We showed you how Romney Economics doesn’t add up for Ohioans a couple of weeks ago with this report. Well, the Romney-Ryan duo are running around Ohio for the next three days trying to sell us a bill of goods. Here’s a little graphic we put together to let you know where they’ll be. We also added some information for them. We’ve got the average income and effective tax rate for each community they will visit. Romney has shown recently he just doesn’t get it – we thought we’d help. The data contained on the map comes from a report we did in conjunction with the Center for American Progress. You can see the data and an explanation of effective tax rates here. Click on the map for a full-size version.
You know that this week we’re all about talking up our report on how Ohio’s middle class will get clobbered by Mitt Romney’s tax policies. You also know by now that we worked with the Center for American Progress Action Fund on the research for the report. Well, the good folks at CAP Action left a few things lying around the office and we’ve just got to share them. Click on the graphic below for full size. Print a few out and post them around town …
- Middle-class Ohioans would pay more in taxes while millionaires pay less. Millionaires in the state would receive an additional $87,000 in tax breaks under the tax plans of Gov. Romney and Rep. Ryan while middle-class families would pay $1,900 more in health care taxes and $1,066 more in taxes on their mortgages.
- Jobs would decline across Ohio. Gov. Romney and Rep. Ryan plan to provide extra tax incentives for corporations to outsource jobs and are pushing policy proposals to cripple the clean energy industry, jeopardizing 125,000 jobs across the state.
- Drastic cuts to federal spending would shrink Ohio’s middle class. The state stands to lose more than $106 billion in federal funding from 2013 through 2022, an average of more than $10 billion a year, from cuts to schools, law enforcement, highway repairs, job-training programs and more. These cuts would fall predominantly on middle-class and low-income families, especially cuts to education programs that would result in nearly $100 million in reduced federal support for education in the state in 2013 and 2014 alone.
- Seniors in Ohio would lose health care benefits and pay more. Gov. Romney and Rep. Ryan would force seniors in the state to pay at least $660 more for their prescription drugs each year.