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Kohls seems quite happy preaching fiscal responsibility and belt-tightening when teachers and school staff are the ones on the receiving end of the cuts, but she doesn’t seem to quite muster up the same fervor for fiscal control in her personal life.
In 2010, the Dayton Daily News reported that Kelly and her husband were unable to keep up with the payments on their three car loans and the $829,000 in mortgages on their $450,000 house. They declared bankruptcy that same year with total liabilities of $908,110. School board members are paid by the meeting. Since 2008, Ms. Kohls has earned a total of $12,750.
Kohls blamed her financial woes on the “catastrophic financial events that has (sic) led our country into this recession” and explained that she was unable to find another loan after her home value dropped and her “mortgager went out of business”.
Ironically, the first national Tea Party protests were sparked by comments from CNBC’s Rick Santelli who went on a live TV rant about federal government plans to help refinance bad mortgages like Kohls’. Santelli claimed the government was “promoting bad behavior” and “subsidizing losers’ mortgages”.
Given the outcome of Kohls’ poor financial decisions, it’s hard to take anything she says about personal responsibility seriously. Still, Kohls continues to travel widely, speaking about her “successes” in starving Springboro schools of funding while putting her conservative, Tea Party stamp on the district.