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Thu May 8, 2014, 07:33 AM

Blatant lie in 2014 John Kasich (OH Gov) ad.

Last edited Thu May 8, 2014, 08:36 AM - Edit history (1)

Just saw a new ad for John Kasich, in which it was claimed he made all sorts of new jobs appear and fixed the budget 'all without raising taxes'. In reality, he raised our state sales tax. It's not an *income tax*, but yes, sales tax is still a tax, and is even more a regressive one.

Link to article showing that Kasich signed sales tax increase into effect as of Sept 1, 2013.

I guess it's still ok to lie in ads in Ohio as long as you're not trashing someone else while you lie.

UPDATE edit: Ok, I just saw it again, and it's maybe NOT a blatant lie, just incredibly misleading. The specific claim is that he 'erased the deficit without raising taxes'. He may well have done this - he slashed all sorts of money that cities were getting from the state in the past. So he could have 'erased the deficit without raising taxes'. But he DID raise sales taxes, to allow him to make sure he had the money to hand out right and left for tax breaks to corporations, since he wasn't doing it specifically to 'erase the deficit'. This, of course, ignores the fact that money is fungible, and it doesn't matter which particular dollar you allocate to buying a soda, you're still spending a dollar on a soda. Or in Kasich's case, raising taxes, even if you say 'this tax increase is totally separate from how I 'erased the deficit''.

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Reply Blatant lie in 2014 John Kasich (OH Gov) ad. (Original post)
Erich Bloodaxe BSN May 2014 OP
liberal N proud May 2014 #1
Erich Bloodaxe BSN May 2014 #3
djean111 May 2014 #2

Response to Erich Bloodaxe BSN (Original post)

Thu May 8, 2014, 07:37 AM

1. The ads kasich is running are all full of non-truths

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #1)

Thu May 8, 2014, 07:47 AM

3. He's certainly claiming that he's the motive force behind all job gains since he

took office, when in reality, we likely would have had most of them even if our governor's mansion had been completely empty the whole time. Heck, we probably would have had more, without him trying to depress our economy by upping sales taxes to decrease in-state sales.

At best, he 'increased jobs' by poaching a few companies from other states by giving them enormous tax breaks - which we now have to pay for by paying more for everything we citizens buy as a captive audience.

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Response to Erich Bloodaxe BSN (Original post)

Thu May 8, 2014, 07:39 AM

2. it is okay to lie in campaign ads and speeches - for everyone, now.

 

Once we accepted, with nary a whimper, that the most important thing is to just get elected, and then after being elected, the most important thing was to be re-elected, so all legislation and policies are driven by getting reelected and not doing things for people (at least not doing things for people that will cause the 1% to be inconvenienced in any way) - why quibble about campaign ads?

As far as Citizens United is concerned? As I suspected, we are now being asked to pony up and MATCH THE KOCH BROTHERS.
Well played.

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