Friday, August 29, 2008

Pick Lieberman

Political experts such as ourselves have determined that John McCain is down to 3 choices for his important VP selection - Mitt Romney, Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty, and Joe Lieberman. Lieberman is the only candidate with a strong history of raising taxes and spending. Therefore we expect McCain to select Lieberman.

McCain has a record of opposing tax increases and opposing high spending. This is contrary to the goals of our movement, which is to encourage the Republican Party to raise taxes and spending. It is important that McCain bring a tax-and-spend politician on board to balance out his poor record on our issues of importance.

Joe Lieberman is by far the best choice. He has a great record of supporting tax increases and increasing spending. We strongly oppose the selection of Romney and Pawlenty. Neither one of them have given any indication that they share our views on these important issues.

We are especially opposed to Governor Pawlenty. When Pawlenty became Governor his state was faced with a big budget shortfall. He had a perfect excuse to raise taxes. Instead, he was one of the only Governors in America who balanced the budget without raising taxes. This record of limited government is unacceptable! A McCain-Pawlenty ticket would be incredibly damaging to our tax-and-spend movement.

McCain-Lieberman '08.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Chris Monzel also obstructs higher taxes

Just like Pat DeWine, Chris Monzel is hugely disappointing on our core issue of raising taxes. We support higher taxes. Monzel and DeWine oppose higher taxes, and we find this unacceptable.

As we reported in our latest attack against DeWine, the Port Authority has been granted expanded powers to take property using eminent domain and to place tax increases on the ballot without approval from elected officials. We recently discovered that Cincinnati City Council also approved these changes, with Monzel voting against them.

The evidence is clear. Chris Monzel opposes higher taxes. If you believe, as we do, that you aren't taxed enough and must be forced to pay much more of your income to the government, you must oppose Monzel. We are serving notice to Monzel that he must start supporting big tax increases if he is to continue receiving support from the Republican Party (of higher taxes).

Thursday, August 21, 2008

DeWine obstructs higher taxes

Once again we are compelled to condemn Pat Dewine for standing between you and higher taxes. Recently Commissioner DeWine voted against giving the Port Authority the power to directly place tax increases on the ballot and take property through eminent domain.

It is vital for the government to have the ability to take your home, with or without your permission, for any reason it deems necessary. Todd Portune and David Pepper understand this. Sadly, Pat DeWine does not.

This vote is also a continuation of DeWine's history of opposing tax increases. This proposal made it easier to raise your taxes. An unelected Port Authority would have had the ability to place a tax increase on the ballot themselves, without the support of the County Commissioners or any other elected body. We support anything that makes it easier to raise our taxes, and therefore we support this proposal as well.

We applaud Todd Portune and David Pepper for standing strong for higher taxes and expanding eminent domain powers. They realize how badly this region needs higher taxes and more property confiscation. Pat DeWine, on the other hand, continues to show us why we gave him our Enemy of the Treasury award, as he continues down this destructive path of opposing tax increases.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Join us tonite

Finally, the Virgil Lovitt campaign begins tonight! We want you to join us.

To celebrate Virgil's big kickoff, we are hosting a huge tax rally tonight at 8:00 at the Sharonville Convention Center. We hear we may be joined by none other than Todd Portune. Come show your support for higher taxes and Virgil Lovitt!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Lovitt campaign update

Hey everyone, we hope you had a relaxing weekend. We wish we would have had more work for you to do. Even though Virgil initially promised to hit the ground running for this campaign, we campaign strategists determined the best thing to do for now was get organized. But we promise, we will start this campaign soon!

We do have some solid progress to report. We have successfully updated Virgil's website. We think our work is great and are confident you will too. Stay strong and keep supporting our man Virgil.

Friday, August 15, 2008

The cutest picture you ever saw

We owe another round of thanks to you, our great supporters! We are so happy to announce that earlier today, our man Virgil Lovitt was unanimously selected by the Hamilton County Republican Party Executive Committee to be our nominee for the 28th District State Representative. Not one person dared cross us. Everyone knows we run this party.

Later in the evening our great Chairman Alex Triantafilou gave us all a special gift. On his blog entry on Virg's selection, Alex posted this gem of a picture:

What could be greater than seeing a picture of Bill Seitz, our 2007 Tax Hiker of the Year, posing with our 2008 Tax Hiker of the Year Virgil Lovitt. This is a sign of the great momentum our viewpoint in the party has built. We must keep it going. Virgil Lovitt for State Rep!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

R4HT hits the big-time

Within the past 2 weeks our blog has experienced tremendous growth, just like Virgil Lovitt's Sharonville has experienced a tremendous growth in prostitution. The latest evidence is our mention in The Cincinnati Enquirer Politics blog. You can only imagine the pride and honor we felt by being included in the blog of our hometown newspaper! This shows the work we are doing to permanently transform the Republican Party to a party of higher taxes is paying off! Good job everyone.

