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Lower workers' comp rates? | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 36 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Apr 29, 2011, titled Lower workers' comp rates? | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

He is not yet halfway through his first year as Ohio's governor, but John Kasich has already proposed a reduction in workers' compensation insurance rates for the state's employers.

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Moving to Texas

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#1 Apr 29, 2011
Move in the right direction. Just keep it moving Governor, and maybe this state will be able to compete again some day.

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instine

Reynoldsburg, OH

#2 Apr 29, 2011
know whos going to get screwed on this one,the hurt worker & fam.i wondered how long before ol ksucker took food from the kids.
we we

Bellville, OH

#3 Apr 29, 2011
the poor get pooer and the rich get richer.Watch homeless he'll be after your tents next.
Sad

Columbus, OH

#4 Apr 29, 2011
instine wrote:
know whos going to get screwed on this one,the hurt worker & fam.i wondered how long before ol ksucker took food from the kids.
Anyone who owns a business in Ohio understands the inefficient and corrupt BWC. It has been run by the union slugs and there time is up, The Gov has lifted the rock and we are seeing the slugs squeal and run. Almost EVERY state allows business to use private insurance companies to handle workers comp, but the union slugs want to control it here, so the slugs pay corrupt money to elect DUMOCRATS who support the union slugs.
The result is business doesn't want to come or stay in Ohio. Get rid of the slugs and reform WBC and Ohio will work again.
allalike

Columbus, OH

#5 Apr 29, 2011
we we wrote:
the poor get pooer and the rich get richer.Watch homeless he'll be after your tents next.
The end result will be that people will be able to get a job if they want one.
What we need to do his get all the lazy people off workers comp that are more able to work than you and me, but thanks to all the phony doctors they continue to collect disability payments.
Okay

Columbus, OH

#6 Apr 29, 2011
Bubba,Tad,Cody, Ryan you have to go back to work now. HA!
Hope

Dublin, OH

#7 Apr 29, 2011
Instine is correct, SAD should stay in Wisconsin where he must live with slugs.
Opus One

Grove City, OH

#8 Apr 29, 2011
Just in case you forgot the Republicans in the past ran the BWC just like it was their own personal piggy bank.
Sad wrote:
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Anyone who owns a business in Ohio understands the inefficient and corrupt BWC. It has been run by the union slugs and there time is up, The Gov has lifted the rock and we are seeing the slugs squeal and run. Almost EVERY state allows business to use private insurance companies to handle workers comp, but the union slugs want to control it here, so the slugs pay corrupt money to elect DUMOCRATS who support the union slugs.
The result is business doesn't want to come or stay in Ohio. Get rid of the slugs and reform WBC and Ohio will work again.
CommonSense

United States

#9 Apr 29, 2011
Wow the way people on this board think is amazing. Did anyone question why the fund earned 640 million in Dividends last year? Under Taft those same morons were decrying the corruption in the investments, remember Coin-Gate? Why does the BWC need to take in that much money? It has more money on hand than the Social Security System does. It has taken more money out of businesses hands than it has paid out for years, yet talk of cutting those rates and the people go nuts as if they were talking about hurting the poor and working class. This is about cutting the amount of money TAXED to each company based on the company's Payroll. More employees, more money sent to Columbus to be invested by govt. Cutting the amount of money it takes to hire someone will lead to more people being hired. Just as raising the cost to hire people leads to current employees being asked to do more work, that is just Econ 100.
Disconnect

Columbus, OH

#10 Apr 29, 2011
The State of Ohio has a big budget hole and companies/people are running, not walking, from Ohio.

To correct the status quo will hurt. Cutting $8 billion from the budget will hurt. Making sacrifices will hurt. Standing up to special interest will hurt.

Where you sit is where you stand on these issues. If you are of those 50% of the citizens that do not pay Federal taxes and/or getting money from the State/Federal government, you probably will not like the immediate future.

This BWC is just a sign of many corrections that will come to our society, regardless of who is in charge or what I blog. Simply put, it takes everyone in the boat to row, just not half.

