Dear fellow tax hikers, our ally Cincinnati City Councilman Chris Bortz is proposing a new countywide Transit Tax to replace Cincinnati's contribution to the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority. We at Republicans for Higher Taxes wholeheartedly endorse this brand new tax.
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.