Dear fellow tax hikers, we are extremely mad at Hamilton County Commissioners Chris Monzel and Todd Portune for voting to keep their promise to the voters by maintaining the Property Tax Rollback. We are disgusted that they refused to support the fantastic property tax increase championed by Commissioner Greg Hartmann. Because of this awful 2-1 vote, Hamilton County homeowners will not be paying higher taxes for the Bengals and Reds stadiums.
This is a terrible day for the tax-hiking movement. It was a great chance to raise taxes. Tax Hike Hartmann knows higher property taxes are needed to ensure Mike Brown and the Bengals are provided everything they want. Tax Hike Hartmann knows our property taxes are too low and must be raised. Tax Hike Hartmann knows that the Property Tax Rollback was a promise made to be broken.
We at Republicans for Higher Taxes are officially withdrawing our long-standing support for Portune. He has betrayed our movement time and time again this year by refusing to supporting higher property taxes for the stadiums and museums, supporting a stadium ticket fee so that those who use the stadiums pay for them, and opposing new gifts to Mike Brown. Portune no longer understands that the taxpayers should always come last.
We also call on our beloved Republican Chairman Alex Triantafilou to throw Monzel out of the Republican Party. We're the party of higher taxes and Monzel isn't respecting this fact! He was ordered to obey Tax Hike Hartmann and refused, just as he disobeyed Simon Leis in 2007 by opposing the Leis Sales Tax increase.
We applaud Tax Hike Hartmann for his fantastic pro-tax leadership. We hope his staff took the time to visit their favorite OTR bars and enjoy their favorite beverages. We will work tirelessly to find good tax-and-spend Republicans to replace those awful fiscal conservatives Monzel and Portune.