Dear fellow tax hikers, today is Easter Sunday. It is also Cesar Chavez's birthday. We are spending Chavez's birthday doing the same thing we do every other day - complain.
We are sickened that Judge Robert Winkler issued a permanent injunction against the Cincinnati Parking plan. We have wholeheartedly endorsed this proposal because it will likely lead to tax increases after two years. Winkler claims that state law gives voters the right to petition this plan. We don't care what the law says, Winkler should have obeyed party bosses and lifted his injunction.
We are sorely disappointed that Judge Winker put the law above the interests of some of his political benefactors. The City of Cincinnati hired the Dinsmore law firm, which employs Alex Triantafilou and is run by the great George Vincent. Vincent himself handled this case. Winkler knew that his political superiors wanted him to rule for the city, yet he went against them anyways.
This is no way for a Winkler to behave. We condemn Judge Robert Winkler for having the integrity to rule in favor of Ohio law. Citizens should not have the right to vote on their government. We now call on everyone to stop this referendum campaign from reaching the ballot so the parking plan can proceed.