We were inspired by the recent editorial by Tax-and-Spend Republican Diane Adamec in the Community Press begging the residents of the Sycamore School District to give her more of your money to spend. If next week's permanent property tax hike passes, residents will forever have a 5.5 mill levy added to their bills. This tax hike will cost the owner of a $200,000 home $268 more dollars! We at Republicans for Higher Taxes enthusiastically endorse this permanent property tax hike.
As great as High Tax Adamec's editorial was, we think she was much too modest. Sycamore is one of the most prolific spending school districts in Ohio. Sycamore schools spend over $13,100 per student per year, the 2nd highest in Southwest Ohio and places it well into the Top 5% in Ohio. Sycamore should not stop raising taxes and raising spending until they are #1! Under High Tax Adamec's impressive leadership, this could happen sooner than you think.
With the economy slumping and taxpayers struggling to pay their bills, this is the perfect time for the Sycamore School district to raise taxes and raise spending. If this school levy fails, Sycamore would have to come back to the ballot later this year with a temporary instead of permanent tax increase, and ask for less money. This would be tragic. Sycamore schools should not be forced to adjust their big spending ways. It is the residents who should learn to live with less.
We are haunted by an even worse possibility - what if Sycamore schools can't pass any levies this year? Then they would only be able to spend around $11,500 per student per year. This would reduce their spending level from the top 5% in Ohio to only the top 10% in Ohio. That would be unbelievably tragic! How can these tax-and-spend Republicans run a school district if they only had more money to spend than 90% of the school districts in Ohio? We don't know how they could survive with that little money.
All of us Southwest Ohio tax hikers must unite behind this tax increase being promoted by our Tax-and-Spend Superhero Diane Adamec. We must do everything we can to make sure Sycamore Schools become the #1 spending school district in Ohio. It would be a terrible catastrophe if Sycamore's spending level dropped a little bit and they could only outspend 90% of Ohio's school districts. This School Board wouldn't know what to do if that happened. You residents of Sycamore need to tighten your belt so the big-spending Sycamore School Board doesn't have to tighten theirs.