Richard Cordray’s Proposals would put Ohio’s Economy in Jeopardy

Just eight years ago when Ted Strickland and Richard Cordray were in charge, nearly 400,000 Ohioans lost their jobs and our state was facing an $8 billion budget hole with only 89 cents in our savings account.

Now, Richard Corday is back with policy proposals that will inflate our state budget by $4 billion next year if he is elected. Ohio's legislative leaders held a press conference in October to question how Cordray would pay for his campaign promises which they say will total $16 billion in his first term. He told the Columbus Dispatch he will "harvest additional taxes" and drain the state reserves to pay for it all. This is not a strategy - it’s a dead end.

Legislative leaders and budget experts calculate that Cordray's spending proposals would cost Ohioans a 46% tax increase.

As a member of the Ohio House of Representatives, Richard Cordray supported more than a hundred tax increases on Ohioans.

Ohio’s economy has come a long way in the last eight years. We can’t afford to go back to the tax and spend policies of the Strickland - Cordray era.