House Votes On Budget, And Experts Debate Income Tax Cuts and Job Creation

As promised, House Republicans brought their version of Gov. John Kasich’s budget to the floor this week.

One of the most fundamental debates in this budget has been the question of income tax cuts and whether they create jobs. Republicans have long claimed they do. Democrats have long said they don’t. Discussing that crucial issue are two experts on the economic impact of tax policy. Jon Honeck is the director of public policy and advocacy with at the Center for Community Solutions, a progressive-leaning think tank out of Cleveland. And Richard Vedder is a distinguished professor of economics at Ohio University in Athens and is an adjunct scholar with the conservative American Enterprise Institute, and has testified in favor of Gov. Kasich’s budget. He joins us through the facilities of WOUB in Athens.

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