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  •  Then Citizen Taxes Are Required to Provide (12+ / 0-)

    and maintain infrastructure and generally pay the business' way as well as their own.

    They've been doing this in Ohio for many years (not specifically tied to universities though) which has put a lot of the state and local load on the citizen backs.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Sat Jun 15, 2013 at 04:00:44 PM PDT

    •  Trickle down economics at work. n/t (5+ / 0-)
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      "I was so easy to defeat, I was so easy to control, I didn't even know there was a war." -9.75, -8.41

      by RonV on Sat Jun 15, 2013 at 04:27:25 PM PDT

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    •  Whole different thing. (7+ / 0-)

      In Ohio, Kasich has stolen money from ALL local governments and public schools to "balance" his swollen STATE budget, while he has now recklessly inflated to almost 20% more than Governor Strickland last budget.

      Ed FitzGerald for governor Of Ohio. Women's lives depend on it. http://www.edfitzgeraldforohio.com/

      by anastasia p on Sat Jun 15, 2013 at 04:42:30 PM PDT

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    •  I'm pretty sure that Repubs would be happy (3+ / 0-)
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      if they did it all over.  Actually, that's how it might work in upstate New York.  You could shift the tax burden to the working citizens and take it off businesses completely.  Then tell the working citizens that they've been take for a ride --- look at those businesses -- they don't pay any taxes, what a chump you are for doing it for them.  You foment a tax rebellion, get the working citizens to vote to decrease theri own taxes and before you know you have tax-free zones.

      The elevation of appearance over substance, of celebrity over character, of short term gains over lasting achievement displays a poverty of ambition. It distracts you from what's truly important. - Barack Obama

      by helfenburg on Sun Jun 16, 2013 at 03:07:11 AM PDT

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