather 20% of the teachers, cops, and firemen lost their jobs? u00a0I think it’s a no-brainer. u00a0Let the workers contribute a bit more to their own benefits and retirement (still nowhere near what private sector workers contribute to their’s) so that workers don’t have to be let go.u00a0nnFans of public-sector unions need to understand that simply raising taxes on the wealthy to meet their demands doesn’t work. u00a0It only drives the wealth-creators away from the state, which means fewer people are employed, which means the state takes in a LOT less tax revenue, which means that the state has to either let go of workers or ask state workers to take a small cut or contribute a small amount to their own benefits. u00a0