June 30, 2009
The Cincinnati Enquirer
The June 28th guest column, “Raise taxes to care for the weakest among us,” argued that Ohio’s budget should be “balanced on the backs of those of us who can afford to pay.” I strongly disagree.
We as individuals, families, churches and non-profit groups need to shoulder this burden. The state government cannot and should not attempt to be all things to all people.
A better approach is to reduce income and business taxes. The resulting economic growth would increase jobs, personal income, tax revenues, and donations to churches and non-profit groups so that they can better serve the poor.