Thursday, January 28, 2010
After all, streetcars do not fund themselves. The City of Cincinnati badly wants a $200 million streetcar system to run through Over The Rhine, but don't have the money to pay for it. We have long been supporters of this streetcar plan.
Just as our man Barack Obama wants to spread the wealth, we want to make sure when the streetcar is built that we spread the costs. Why should Cincinnati residents have to pay for their own streetcar? We strongly believe that the taxpayers in suburban communities like Sycamore Township, Green Township, and Anderson Township should contribute their fair share to the costs of the Cincinnati Streetcar. Spread the wealth, spread the costs.
We applaud the leadership of our great tax hiker Chris Bortz. And we applaud our endorsed candidate for County Commissioner Leslie Ghiz for voting for the streetcar and in 2006 endorsing Democrat David Pepper for Commissioner so that we tax hikers have the votes to make these plans a reality. Our community has benefited greatly from the fantastic tax-and-spend leadership of Pepper, Ghiz, and Bortz.
Saturday, January 23, 2010
In 1996 we were told by Bob Bedinghaus, John Dowlin, Todd Portune, Roxanne Qualls, and Jeff Berding just how important it was to raise our Sales Tax to benefit the Reds and Bengals. They told us we could keep these two great teams, reinvent the riverfront, and bring strong economic growth to the area. And boy, were they right! The Reds and Bengals are thriving, the Banks have been completed, and because of these two developments Cincinnati and Hamilton County have never enjoyed greater prosperity.
The success of this Sales Tax plan proves that the Reds and Bengals can spend our money better than we can. But that tax increase wasn't enough. To keep this great momentum going we must enact The Stadium Sales Tax Hike Part Two. We promise, this time it will be all the money needed to fully complete this grand plan. We know this same promise was made last time but this time we mean it!
We applaud Pepper and Portune for the fine leadership they are showing on this important issue. They know that Mike Brown can spend our money better than we can. These two fine tax hikers raised our Sales Tax once without a vote of the people, with our support, and we applaud them as they seek to do it again.
We are calling on all you tax hikers to crash the two public hearings being held for this important issue. Tell them to implement The Stadium Sales Tax Hike Part Two. Remind them how successful the first Sales Tax hike has been. Tell them Mike Brown needs our money more than we do. Let's raise some taxes and keep this great county moving forward with Mike Brown and Bob Bedinghaus leading the way. Tax us more!
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Remember there are four current members of council: Mr. Monzel, Mr. Berding, Mr. Bortz and me, who fight for you every single day....
On election day, please help the four of us out and vote not only for us, but for Amy Murray and George Zamary to give us a veto proof 6 votes.
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Friday, January 8, 2010
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Monday, January 4, 2010
There is much work to be done. We promise to you, our loyal tax hiking friends, that we are going to update this blog regularly through the May primary. You all deserve nothing less than our best and you're going to get it!
We are extremely excited that our tax-hiking hero Leslie Ghiz has declared her candidacy for County Commissioner. Of course, readers of this blog have known for two months this was going to happen. Her election will allow her to raise taxes on a higher level than ever before, and just as important, continue the fine legacy of her mentor David Pepper.
When David Pepper was running for Commissioner in 2006 against a Republican, Leslie Ghiz endorsed Pepper to help him win the race and allow the tax-hiking Democrats to take control of our commission. Only 6 months later, Ghiz helped Pepper to pass his Sales Tax hike that we so badly needed.
Leslie Ghiz will be a fantastic addition to the County Commission and we are proud to be the first organization to give her an endorsement. We are putting the rest of the Hamilton County GOP on notice - we will do even more to help Leslie Ghiz than we did to help 2008 Tax Hiker of the Year Virgil Lovitt. That is one promise we will never think of breaking! Leslie Ghiz for County Commissioner.