Dear fellow tax hikers, get ready to pay more taxes for the stadiums. Our Hamilton County Commissioners are deciding which tax to raise to give more money to Mike Brown and the Bengals and we think that's fantastic! Hamilton County's #1 priority is to enrich the Bengals and we will not allow our county government to put off that task anymore.
Commissioner Todd Portune wants to raise the Sales Tax. Commission President Greg Hartmann wants to raise your Property Taxes. Republicans for Higher Taxes wholeheartedly endorses both a Property Tax increase and Sales Tax increase.
Mike Brown needs that money. You don't. According to Forbes, the Cincinnati Bengals earned an operating income of only $44.7 million in 2011, and that's not enough. You should be willing to pay more taxes to ensure our beloved Bengals earn a sufficient income, and after this Wednesday's Commission meeting you will.
This stadium deal has been a rousing success for Hamilton County, just like Bob Bedinghaus, Stadium Dave Linnenberg, and Roxanne Qualls said it would. It made Cincinnati a "major league city", led to great economic growth, made everyone richer, cured cancer, and grew the tax base. That we need another stadium tax increase to bail out the first one is fine with us. It's time to give Mike Brown and Bob Bedinghaus more of our money. Raise those Sales Taxes and Property Taxes now.