Given a choice between siding with what’s best for taxpayers or contributors, Ohio’s Republican-run House will almost always choose the latter.
When it comes to consistently selling out their constituents, House Speaker Bill Batchelder and his crew have no peers. Rare is the occasion when good government bests a good-sized check.
The working poor, the ill, gays, women, people who prefer to breathe clean air — none of them have a chance on Batchelder’s playground. When big oil objected to a tiny tax in return for extracting gas worth billions from Ohio’s soil, Batchelder instantly dropped his support for the tax, seemingly not the least bit bothered about betraying Gov. John Kasich in the process.
But the House’s latest sellout may be its most shameful yet — targeting Ohio’s young adults, the ones who lack, but desperately need, a high school diploma.
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