Dear fellow tax hikers, Congressman Steve Chabot has offended us once again. This time, his offense is to announce that he will continue his efforts to ban federal funding for the Cincinnati streetcar. We will not tolerate this vile behavior anymore. We call on a pro-streetcar Republican - perhaps our good friend Simon Leis or Sean Donovan - to take out Chabot in 2014.
Chabot said: "With a national debt exceeding $16 trillion, we should not be wasting
our scarce resources on a streetcar line which, despite an expected
price tag in excess of $120 million, is not projected to significantly
improve our community’s transportation problems."
We think spending $120 million on a streetcar line that does little to improve our transportation is a perfectly fine investment! Our Urban Hipsters deserve this streetcar, and the rest of the country deserves to pay for it.
What is wrong with Chabot? The City of Cincinnati is jeopardizing its financial future to get this streetcar built. The City of Blue Ash, led by superstar Councilperson Tax Hikin' Rick Bryan, put their own interests in jeopardy to help Cincinnati fund their streetcar. We call on Congressman Steve Chabot to sacrifice the nation's best interests to give these privileged Urbanists something for themselves.