PolitiFact Shoots Down State Reps Claim About Wendy’s Founder

No deathbed conversions here.
  • No deathbed conversions here.

Only days after deflating a State Rep’s claim that bargaining agreement protesters in Columbus used the statehouse as a personal porta potty, PolitiFact strikes again, this time dismantling an Ohio GOPer’s statements about America’s favorite fast food baron, Dave Thomas.

In a guest spot on 90.3’s “Sound of Ideas” show, State Rep Jay Hottinger riffed about Ohio’s high estate tax, a piece of tax code red tape that forces older Ohio residents to relocate over the state line, according to Hottinger. His prime example was Thomas, the founder of Wendy’s.

"Dave Thomas left the state literally on his deathbed to avoid the estate tax," Hottinger said during the show.

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