For Immediate Release: September 12, 2012
Contact: Dale Butland, 614-783-5833
Columbus–A new collaborative analysis by Innovation Ohio and the Center for American Progress Action Fund has found that Ohio and its middle income taxpayers would be hit hard under the economic plan put forward by former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney.
IO and CAP Action are progressive think tanks. IO is headquartered in Columbus, while CAP Action is based in Washington, D.C. The study, “The Real Cost of the Romney-Ryan Plan to Ohioans”, is the second project undertaken jointly by the two organizations. The full report is available at innovationohio.org.
Among the study’s main findings are:
Said Innovation Ohio President Janetta King:
“Until now, no one has focused on what the Romney agenda would mean for Ohio and Ohioans. But Innovation Ohio and CAP Action think specific numbers and dollar amounts are important — and we believe the people of Ohio deserve to know what’s in store if the Romney-Ryan proposals are enacted. In our view, the true cost of ‘Romneyconomics’ is more than Ohio can afford.”
CAP Action President Tom Perriello added:
“Facts should matter in elections, and the fact is that Ohio families will see a tax increase, higher education costs and pay more for health care under a Romney-Ryan administration. Our just-the-facts Ohio tour isn’t about the personalities on the ticket — it’s about the practical impacts at the kitchen table of what these candidates are proposing.”