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#ThrowbackThursday: Taxes “still need to go up.” – Ted Strickland

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Today, in recognition of #ThrowbackThursday, the Portman for Senate campaign is spotlighting former Governor Ted Strickland’s eagerness to raise taxes on hardworking Ohio families. Don’t just take our word for it, check out THIS video of an interview Ted Strickland did on Bloomberg exactly two years ago today:

“…taxes did need to go up and they still need to go up in my judgment…” (Bloomberg, 5/12/14)

Ted Strickland raised taxes on Ohioans by $844 million:
“Strickland's move would raise an estimated $844 million…” (Columbus Dispatch, 9/30/09)

‘Taking money out of the pockets of Ohioans’ “Strickland prides himself on having made tough decisions in rough economic times. One of those decisions was postponing the income tax cut which meant taking money out of the pockets of Ohioans.” (Politifact, 10/13/10)

Dennis Willard, before he was on Strickland’s payroll said: ‘The vast majority of people working in Ohio this year will pay more income taxes’ "Gov. Ted Strickland did not unveil a tax-neutral plan Wednesday or a temporary freeze on the income-tax reduction. Strickland proposed raising income taxes, plain and simple, to generate $844 million in the next 21 months. The vast majority of people working in Ohio this year will pay more income taxes in 2010, and again in 2011, if the state legislature goes along with Strickland. And that is a tax increase." (Akron Beacon Journal, 10/1/09)

Strickland’s Budgeting Problems:
Strickland Left $8 Billion Budget Hole “$8 billion deficit left by the Strickland administration” (Columbus Dispatch, 6/30/11)

Strickland Left 89 Cents In Ohio Rainy Day Fund “The state rainy-day fund, which had just 89 cents in January 2011” (Columbus Dispatch, 7/4/12)