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There are 26 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Sep 8, 2010, titled Ohio factory workers hope contract vote saves jobs | The Columbus D.... In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

Workers at an Ohio auto parts plant that is slated to close will vote on a new contract this weekend.

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Stoolies

Mount Hope, OH

#21 Sep 8, 2010
It sucks when you price yourself out of a job.
Hope and Change my fanny

Columbus, OH

#22 Sep 8, 2010
Too little, too late. You union lackeys listened to your vulgar union bosses and drank the Obama / Kilroy Kool-Aid. Face turning blue? Choking? No food money for the family? No cash for Budweiser or lottery tickets? And now, you appeal to your employer for an antidote with your disingenious appeal? But you always thought your "boss" was the president of your union local. Go ask his sorry fanny for help. Fat chance you will ever be gainfully employed again in your lifetime with your lack of education, reasoning and common sense.
Debunk the Story

Norwich, OH

#23 Sep 8, 2010
Most Ohioans do not realize that the greedy state of Ohio enacted the CAT tax. That stands for Commercial Activity Tax. That means if an Ohio business does ANY commercial activity it will be taxed for it, REGARDLESS WHETHER OR NOT THE TRANSACTION WAS PROFITABLE. If our business liquidates inventory UNDER OUR COST that is activity and we still have to pay the State of Ohio for the privilige of losing money. If we lift a finger in Ohio, or conduct ANY KIND of commercial activity we have created a taxable event and will have to pay CAT tax. Is it any wonder that private business is paralyzed in Ohio? Our company USED to hire many more people in Ohio at good paying jobs. We have been bludgeoned with excessive regulation and interference by unknowing, uncaring, incompetent bureaucrats and taxed out the wazoo. Our companies Ohio operations are now barely a skeleton force with most of our business transferred to states that want us while we are planning our final departure from this late great state. Its sad but none of us are going to miss Ohio after being run over roughshod like this. In past years we have contributed a lot but got little in return. By the way, we ARE NOT A UNION COMPANY AND GET ZERO AID OR ASSISTANCE FROM THE STATE.
Barry Soto

Dublin, OH

#24 Sep 8, 2010
Say How is that "Change Thing" working for you? "Rust Belt" boys at work....I know what to do, "Lets Raise Income Tax" and boost the Property Taxes also...
Phu Bai Joe

AOL

#25 Sep 9, 2010
Debunk the Story wrote:
Most Ohioans do not realize that the greedy state of Ohio enacted the CAT tax. That stands for Commercial Activity Tax. That means if an Ohio business does ANY commercial activity it will be taxed for it, REGARDLESS WHETHER OR NOT THE TRANSACTION WAS PROFITABLE. If our business liquidates inventory UNDER OUR COST that is activity and we still have to pay the State of Ohio for the privilige of losing money. If we lift a finger in Ohio, or conduct ANY KIND of commercial activity we have created a taxable event and will have to pay CAT tax. Is it any wonder that private business is paralyzed in Ohio? Our company USED to hire many more people in Ohio at good paying jobs. We have been bludgeoned with excessive regulation and interference by unknowing, uncaring, incompetent bureaucrats and taxed out the wazoo. Our companies Ohio operations are now barely a skeleton force with most of our business transferred to states that want us while we are planning our final departure from this late great state. Its sad but none of us are going to miss Ohio after being run over roughshod like this. In past years we have contributed a lot but got little in return. By the way, we ARE NOT A UNION COMPANY AND GET ZERO AID OR ASSISTANCE FROM THE STATE.
I believe that you'll find that the CAT tax was a product of the Taft Administration and his Republican Legislature.
Bob

Buford, GA

#26 Sep 9, 2010
Phu Bai Joe wrote:
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So you say workers comp is too high. I would ask, compared to what? Like any insurance policy "you get what you pay for". And if you compare Indiana rates to Ohio's, then you're right. But for the injured worker, the Buckeye stands to be less devastated financially than his Hoosier counterpart.
As for state workers, it would appear that you would like to see minimum wage paid to your food inspectors, highway patrolmen, national guardsmen, workplace safety inspectors, park rangers, health inspectors, EPA field people, agriculture regulators (want more Buckeye egg Farms?) etc. Don't you want professionals doing those jobs well? If so you should pay them a wage to interest them in public service. But then , if you just want cheap then don't complain about the quality of servent you get! I wonder how much less the members of the Supreme Court will take.
Concerning regulations that are unnecessary, I ask which ones? Speed limits, building codes, electrical requirements, how about agricultural runoff into our state parks? Perhaps, we can eliminate fire codes, air pollution requirements, standards for bridge construction and allow contaminants to engulf all work places. I simply ask you and John Kasich to specify which "dumb regulations" are you so cavalierly willing to throw out?
Finally, I've experienced the "benefit" of cutting corporate taxes. Before the (CAT Tax cut) my community of Minster didn't have an income tax. But after that became effective, Dannon Yogurt, Minster Machine and Precision Strip factories here paid less so we residents have to make up the difference with a previously uneeded tax
Why do libs always threaten to layoff police and firemen. Instead, lets stop Gaurding Korea's border and pull our troops from Germany and Japan. we could also eliminate wasteful spending on items not needed like the stimulus, 500grand for new windows in a closed visitor center that nobody plans to reopen, thats 6 firefighters for a year. How many cops and firemen can be employed with 800 billion ?

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