Columbus CEOs Support for City Income Tax Hike
This article from The Other Paper’s Steph Greegor is interesting, but hardly surprising:
It was a bit of a shocker to Dr. Thomas C. Sawyer when the results of his 2009 leadership survey rolled in and showed the majority of his respondents—53 percent to be exact—gave a thumbs-up to the proposed city of Columbus .5 percent income tax increase.
“I was kind of surprised that the margin was so wide, because most of those folks are Republicans,” said Sawyer, president of Opinion Consultants, a market research and communications firm that have been conducting this Central Ohio leadership survey since 1997.
The study surveyed 550 Central Ohio CEOs and other city leaders, such as presidents of universities, small business councils and other community leadership organizations, said Sawyer. He said 214 of those responded.
This is in addition to the Columbus Chamber of Commerence endorsing the tax increase.
Perhaps that this should serve as a reminder that small-government conservatism is not synonymous with corporatism.