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NOARD INC ( formerly Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Depot ) no longer 
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Why are so many Retail-Stores closing?

  August 21, 2001

  TO: Governor Bob Taft, State of Ohio
  TO: All State House Representatives, Ohio

  Subject: The State of Ohio remains abusive to its retailers, forcing many of them to close.

  Why can't someone figure it out. News reports indicate a continued closing of retail stores
  in shopping centers. More and more vacant stores appear all over the State of Ohio. Yet, the
  State of Ohio continues to insist that retailers must collect Ohio Sales-Tax and pay personal
  property tax on their inventories, which those taxes keep them noncompetitive, locally.

  Why on earth, would any retailer want to continue operating in the State of Ohio when the
  Ohio consumer benefits by shopping "on-line". There is a FIVE YEAR stay on any new
  taxes mandated by the Federal Government. The Streamline Sales-Tax Plan that Ohio is
  participating in is years away, and won't correct most of the unfair tax differences that the
  Ohio retailers will still be left with.

  The State of Ohio has not provided any relief to its own Ohio retailers to remain competitive
  with Ohio consumers. You can blame the economic times, or the convenience of ordering
  on-line, as reasons that the Ohio consumers aren't going to the Ohio retailers as often, but,
  you still haven't provided any tax relief, to the Ohio retailer, to make any effort to try and
  save those retailers either, or, allow them to compete on a equal opportunity basis locally.

  All blame is put onto the Federal Government, when actually, its the State of Ohio who is
  to blame, for not adjusting its laws, as the trends in consumer choices changed.

  Ohio Sales-Tax collections will continue to drop, more and more retail stores will close
  reducing property-tax revenues from inventories. Consumers will continue to ignore their
  requirement to pay use-taxes (that's a fact)! Ohio Government, because of its apparent
  insistence that Use-taxes will offset the loss of Sales-Tax revenues, has put its own self in
  the position of being in financial trouble, at the same time, putting many of its own Ohio
  retailers, also in financial trouble.

  The State of Ohio should have made changes 30 to 40 years ago to protect its needed
  revenues, but it didn't. Now the pressures have become so great on the Ohio retailers, who
  have lost much of its Ohio consumers business, that many of them will simply disappear.

  Every time you hear of another retail store closing its doors, you better analyze whether it
  was the State of Ohio's unfair taxation laws that ruined that business. The State of Ohio
  is ignoring that changes should have been made many years ago, and has/is, remaining
  abusive to its own retailers, by not taking emergency measures to protect its own retailers
  local business with the Ohio consumers, by removing Sales-Tax and property-taxes on
  inventories. The State laws, will also, put County and City needed revenues in jeopardy.

  The State of Ohio needs to adjust its revenue needs, to be derived from increased Income-
  Taxes, and not Sales-Taxes and Inventory-Taxes. Unless this is done now, then Ohio
  Government will continue to force many more of its own Ohio retailers to leave, or die.

  Please help make the necessary changes, to help save many Ohio retail stores.

  Rick Wells - NOARD.
  Brunswick, OH 44212

  PH: 330 225-7373    E-mail: k8sci@noard.com

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  August 21, 2001 (letter two)

  TO: Governor Bob Taft, and all State House Representatives, Ohio
  TO: Local Television Stations - NEWS

  RE: Recent closings of the retail stores in downtown Cleveland, and in neighborhood malls.

  I GIVE UP - OHIO RETAIL STORE BUSINESS SUCKS. IN FACT, RETAIL STORE BUSINESS
  IS DEAD, AND THE STATE OF OHIO KILLED IT. ITS TIME TO REPLACE ALL OHIO OFFICIALS,
  AND OHIO LEGISLATORS, SINCE THE CURRENT ONES, ARE DOING NOTHING TO FIX IT.

  ANYONE DESIRING TO OPEN A RETAIL-STORE, OR KEEP ONE OPEN IN OHIO, IS NUTS!

  Writing to Ohio Government is a total waste of time. They have absolutely no intentions of doing
  anything to keep Ohio Small and/or Large Retail Business competitive with the Ohio consumers.

  I hope that the State of Ohio Revenues from Sales-Tax drops another 2 Billion Dollars. They are the
  ones that will make that happen by continuing to ignore fair taxation, and deserve all of the credit for
  that.

  I hope that 65 percent of all Retail-Stores close their doors. Why not? They forced them to be
  unpaid Tax-Collectors, and required them to pay personal-property tax on their inventory, and it
  didn't matter that they could no longer be competitive with local consumers.

  I hope that a lot more Ohio consumers buy mail-order and on the Internet from out-of-state firms.
  Maybe if 80 percent of all consumer items (merchandise) was brought that way, the State of Ohio
  might change its thinking on how taxation revenues might be fairly generated. It only matters if the
  consumers benefit.  And they only want three things:1.) Lowest Price, 2.) Free Shipping, 3.) No
  Tax.

  I hope out-of-state firms keep coming into Ohio, collect the Ohio Sales-Tax, and leave with most of
  it as their profit. It will give them more encouragement to come back, and it will help kill any 
  remaining Ohio retailers still left. "Free-Trade" will not be allowed within Ohio, and the Ohio retailer
  selling to the Ohio consumer is not an important issue, only the tax revenue imposed on the Ohio
  retailer, is important.

  ALL OHIO RETAIL STORES MUST CONVERT TO BECOME OUT-OF-STATE MAILORDER
  SHIPPERS. SERVING THE LOCAL OHIO CONSUMER IS THE LOWEST PRIORITY. THE
  OHIO CONSUMER WILL ONLY USE YOU TO MEASURE WHAT THEY CAN SAVE BY BUYING
  OUT OF STATE. DUMP THE HIGH-PRICED STORE FRONT, OPERATE FROM A WAREHOUSE!

  State Governments are "crying" of financial strain caused by the economy. Well, its the State
  officials who ignored the changes in the way consumers make their purchases. While the State
  Governments continued to ignore what was developing with the mail-order and Internet, they failed
  to monitor the unfair strain that they were putting onto their own businesses. So why the hell should
  any Ohio business give a damn about the condition of the State of Ohio, after all, the State didn't
  seem to worry about the business that the local retailer was losing from the local consumer,
  caused by unfair taxation..

  The delay (in time) of the State of Ohio Government, to make taxation changes, that would allow
  local Ohio retailers to compete on a equal opportunity basis with the Ohio consumer, is
  irresponsible, and has been totally unfair to the Ohio residents, who are the owners of those Ohio
  retail stores. That unfairness also extends to the Cities and County Governments, as well as, the
  landlords/developers who own and count on retailers, to be tenants, in order for them to rely on their
  needed revenues to occupy their shopping centers. Are you willing to gamble that retail-stores can
  hold out indefinitely?

  They should have enacted changes years ago. What your seeing now, with retail stores closing up,
  was caused by the State of Ohio ignoring its responsibility, of applying fair taxation laws.

  Rick Wells - NOARD, Brunswick, OH 44212
  PH: 330 225-7373 E-mail: k8sci@noard.com

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