Our pro-business, anti-union Gov. John Kasich is now trying a fast sprint to seem reasonable. He wants de-emphasize the use of corporate subsidies, according to the Columbus Dispatch.
A bit late, Gov. The New York Times recently ran a major three-part series on how states are giving massive amounts of money (mostly uselessly) to business [See TAX INCENTIVES FOR BUSINESSES ARE A SCAM… JH]. No secret to anyone reading these columns.
The article carries a data link that shows Ohio doing big business in the business of giving away public money. It has bestowed $3.24 billion a year (and tried even more). That adds up to $281 per person in Ohio. Maybe you could have used that $281 per family member. Here’s the date on Ohio’s give-aways and it certainly isn’t complete:
Read it and weep.
December 11th, 2012