Dear fellow tax hikers, we are enormously disappointed in former Cincinnati Councilman John Cranley. Today Cranley has published a mean editorial opposing Roxanne Qualls' efforts to raise Cincinnati's property taxes! Not only did Cranley condemn this important tax increase, he also criticized the streetcar project which we believe is necessary for the future of our city.
Roxanne Qualls does not deserve this criticism. Roxanne has been a tax-hiking goddess throughout her public career. Roxy was the leading voice for the Stadium Sales Tax increase which has done so much good for our community. She endorsed the Sales Tax hike for Light Rail. Roxy endorsed the 2007 Jail Tax which would have raised taxes $777 million for a $198 million jail. Qualls has also been one of the streetcar's biggest supporters from Day 1. She supports all the great ideas!
We are very angry at John Cranley. Cranley and our enemy Chris Monzel were the only two Councilmen who voted against our beloved streetcar. Cranley refused to endorse the 2007 Sales Tax hike for a big new expensive jail. And now he is publicly criticizing a property tax increase that we already endorsed.
We need higher property taxes, both in the city and in the county. We stand behind Roxanne Qualls as she seeks another one of her wonderful tax hikes. We are also serving warning to John Cranley that he better stop opposing our agenda of higher taxes and more spending. He will find our opposition to be a steep encounter to any future candidacy.