GOP Tax Reform has had a significant impact on Ohio workers, but Democrat gubernatorial candidates Richard Cordray and Dennis Kucinich continue to remain silent on Democrat plans to reverse bonuses and increased wages made possible by tax cuts. Neither of the two leading candidates has said a word as their party’s leaders make tax hikes on the American people their top priority for the 2018 election cycle.
Duke Energy just announced that its customers in Ohio will receive roughly $20 million in annual tax savings as a direct result of GOP tax reform. Also, Ohio-based grocery chain Kroger revealed this week it would add 11,000 new jobs, $500 million in employee pay raises and benefits, as well as new investments in training and development for its workers. This comes after Ohio companies including Fifth Third Bancorp, J.M. Smucker Co., and First Communications have committed to awarding large bonuses and raising wages for thousands of working Ohioans because of savings from tax cuts.
Even as the people of Ohio continue to reap the rewards of tax reform, Cordray and Kucinich refuse to give them any indication that they will defend the raises, bonuses, and savings they have received as a result of tax reform. Ohioans deserve answers from Cordray and Kucinich: Will they stand with the people of their state? Or with Nancy Pelosi and her allies in Washington D.C.?