As proud as we are of this accomplishment, we do have to make a slight correction. The Enquirer referred to us as "some local conservatives". That is not accurate. We are not conservatives. We oppose conservatives, just like the Hamilton County Republican Party opposes conservatives. We want higher taxes. We Republicans who support higher taxes are not conservative.

That minor issue aside, we are more energized than ever and plan to continue to do great work. We will be campaigning hard for our man Virgil Lovitt through Election Day. We will make sure every voter in the district understands how badly he wants to raise your taxes and re-elect Todd Portune! With this winning message we have no doubt we will elect Virgil Lovitt as our State Representative!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Great work team!


Thank you all so much for all the work you did to select Virgil Lovitt for State Representative! We have succeeded in convincing the Hamilton County Republican Party's Screening Committee to recommend our man Virg to be appointed as our candidate for State Representative.

If you support raising taxes and endorse Democrats for County Commissioner, you will get the backing of the Hamilton County Republican Party. Why should the Republican Party ever resort to nominating a candidate who supports other Republicans? That is not how we do business anymore.

Now that Virgil has been chosen we expect everyone to get behind him. He is a great Republican who supports higher taxes and Todd Portune. If you don't support Virgil, then you aren't a loyal Republican.

We don't want the Democrats to take over the State House and raise our taxes. We want to make sure the Republicans get to do it themselves. Virgil Lovitt for State Rep.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Taft Supports Lovitt for State Rep.

Good afternoon Comrades,

We are in the midst of one of the most exciting election cycles of my lifetime. Never before has there been a more exciting field of reliable tax increasers running for elected office. It's important that we support the Republican defenders of high taxes wherever they may be.

As you know, I was one of this State's most prolific tax and spenders as Governor. But I couldn't have done it alone. I needed underlings in the Statehouse like Jean Schmidt to help me bolster Ohio's lagging economy with untold millions in new taxes and additional spending.

That's why I'm writing to you today. We have a real opportunity to send another tax hiker to Columbus. As you may know, Virgil Lovitt is strongly being considered as a replacement for State Representative Jim Raussen. Virgil is a staunch defender of higher taxes. He has supported every single tax hike to come down the pike. From levies propping up failing schools to the Issue 27 sales tax increase Virgil has been solidly in our camp the whole way.

Clearly Sharonville has benefited from Virgil's high-tax policies. Sharonville is the gem of Hamilton County. Just ask one of the many entrepreneurial young ladies who sell their bodies in Sharonville's numerous cheap motels.

I implore you comrades - Please contact the Hamilton County Republican Party and urge them to send Virgil Lovitt to Columbus. Let's put Virg on the fast-track to the Governor's mansion and Ohio on the path towards economic recovery. We all know this State needs higher taxes, increased spending, and additional layers of government bureaucracy. Nobody can deliver as well as Virgil!


Governor Bob Taft

Special Announcement

We at Republicans for Higher Taxes have promised to update regularly through Election Day. When we make a promise, it can be taken to the bank. To make sure we live up to your high (taxing) standards, I am so much pleased to announce that we have added a contributor to our staff.

Everyone join us in welcoming Governor Bob Taft! Governor Tax has generously agreed to give his time to help us advocate higher taxes across this great state and county. As you know, Bob Tax was a great friend of the treasury during his reign of power. He raised Sales Taxes, Gas Taxes, Hotel Taxes, anything he could do to take more money out of our pockets. We are so pleased to have his expertise on our staff.


Fearless Leader and Main Creator of Republicans for Higher Taxes

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Virgil Lovitt - 2008 Tax Hiker of the Year

We at the Executive Committee of Republicans for Higher Taxes are proud to announce Virgil Lovitt has been named our 2008 Tax Hiker of the Year. It did not take our committee long to arrive at this decision. There is nobody over the past year who has done more to advance the cause of higher taxes than our man Virgil. Consider Virgil's excellent record:

-- Virgil was a vocal supporter of Issue 27, the Simon Leis Sales Tax hike. Even though 56% of Hamilton County and 57% of the 28th House District opposed this tax, Virgil knew they were wrong and stood strong behind our efforts to raise taxes. We hope Virgil will use his campaign to reprimand the 57% of voters in his district for voting against this Sales Tax increase.

