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Old 6 November 2009, 14:33
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Ohio Issue 1

So here in Ohio we just recently passed a new issue:

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Essentially, it gives Veterans who served in the Persian Gulf/Iraq/AStan up to 1,000 bucks.

The funny thing is, Ohio's economy is shit right now. We have one of the biggest universities in the Country and pretty much all the young brainiacs conduct mass exodus upon graduating. Cleveland is dying and Cinci aint doing much better.

To fund this initiative, we have to sell off a shitload of bonds. We will go farther into debt by doing this, and ultimately it will land on the citizens doorstep in the form of taxes.

So, my general feeling is, this is fucking retarded. Veterans volunteered for service and there are PLENTY of programs and benefits in place to help out Veterans.

Just thought I'd throw it out the board and see what y'all think.

I'm amazed by how foolish this is.
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Old 6 November 2009, 14:39
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If your economy is that bad, funding this isn't going to change it one way or the other. Many states have done this. Additionally, the money will go right back into the economy of your state since it's going to Vets that live there, vice students that will move away.
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Old 6 November 2009, 14:40
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Take the $1000 then go to Vegas...
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Old 6 November 2009, 14:54
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If your economy is that bad, funding this isn't going to change it one way or the other. Many states have done this. Additionally, the money will go right back into the economy of your state since it's going to Vets that live there, vice students that will move away.
I'm not informed enough to comment on how severely/or benignly this will interact with our Economy.

I just think the timing is extremely poor. Axing State Employees left and right and handing out a grand to Veterans doesnt jive. That being said, the sentiment is not lost me.

We just passed an initiative to build Casinos here. So, no need to fly all the way to Vegas.
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