Dear fellow tax hikers, local civic leaders have recently been trying to build support for an Arts Tax to raise as much as $500 million for important arts needs. We have been working very hard on this project. It would likely necessitate an increase in Hamilton County's Sales Tax to raise this money.
We enthusiastically endorse this necessary Sales Tax increase. In a time of high unemployment, foreclosures, tight government budgets, and tight household budgets, we can't think of anything more important than raising taxes to get more publicly-funded arts.
There are so many local arts projects that need taxpayer funds. We recently expressed our extreme dissatisfaction that Hamilton County won't raise property taxes to fix the Cincinnati-owned Union Terminal. This city-owned building deserves county tax dollars one way or another. And what about The Freedom Center? If we can get an Arts Sales Taxes, The Freedom Center can finally receive the huge infusion of taxpayer funds they deserve.
We need Hamilton County residents to pay higher taxes to subsidize Cincinnati's buildings so that Cincinnati can build their streetcar. If Cincinnati took care of their own buildings, they might not have the money for a streetcar and that would be tragic. We stand 100% behind this proposed Sales Tax increase for the arts. These arts projects - and the streetcar - depend on it. Tax us more!