Taxpayers Don’t Stand a Chance is an in-depth case study on the perennial election battleground State of Ohio, including a microanalysis of Ohio’s political landscape. It describes how Ohio went from being an economic and political leader to a national laggard. As shown by specific examples, Ohio’s fall occurred because the political system puts entrenched interests ahead of taxpayers, and politicians spend precious resources on the wrong issues or make things worse. With the news media’s failure to give equal coverage to conservative ideas and to expose government excesses, voters are unable to make informed decisions. The political and journalistic failures stop key economic reforms from being implemented, make it impossible for Ohioans to prevent higher taxes, and keep Ohio indentured to labor unions. These failures are not just occurring in Ohio but are happening in states and localities everywhere. In Taxpayers Don’t Stand a Chance, Matt Mayer lays out major reforms aimed at giving taxpayers everywhere a chance to fight back and win.
Matt A. Mayer is the President of Provisum Strategies which provides strategic and tactical political and policy advice to public and private-sector clients. He also serves as President of Opportunity Ohio, as a Visiting Fellow with The Heritage Foundation, and as a Research Fellow at the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs. He previously served as President of the Buckeye Institute for Public Policy Solutions, Ohio’s top free market think tank.