Dear fellow tax hikers, Happy Winter Solstice Greetings to all of you! One of our favorite parts of running this pro-tax movement is bringing converts to our side. We are so proud to announce that our latest convert is Hamilton County Commissioner Greg Hartmann! Your property taxes have just gone up, and without Tax Hike Hartmann's support it would not have been possible.
When voters were lobbied to support the big Stadium Sales Tax hikes in 1996, they were promised that county homeowners would receive a sizeable property tax rollback. Well, promises are made to be broken. The Sales Tax revenues aren't coming in as expected and the Commissioners need some money. We completely concur with their decision to break their word to the lowly taxpayers. After all, who cares what they think?
We cannot expect the County Commissioners to break their promises to important people, like the ones who receive this money. No, instead they needed to break their promise to county homeowners. The purpose of homeownership is to provide a taxing mechanism to give more money to important people like Mike Brown, and to fund important projects like giving Mr. Brown his very own stadium. Without this necessary tax increase, Mike Brown might have had to pay for his own team's operating expenses, pay market rent to the stadium's owners, or even allow the county to impose a ticket surcharge so that the users of the stadiums would have to pay for more of the costs.
Thankfully, we have Tax Hike Hartmann and David Pepper to ensure that homeowners will pay these costs themselves.
We saw where Greg Hartmann said he would cut some levies to make up for this. Yeah, ok there Greg. Tax Hike Hartmann has already shown that he will break his promises to the taxpayers, so we tax hikers know not to worry about this promise of his.
Those levies will never be cut. County levies are like your mother-in-law. They will always be around, for as long as they want no matter how much anyone wants to get rid of them. (Now unlike many, I happen to love my Civil Domestic Partner's mommy. She is perfect in every way, except for her vag unit.) Back to the levies, Hartmann himself knows there is little to cut for them because of the strong support that we tax hikers have built for them. Hartmann knows to make promises to the conservative crowd. But as we saw last week, a Greg Hartmann promise to taxpayers is made to be broken. Welcome to our movement Greg!