Dear fellow tax hikers, by this time next week our dear close friends Simon Leis, Jean Schmidt and Virgil Lovitt will be out of office. While many others will celebrate the New Year when the ball drops tomorrow night, we tax hikers will be huddled around together crying our eyes out at the loss of these great public servants.
The first to leave office is our beloved 2008 Tax Hiker of the Year Virgil Lovitt, who leaves office tomorrow. Virg is perhaps the finest local elected official we have and his departure is a huge loss for all of us.
This man has joyously raised Property Taxes, Earnings Taxes, Sales Taxes, Hotel/Motel Taxes, and has done so much more. He endorsed Todd Portune's re-election while opposing our enemy Pat DeWine, endorsed Bob Taft's 3rd Frontier program so Ohio can fund its own Solyndras, and was one of Jean Schmidt's closest Hamilton County friends.
His contributions to the tax-and-spend movement have been immeasurable. In honor of Virg, we dedicate this post to all the taxes he has raised and all the good things he has done for us. This post will not be a funeral, but instead a tribute to a man who has earned it.
To honor Virg, we ask all you tax hikers to tell us your favorite Virgil Lovitt memories.