Every year I go to the polls, I seem to be faced with the same decision: Which of the two bad options is the lesser of two evils?
That’s just as much a dilemma going into this Tuesday’s election as it was during the 2016 presidential race.
This year, however, it’s not about which ill-suited individual will lead but whether or not bad policy is better than no policy at all.
The issue in question, of course, is the confusing statewide Issue 2, or the Drug Price Relief Act as it has been dubbed by its proponents.
More than $100 million has been pumped into advertising campaigns for and against the referendum — with a constant bombardment of television ads and printed mailings arriving daily.
The proponents, on one hand, point out that prescription drug manufacturers are raking in money hand over fist by overcharging Americans for medication. True. They fail to disclose, however, that the lawyers who are funding Issue 2 will be allowed to sue the state of Ohio at taxpayer expense if the referendum becomes law.
- Written by REUBEN MEES