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Columbus CEOs Support for City Income Tax Hike

July 23, 2009 at 12:54 pm Matt Leave a comment Go to comments

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.

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  1. BuckeyeBullMoose
    July 23rd, 2009 at 18:26 | #1

    Check out the Finance Report filed today by the Strong Neighborhoods and Good Jobs Committee (the Issue 1 support group). Hundreds of thousands of dollars are coming from these same businesses.

  2. Matthew
    July 23rd, 2009 at 18:27 | #2

    Great! Will you be posting it on your Bullmoose blog?

  3. BuckeyeBullMoose
    July 24th, 2009 at 10:10 | #3

    Yes, there is a link in my blog to the full finance report.

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