Friday, May 05, 2006

Re: Nobody supports TEL but Blackwell?

I think most Ohioans would be inclined to support TEL, given the facts. Unfortunately, the media and local governments are doing all they can to hide, misrepresent and even downright fabricate the "facts."

A small town up here in Williams County (61% for Blackwell Tuesday) recently passed an anti-TEL resolution. In the discussion prior to the vote (as reported in the Montpelier Leader Enterprise), the town finance director falsely claimed TEL puts no limitations on state spending or taxes, only local spending and taxes.

It's these outright fictions, and the media's determination to spread them without so much a hint of skepticism, which are killing the TEL.

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