Ohio's War on the Middle Class is in the Ugly column because it is just not happening in Ohio. In 48 of our 50 states cuts to government workers at the state, county, and local level have left people in the lurch. People with good educations who thought they were safe. People take government jobs for 2 main reasons: they want to give back to the community or they want a safe job that guarantees a paycheck and a secure retirement. They don't expect to get paid as much as the private sector but they want job security. They will take less as long as it is hard to lose their job. Someone along the way has forgotten this rule and politicians need to be reminded of it.