By Jeff Berding
I’m a registered Democrat who voted for Ted Strickland and Barack Obama, and I’m voting YES on State Issue 2.
The future of our state is too important to let partisan politics keep us from doing what we know is right.
As a former three-term city council member for the City of Cincinnati, I saw first-hand the crisis our local communities are facing. We’re gutting vital services and fighting for ways to avoid lay-offs of good teachers, firefighters and police officers because we can’t afford the rising cost of government.
Something has to change. And paying more taxes to preserve the status quo is not the answer.
That’s why I agree with President Obama when he said it’s time for government employees to embrace “broad sacrifice” and be partners in the reform process. Listen for yourself: