Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Sheriff's Dept abuse costs Hamilton County $110,000

Dear fellow tax hikers, the conduct of the Hamilton County Sheriff's Department has cost taxpayers another $110,000.  County Commissioners unanimously approved the payout to settle more abuse charges against the Sheriff.  This is only the latest in such behavior from the Sheriff to cost county taxpayers, and we know there is more to come.  It doesn't bother us one bit.

Sean Donovan is running for Sheriff, citing his many years of experience running the Sheriff's Department.  This is the kind of experience we need!  By managing the office in such a way to require frequent settlements with taxpayer money, Donovan has reliably done his job to further the county's budget crisis and increase the demands to raise our taxes. 

We applaud Simon Leis and Streetcar supporter Sean Donovan for the way they run their Department.  Whether it's blow-up dolls, multiple helicopters, fishing boats, or settlements against them for the laws they break, Donovan and Leis can always be relied upon to find new and inventive ways to spend taxpayer money.

It doesn't stop there.  Leis and Donovan both have been strong supporters of the Cincinnati streetcar.  Leis and Donovan campaigned hard to increase Hamilton County's Sales Tax for a Taj Mahal jail and new social spending programs.  Leis and Donovan both absolutely adore double dipping, and make good use of those double dippers to maintain a huge staff of highly-paid administrators. 

The future of the Hamilton County Sheriff's Department is at stake this November.  If you support double dipping, streetcars, higher taxes, and civil rights violations that cost taxpayers dearly, then it's time to get behind Sean Donovan.  We don't want this great Department to change.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Junketing Jean Schmidt

Dear fellow tax hikers, while we Jean Schmidt supporters have been crying in our milk since her humiliating defeat, Jean herself has been living it large as she tours the world courtesy of special interest groups and the 53% of taxpaying Americans.  According to the USA Today, Jean is one of several lame duck lawmakers who are spending their final months in office flying the globe

We disagree with the Public Citizen watchdog who criticized these global siestas. 

The lawmakers describe these trips as fact-finding missions that will shape their thinking on legislation. Citing partisan stalemates on Capitol Hill, Craig Holman of the watchdog group Public Citizen instead calls them "vacations for retiring members of Congress."

We repudiate this mean-spirited criticism.  After all the years Jean has spent raising taxes, bailing out Wall Street, jacking up spending and debt, and breaking numerous ethics laws, nobody deserves a series of free international expeditions more than our Congresswoman Schmidt.  We are certain her dedicated Hamilton County acolytes will agree with us. 

We tax hikers are still bitter at the way she was treated by Republican primary voters earlier this year.  That military guy Brad Wenstrup had no right to run against her, and he certainly had no right to win.  That was Jean's seat.  She was entitled to hold it.  Our Jean Schmidt will rise again....if she ever returns from her global travels. 

Monday, September 17, 2012

Streetcar delayed until 2015

Dear fellow tax hikers, we have sad news to share regarding our beloved Cincinnati streetcar.  Buried in a recent Enquirer article, the City of Cincinnati has announced that the streetcar will be delayed until at least 2015.  This is the latest in years of delays.

Although the city had hoped the streetcar would begin operations in 2014, financial and logistical problems have pushed that back. The new target is the summer of 2015, Dohoney says.

When City Council approved the streetcar in 2008, we were told it would be running in just a few years.  Now in 2012, we are being told it will be running in just a few years.  We wonder what they'll say next year.

No matter how long it takes, this streetcar is going to happen.  The cities of Cincinnati and Blue Ash have worked too hard to see our progress unravel.  Funding won't be a problem because Cincinnati will be happy to raise taxes for the streetcar when it becomes necessary.

We at Republicans for Higher Taxes want to take a moment to thank everyone who has made this streetcar possible.  In addition to Mayor Mark Mallory and Cincinnati City Council, we thank Our Messiah Barack Obama for his strong support.  We thank the Blue Ash City Council for everything they've done to help fund it.  We thank Sean Donovan for his many years of support.  We also thank former Governor Ted Strickland, even if the voters didn't.  There are many more we could thank too.  Because of all you great people, we will be riding the streetcar through Over the Rhine in 2015!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Sluts for Obama

Dear fellow tax hikers, we are enormously proud of our City Councilman Laure Quinlivan.  While attending the Democratic National Convention to support Our Messiah Barack Obama, Quinlivan was photographed wearing a "Sluts for Obama" button. 

This is very brave of Laure.  She is not alone.

I now feel strong enough to admit it - I am a slut.  My civil domestic partner is a slut.  Many of our strongest supporters are sluts.  Like Quinlivan, we sluts also voted for Barack Obama in 2008 and we will likely do so again. 

We sluts want to keep the government out of our sex lives.....except when we want the government to pay for our sex lives.  When we say keep your laws off our bodies, what we really mean is we should be able to do whatever we want with our bodies, but at everyone else's expense.

We applaud Our Messiah Barack Obama for understanding our plight.  Are you a slut like us?  If so, get on board the People's Campaign for Obama!  The right to have other people pay for your sex life depends on it.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Happy Labor Day

Dear fellow tax hikers, today is just another day for those on welfare (like us).  But we hope that the few in our tax-hiking movement who work for a living will take time to celebrate the most important holiday of the year, Labor Day.  Specifically, we celebrate those who are forced to labor in a mandatory union shop. 

Unions are the backbone of our country, and union leaders are the true entrepreneurs.  This is the day we celebrate them.  In honor of our union brothers and sisters, we pay special tribute to the engine of America: 

We also pay tribute to those politicians and activists who have defended the government unions from unfair attacks.  Pro-union politicians understand that citizens exist to serve the government.  The government does not exist to serve its citizens.

Legislation that limits the power of unions to consume government resources is bad for our state and country.  Who do you want making decisions about our government - the people we elect to make decisions about our government, or the unions?  We want the unions to decide.  Today on Labor Day, please join us in honoring the most important group in America's economy - the unions.