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Pro-Growth Policies

Lower and Predictable Taxes

We advocate for ending Ohio's income tax, Capital gains tax, and property tax. 

Income tax is a penalty on the successful, and we should be encouraging and not discouraging the pursuit of success. Recurring property tax is a form of theft. Theft occurs when there is a home foreclosure for failure to pay property tax. You never truly own your home in Ohio if it can be taken away for failure to pay tax. You are effectively, only paying rent to the state. We advocate for a Constitutionally limited maximum of 2% sales tax (consumption tax). We support a constitutionally combined limit on sales tax (County and State) not to exceed 10%.

We need Ohioans to invest in Ohio and particularly into Ohio Real Estate. Many cities and town have fallen into the blighted and distressed category. Many investors are unwilling to invest in Ohio's housing market due to Capital Gains tax. Removing the Capital Gains tax will allow for tremendous investment into Ohio's real estate.

We advocate putting low severance taxes on natural resources to the equivalent of Texas and Florida's Severance taxes and limiting them constitutionally. We will of course work with these companies harvesting Ohio's natural resources to divine a rate that will not significantly affect their operations in Ohio.

Additional taxes would come from:

1) A constitutionally limited maximum flat 2% payroll tax for the state and 2% payroll tax for municipal corporations and townships.
2) Taxing property and casualty insurance premiums for state sponsored education
3) A constitutionally limited one-time sales tax on property not to exceed 10%
4) Sales tax on over-the-counter medicine
5) Sin Tax on "free" pornography equivalent to $.25 per minute for streaming video and $5 each for print
6) A 1,200% tax on the street value of illegal drugs
7) A tax on human-trafficking
7) A sales tax on all fuel crops

Please make no mistake that Ohio would have reduced revenues and would have to grow its economy and simultaneously, reduce its spending.

Casino Gaming Reform

We advocate for a system of free-market gaming for Ohio. Ohio would keep in place the agreements with current Casinos. Under this proposal, the creation of a Free-Market class of Casino occurs. Ohio Counties would vote on whether to allow gaming in their county or not. Winnings at these Free-Market Casinos are not taxed. There would be an entry-tax to these Casinos that would be constitutionally limited to be no more than four times the state's hourly minimum wage and no less than twice the state's hourly minimum wage. This entry tax would be devoted to education.

Alcohol Tax Reform

We advocate ending the State monopoly on liquor sales. Ohio would end its excise tax on beer and wine; regular sales taxes would apply to these products. For hard liquor, a regular sales tax would apply plus a $5 excise tax per gallon.

Alcohol Age of Consumption Reform

We advocate for modifying the age of consumption laws. Those that are 18, 19, and 20 years old may purchase a consumption license. This change would allow the license-holder to stay overnight at an Ohio resort and surrender their car keys to an agent of the resort, if they have a driver's license, to consume alcohol on-premises. Ohio colleges and Universities may have cantinas on-campus that 18, 19, and 20-year-olds may legally drink at upon surrendering their car keys. This change would greatly expand Ohio tourism and provide a benefit to Ohio colleges and universities. Judges and deans of their respective institutions of higher learning may suspend these licenses.

Better Ports and Harbors

We advocate for breaking from the Great Lakes Compact as it no longer operates in the Ohioans' best interest. Ohio's ports and harbors need a massive amount of work that is not completed due to the Great Lakes Compact. Failure o maintain our ports is a problem that is not going to get any better and cost Ohioans more and more jobs every year. We advocate building artificial reefs and islands in Lake Erie that would be protected wildlife sanctuaries. Once these artificial reefs and islands are made, and habitats established, Ohio can then start properly dredging its ports and harbors.

Will the environment suffer?

Yes, it will - but ideally, the wildlife sanctuaries will offset the temporary damage done to the environment and wildlife.

We advocate for Ohio promoting the expansion of the St. Lawrence Seaway and the Sault St. Marie locks and the Detroit River and Lake St. Marys to accommodate Panamax class ships so that Ohio can more cheaply export its products to other countries.

Better Roads at a Lower Cost

We advocate for prison reform and voluntary work release programs. For violent offenses, we still want these offenders to have the option to work to benefit themselves and reduce their burden to society. Obviously, we do not want these violent prisoners to be released from a secure facility.

Super-slab and paver roads tend to last longer in the Ohio climate. Super-slabs are large sections of roadways that are made of concrete and delivered to the job site by truck. Super-slabs are manufactured under controlled conditions and cure better than poured in place slabs of concrete. These slabs can be pre-stressed and tend to be stronger and more robust than poured-in-place concrete. It is much faster to build a road from super-slabs than pour in place roads.

The proposal is simple, allow violent prisoners to volunteer to work in secure concrete production infrastructure facilities that produce specific products for the state of Ohio. Will this cost jobs in the private sector? No. Private contractors would still rip out existing roads, grade and prepare the road base in preparation of the slab. They would install Super-slabs that are manufactured by prisoners, and then they would apply a sacrificial layer of blacktop on top of the Super-slab. While some concrete pour-in-place jobs are displaced, due to the pace at which Super-slabs can be installed, more jobs will be created in the private sector. Ohioans will pay less for roads over time, and more roadways are repaired every year.

The Committee for a Better Ohio is a 501(c)4 Non-Profit
Donations made to Committee for a Better Ohio are not Tax Deductible by Law

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