-- He has been one of Congresswoman Jean Schmidt's biggest supporters. Schmidt of course has been one of the great Republican tax hikers of our time.

-- Under Virgil's fine leadership, the prostitution industry in Sharonville has been thriving. This has brought good, high-paying jobs to a depressed town and enticed lonely men to spend their money in local Sharonville businesses.

-- Courageous Virgil opposed Pat DeWine's nomination for Judge earlier this year. Virgil openly stated that DeWine's low-tax policies are harmful to Sharonville. See, this is a guy who gets it. Lower taxes are bad for Sharonville and they're bad for everyone else too.

-- Finally, Virgil Lovitt has announced his endorsement of Democrat Todd Portune for County Commissioner. Lovitt is not just content to support every tax increase he encounters, he goes the extra mile by supporting the Democrats who propose these tax increases. Nothing will stand between Mayor Lovitt and higher taxes.

October update - we have decided to update this entry to include more historical information.

-- Virg supported a whopping 50% income tax hike for the taxpayers of Sharonville.

-- Our man Mayor Lovitt also endorsed the latest failed Princeton Schools tax hike. Coincidently, Princeton's then-Superintendent Aaron Mackey endorsed Lovitt's re-election.

-- Lovitt supported the huge hotel tax increase for Hamilton County which more than doubled the old tax rate. Virg loves this tax so much that he opposes ending it early when the convention center bills are paid off. That's our kind of tax hiker. Even after a tax has raised all the money necessary for its stated purpose, Virg wants the tax to continue anyways.

-- A proud Bob Taft Republican, Virgil Lovitt endorsed and campaigned for Bob Taft's 3rd Frontier spending program. Its goal was to rebuild Ohio's economy, and everyone can see how well it has worked.

As you can see, nobody is more deserving of this award than our friend and ally, Sharonville Mayor Virgil Lovitt. When other politicians backed away from tax increases after the 2nd consecutive defeat of a jail tax, Virgil has only stepped forward and continued with his mission to raise our taxes. For this fine record, we have proudly awarded Virgil Lovitt the 2008 Tax Hiker of the Year!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Rampant prostitution in Virgil Lovitt's Sharonville

If Sharonville Mayor Virgil Lovitt is mad this morning, he has good reason to be. Behind his back the police have been cracking down on the rampant prostitution services offered throughout Sharonville's lovely strip malls and motels.

Virgil should be upset. These are good, high-paying jobs that have been thriving in Sharonville under Virgil's great leadership.

This has also been a great way for Sharonville to bring in outside money. When old, fat men need that extra loving, they've been coming to Sharonville, and once there they spend their money in local Sharonville businesses.

We applaud Mayor Virgil Lovitt for creating the conditions that led to an explosion of prostitution in Sharonville. We call on Virgil to investigate his police force and demand answers.

Finally, remember to continue your push to elect Virgil as our State Representative. We want to see prostitution grow in the rest of the 28th District just like it has in Virgil Lovitt's Sharonville.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Back in Business

Loyal readers - we have some great news to share with you. Republicans for Higher Taxes has committed to become a force for the rest of election season! We promise to update this blog regularly through election day. It won't be every day since we are a specialized blog and our issues aren't discussed every day, but not more than a few days will pass between posts.

We are happy to report our Executive Committee is extremely energized over the opportunity we have to elect Virgil Lovitt to the State House. For a while it looked like Virgil was not going to run but our persuasive powers fixed that problem and now Virgil's campaign is underway! We are the party of higher taxes and will use our power to make sure Virgil is the candidate selected by the party.

Virgil Lovitt is the ideological and intellectual heir to Bob Taft. We need him in Columbus to carry on the Taft legacy.

We will not allow anyone to stand in his way and we will crush anyone who tries to interfere. We are the Hamilton County Republican Party of Higher Taxes. Nobody better try to change that. We run this party.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Bill Seitz honored again

The man who we affectionately call Tax Hike Seitz has won himself another award. Senator Bill Seitz is the recipient of the Legislator of the Year award from the American Legislative Exchange Council. This award is given to the legislator who best advances Jeffersonian principles.

We hope Seitz will celebrate this victory with another push to raise our Sales Tax.

One of our proudest moments was the day we presented Seitz with our 2007 Tax Hiker of the Year award. We saw the special talents Seitz brings to public life. We're glad we aren't the only ones. Seitz is the greatest Republican for higher taxes we have, and we hope to continue working with him over the next few decades to make sure our taxes continue to rise higher and higher.