Dear fellow tax hikers, we are dismayed that Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney has chosen conservative Paul Ryan to be his Vice President. We believe Romney should have selected a big government, tax-and-spend Republican. How is the Romney ticket supposed to compete with the Obama/Biden record of runaway spending, record deficits, and big tax increases when he just selected a conservative who wants to cut spending and get closer to a balanced budget?
Prior to today, Ryan was best-known for authoring his fiscal blueprint Path to Prosperity which would, "fundamentally alter the social safety net, repeal President Obama's
health care law, cut billions in spending and overhaul the federal tax
code in order to reduce - but not eliminate - the federal deficit over
the next 10 years." The Wall Street Journal provides a more detailed analysis.
Ryan's plan would reduce spending, reduce the deficit, lower taxes, and eliminate Obamacare. That is precisely the wrong approach. We at Republicans for Higher Taxes want to increase spending, increase taxes, and keep Obamacare! Our Messiah Barack Obama has done a fantastic job in these areas.
While we appreciate Romney's desire to select some with ties to Southwest Ohio, if he wanted to pick someone from our area he should have selected Blue Ash City Councilman Rick Bryan. Rick won our 2011 Tax Hiker of the Year award due to his dedication to raising taxes and growing government. And just two days ago he voted to help fund Cincinnati's streetcar. In addition, Tax Hikin' Rick Bryan knows everything about everything, except how to get elected to something higher than a Blue Ash Ward Councilman.
We are disappointed in Paul Ryan's selection. Mitt Romney lost whatever slim chance he had of earning our support. To us, higher taxes, higher spending, and getting more people on welfare has to outrank party loyalty. Had Romney selected someone as great as Tax Hikin' Rick Bryan, he might have stood a chance to beat The Messiah.