Dear fellow tax hikers, right now our movement's leaders are huddled around the computer crying our eyes out mourning the fact that today is Jean Schmidt's final day in office. We are unbelievably angry at everyone who made this happen. We are disgusted that a conservative military man Brad Wenstrup will be replacing her in Congress. Just because Wenstrup served in the military doesn't mean he knows a thing about service. He isn't fit to hold her laxatives!
During tough times like these, at least we have each other. This post is dedicated to honoring Jean Schmidt and all the things she did to grow our government. And boy, is it a long list!
While serving in the State House, Jean Schmidt was a rubber stamp for the agenda of our great Governor Bob Taft. When Taft wanted to raise Ohio's Sales Tax 20%, Schmidt didn't have to be asked twice. When it was time to raise Ohio's Gas Tax by 27% because gas prices were too low, Schmidt willingly obliged. And in one of her underrated acts, she was the prime sponsor of legislation to more than double Hamilton County's Hotel/Motel Tax, legislation that was backed by 2008 Tax Hiker of the Year Virgil Lovitt and signed into law by Governor Taft.
As a Congresswoman, Schmidt was able to raise taxes and grow spending on a whole new level. Congresswoman Schmidt proudly voted to bail out the billionaires on Wall Street. She voted to axe all of the tax cuts passed during the Bush era, which would have resulted in huge tax hikes for all working Americans. She passionately condemned any cuts in the Food Stamp program, which has seen unprecedented growth during The Messiah's presidency. We are also enormously proud of Congresswoman Schmidt's numerous ethical scandals, to include being named one of the nation's Most Corrupt Members of Congress!
Jean Schmidt has done so much to make us proud. We ask you, our fellow tax hikers, to share with us some of your favorite Jean Schmidt memories.