Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Stadium Dave Linnenberg Bails Out

Dear fellow tax hikers, our movement suffered a setback today when Green Township Trustee David Linnenberg announced he would not be in the running to replace Bob Mecklenborg in the State House.  Just yesterday we gave Stadium Dave our enthusiastic endorsement due to his key leadership role in passing the Stadium Sales Tax hike to give Bengals Owner Mike Brown a free stadium and millions per year in subsidies. We thought we had found a hero. 

Stadium Dave's withdrawal has forced us to restart our search.  We promise you tax hikers, we have resumed our search and promise to find a qualified tax-and-spend Republican to send to Columbus.  We expect to post a new endorsement in the coming days.  We hope that person won't exit the race a few hours later like Stadium Dave did.

Monday, July 18, 2011

David Linnenberg for State Representative

Dear fellow tax hikers, we are beaming with pride to endorse tax-and-spend Republican David Linnenberg for State Representative.  Linnenberg was the Volunteer Coordinator for the successful Stadium Sales Tax increase that has provided Mike Brown with a free stadium and many millions in subsidies at taxpayer expense, and he has supported several other necessary tax increases over the years.  With his proven record of raising taxes, Stadium Dave Linnenberg is without question the top choice to represent us in Columbus.  

The stakes are too high to get this wrong.  Governor John Kasich is doing a terrible job for Ohio.  We will never forgive him for closing an $8 billion shortfall without raising taxes!  Where were our legislative Republicans to insist on the tax increases that all Ohioans deserve?  We badly need a qualified tax hiker like Stadium Dave to infiltrate the Republican Caucus and undermine Governor Kasich's limited government agenda. 

When Bob Bedinghaus, Tom Neyer, and Roxanne Qualls said it was time to raise taxes for Mike Brown, Stadium Dave enthusiastically joined them in taking a key leadership role to get this tax hike passed.  Hasn't that worked out so well for county taxpayers?  We need Stadium Dave to do for Ohio what he has done to Hamilton County. 

This is not to say that Stadium Dave is the only qualified candidate in this race.  Tracy Winkler would also make a fine State Representative.  Tracy possesses several important qualifications:  1) Her last name is Winkler;  2) She lives in Green Township;  3) She's married to a Winkler;  4) Her mother-in-law was a State Rep;  5) Her last name is Winkler. 

Winkler is good, but Stadium Dave is great.  Stadium Dave's leadership in passing the Bob Bedinghaus Stadium Sales Tax sets him a cut above the rest.  If it wasn't for Stadium Dave, we might not be paying higher taxes to Mike Brown today and that would be tragic.  Due to his expertise at raising our taxes, we proudly endorse Stadium Dave Linnenberg for State Representative.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Mike Brown rebuffed

Dear fellow tax hikers, a grave injustice occurred at today's Hamilton County Commissioners meeting.  Bengals Owner Mike Brown wants $300,000 to upgrade the stadium's instant replay system and he didn't get it!  We are disgusted by this development.

The Bengals only earned $49 million last year, good for 5th in the NFL.  That's not enough.  Mike Brown needs more and we're going to make sure he gets it.  When the Bengals want something, it is the duty of all Hamilton County taxpayers to provide.

We don't care that the current instant replay system still works.  We don't care that the NFL is under a lockout and that there may not be a season next year.  We want to spend $300,000 to replace a system that isn't broken and may not be used for years.  Don't you?

We applaud County Commissioner Greg Hartmann for his support of this deal.  Tax Hike Hartmann endorsed this spending plan, defended it against the unfair criticism, and he expected it to pass.  Tax Hike Hartmann did not throw in the towel until those conservative Commissioners Todd Portune and Chris Monzel announced they would not support this expenditure.  This will change.  Your money is Mike Brown's money and he is going to get it.