What's in It for Us?

Voters in Ohio's Montgomery County want change, but the specter of higher taxes is making them squirm

BINGO NIGHT AT THE MONTGOMERY County Fairgrounds was passing slowly. But when a visitor started asking questions about Bill Clinton's plans to raise taxes, voices rose and necks were craned to catch the commotion. "Look, just because I have a little money to gamble with doesn't mean I can afford any more energy taxes or income taxes or any damn taxes," said Doug Smith Jr., 46, whose thick and callused hands testify to his part-time job as a carpet installer. "Enough!" Heads nodded up and down along the wooden table, one of 40 set up in the brightly lit but smoky...

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