If you are truly a person with a disability, these comments are not directed toward you. But 1/2 of our citizens that are not paying Federal taxes are not all disabled, more people should be rowing the boat.
ColsMan

Columbus, OH

#11 Apr 29, 2011
Ohio BWC is a Thug Gang masquerading as government!

All Ohio S Corporations that are operated by the managing shareholders (small businesses set up as S corps) are BLACKMAILED into paying BWC even though the Ohio law states they are not required to. If you want to go to court and fight them, which costs 10x what you can pay in BWC blackmail contributions, you can.

BWC is a corrupt, mismanaged, leaderless, bloated bureaucracy, constantly settling false claims with large rewards with OUR dollars!!
just listening

United States

#12 Apr 29, 2011
Big deal. If you can't work take what the State can offer and apply for social security disability benefits and move on.
taxpayer

Yellow Springs, OH

#13 Apr 29, 2011
There needs to be more investigators. I know some of these so called injured workers are out playing golf, fishing and sitting at home while others are working. It's a joke anymore. I here some laughing about it. It's like welfare without the shame of being on it. they proudly state they are on WOkrers Comp. because they were injured at work, "now what time is tee off?" Another thing that needs to be revised are the medical Doctors that do some of these BWC exams. They bill hundreds of dollars for their 3 minutes exam. Their computer spits out an 8 page exam that took them 3 minutes and pass on the cost to the taxpayer. This problem has been ignored for years.
TomSawyer

Reynoldsburg, OH

#14 Apr 29, 2011
If you love unions, this one's for you!!!!

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/true-story-pa...
TomSawyer

Reynoldsburg, OH

#15 Apr 29, 2011
I think like only 2 or 3 states still have their BWC controlled by the state and Ohio is one of them. Why is that? 47 other states can't be that wrong. Privatize the Ohio BWC and the state will save millions, probably billions.

Since: Feb 11

Grove City, OH

#16 Apr 29, 2011
Sad wrote:
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Anyone who owns a business in Ohio understands the inefficient and corrupt BWC. It has been run by the union slugs and there time is up, The Gov has lifted the rock and we are seeing the slugs squeal and run. Almost EVERY state allows business to use private insurance companies to handle workers comp, but the union slugs want to control it here, so the slugs pay corrupt money to elect DUMOCRATS who support the union slugs.
The result is business doesn't want to come or stay in Ohio. Get rid of the slugs and reform WBC and Ohio will work again.
Anyone care to remember back when the Republican(corrupt governor)Bob Taft and his crooked cronies stole from BWC? Tom Noe and the "coingate" scandal ring a bell for any of you loyal Republican lemmings? Less than 3/4 of the states money was ever recovered. And you fools think that this Republican crook is going to do any better? If so, I have ocean-front property on Lake Erie for sale.
Really

Westerville, OH

#17 Apr 29, 2011
Thank the Lord this good news is happening now. If the same news had surfaced when the dems were in charge, they would have somehow found a way to SPEND the rewards of success instead of passing it along back to the employers, employees, and taxpayers.
PSL_Holder

Dublin, OH

#18 Apr 29, 2011
Privatize workers comp in Ohio. We also have operations in KY and IN and in both those states we get lower rates and our insurance company just signs us up for a private policy. If it will work there it will work here.
JobsforOhio

Euclid, OH

#19 Apr 29, 2011
Sad wrote:
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Anyone who owns a business in Ohio understands the inefficient and corrupt BWC. It has been run by the union slugs and there time is up, The Gov has lifted the rock and we are seeing the slugs squeal and run. Almost EVERY state allows business to use private insurance companies to handle workers comp, but the union slugs want to control it here, so the slugs pay corrupt money to elect DUMOCRATS who support the union slugs.
The result is business doesn't want to come or stay in Ohio. Get rid of the slugs and reform WBC and Ohio will work again.
Union "slugs" are the reason you have the good life you live. Unions fighted for protection for workers hurt on the job. Workers comp is needed to continue where its at or more. Kasuck is only going to give the tax cuts to his buddies on wall street. When your hurt on the job families and children will starve with the cuts to workers comp. Recall kasuck!!!!!
Rob Acherly

Columbus, OH

#20 Apr 29, 2011
How about lowering the salaries of the state's bureau of worker's comp about 20%? Them people are making a boatload.

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