Thursday, June 26, 2008

Ohio's Politics: politics upside-down

In Ohio, it's the Republicans playing the role traditionally associated with the Democrats. That's right, according to recent articles in the Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Republican legislators want to outspend the Democratic governor. Sure, Gov. Ted Strickland wants to spend, but the Republicans want to spend even more.

One question: How long can Republicans delude themselves with the belief that their party is party of limited government and low taxes? How long?

note: There are 18 Republicans who have broken from the party line and co-sponsored HB 534 -- the bill to end the income tax in Ohio. Sadly, most of these legislators are not looking to reduce taxes or the size of government. They plan to replace the income tax by increasing existing taxes. I guess for these Republicans, the size of government is just fine.

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