Insanity: Ohio Dems Seek 7.5% Severance Tax in Severe Downturn

Ever wonder why the Democrat refrain is always to raise taxes–never to cut spending. What is that? Perhaps they’re born with a “taxing” gene. The innocent-sounding but rabidly partisan group Policy Matters Ohio (founded by, led by, populated by, run by Dems) is once again making the case that because local governments get less revenue in this current downturn, with production in the Utica Shale continuing to expand, Ohio should tax the @#$% out of drillers by increasing the severance tax–as if the money earned by drillers/private businesses (at great risk and hard work) somehow belongs to politicians in Columbus with sticky fingers…

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