Sunday, April 28, 2013

Chairman-Elect Matt Borges

Dear fellow tax hikers, the Culture of Corruption is back!  Convicted criminal and serial tax cheat Matt Borges has been elected the Chairman of the Ohio Republican Party.  We are delighted to have a Chairman of such strong character.  Thank you everyone for your hard work making it happen!

We give special thanks to Former Congressman Bob McEwen for seconding Matt's nomination.  We knew we could count on him.  This gave cover to some of those Tea Party people who were hesitant to back Borges and helped contribute to his overwhelming margin of victory.  We also thank Rob Portman, John Boehner, John Kasich, Mike DeWine, Jon Husted, Dave Yost, and Josh Mandel for doing the right thing by endorsing this professional tax dodger.

Chairman Borges stated that the party needs to do a better job of reaching out to the grassroots.  Our website would like to contribute to the discussion.

We ask all of you tax hikers to give Matt your advice.  In the comments section, tell the Chairman what you think he should do for our Republican Party.  We promise to personally deliver this input to him when we attend his swearing-in ceremony.  Welcome aboard Chairman Borges!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Favorite Matt Borges Tax Lien

Dear fellow tax hikers, we are less than 12 hours away until convicted criminal and serial tax cheat Matt Borges is the Ohio Republican Party Chairman!  We ask for reader participation to complete today's post.

Listed below are the years Matt did not pay his taxes - at least the ones that are known.  Please vote for your favorite Matt Borges Tax Lien!  


Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Rigged vote for Matt Borges?

Dear fellow tax hikers, we received the following insider email about possible efforts to rig the vote for Matt Borges at Friday's Ohio Republican State Central Committee meeting:   

Since last years Presidential election we learned many different ways scammers were able to cast more than one vote. As it relates to the Ohio Republican Party, chairman Bob Bennett is worried his hand picked candidate Matt Borges is in trouble, especially since elected officials that once endorsed Borges are beginning to defect. Insiders believe Bennett has devised a scheme where at this Fridays Central Committee meeting, he will first call for a vote to allow “proxy voting”. If passed, this would permit attending members to cast more than one vote on behalf of another either not present or too afraid to be seen. You heard it first here, Bennett wants to allow a single person, presumably his allies to vote several times for Matt Borges. It was Kevin DeWine that perfected the use of telephone voting with no  questions or rebuttal that got Dave Yost endorsed, so it makes perfect sense Bennett would take ballot box stuffing to a whole new level.

Anyone care to comment?  We don't understand why more people don't trust a convicted criminal who has accumulated numerous tax liens

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Tom Noe for ORP Finance Chair

Dear fellow tax hikers, we proudly endorse convicted felon Tom Noe for Ohio Republican Party Finance Chairman.  There he would serve under the soon-to-be Chairman Matt Borges, himself a convicted criminal and known tax cheat

Coingate hero Tom Noe worked with Bob Taft, Betty Montgomery, and many others to use Ohio tax dollars as a personal ATM:

A jury found Noe guilty in 2006 of 29 charges of corruption, theft, money laundering, and of tampering with records for the theft of millions of dollars from two $25 million rare-coin funds he managed for the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation. He was found not guilty on 11 other charges, and several others were dismissed or consolidated.

Former Common Pleas Court Judge Thomas Osowik sentenced Noe to 18 years in state prison and ordered him to pay $13,747,000 in restitution, the cost of prosecution totaling $2,979,402, and $139,000 in fines.

Noe is highly qualified to be Finance Chairman.  He is an expert at getting money from other people, legally or illegally.  While he would have to perform his duties from behind prison bars, that's ok, because Mr. Noe is that damn good! 

If one of the top reasons we endorsed Borges for Chairman is to appeal to the criminal voting bloc, Noe's selection as Finance head would allow us to double-down on that theme.  Convicted criminals are a highly reliable voting bloc for the Democrats and that has got to change.  Ask yourself - if you were a convicted criminal and saw Borges and Noe in high-ranking GOP leadership positions, wouldn't you want to vote Republican?  For these reasons and many more, we proudly endorse convicted felon Tom Noe for Ohio Republican Party Finance Chairman.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Matt Borges Week

Dear fellow tax hikers, welcome to Matt Borges Week at Republicans for Higher Taxes!  Victory is so close we can taste it.  We are going to work overtime to ensure that our favorite criminal is elected this Friday to be the new Ohio Republican Party Chairman. 

We have endorsed Matt Borges because he is a convicted criminal who we believe can return our party to the high-taxing, Culture of Corruption days we enjoyed under Bob Taft, Tom Noe, and Betty Montgomery.  Also, having a criminal in charge of the party will immensely help our efforts to lure the convicted criminal vote into the GOP. 

In recent days some elected officials have expressed concern about Matt's tax liens.  We must admit, as a high-tax movement we naturally don't like it when people don't pay their taxes.  But we are delighted to learn that Matt has started paying off those taxes since the liens went public.

Our wisdom in standing behind Matt was proven correct.  The best way to get Matt Borges to pay his taxes was to dangle a high-ranking position in front of him, just like the best way to get rich Democrats to pay their taxes is to appoint them to President Obama's Cabinet.  Please stand with us during this busy week that will end in a Chairman Matt Borges.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Streetcar needs another $17 million

Dear fellow tax hikers, our beloved Cincinnati Streetcar needs mo' money!  City Manager Milton Dohoney says the streetcar needs another $17.4 million

We endorse this request and call on Cincinnati City Council to implement a new Streetcar Tax to raise the necessary funds.  We are one with Mayor Mallory - this streetcar is going to happen.  We don't care how much it costs, this streetcar must be built. 

We condemn John Cranley, Christopher Smitherman, and Amy Murray for their opposition to this important project.  There is no better way to spend $125 million (before interest on the $64 million in bonds) than to build a 3.6 mile streetcar loop.  Tax us more!

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Tax cheat Matt Borges

Dear fellow tax hikers, this weekend we learned that our endorsed candidate for Ohio Republican Party Chairman Matt Borges is a tax cheat in addition to being a convicted criminal.  On Friday the Dayton Daily News originally reported that Borges owed a staggering $493,624 in federal taxes and $98,397 in state taxes. 

Later, the DDN reported that due to an error Borges owes "only" $168,161 in federal taxes and expects to have the state bill reduced too.  He previously had tax liens in 1999 and 2004.

On the eve of our favorite day of the year, Tax Day, we are struggling to make sense of this.  We have no problem with Matt Borges being a convicted criminal.  In fact, we think it's kind of sexy.  But can we, Republicans for Higher Taxes, excuse someone for not paying their taxes? 

We have decided to stand behind our endorsement.  Being Matt Borges means never having to obey the law.  Just ask Rob Portman, John Kasich, John Boehner, Mike DeWine, Josh Mandel, Dave Yost, and 2010 Tax Hiker of the Year Jon Husted, all of whom have excused Borges' ongoing inability to follow the law.  If they don't care about good citizenship, why should we? 

We still believe Matt Borges is the best choice to return the GOP back the high-tax, Culture of Corruption days we enjoyed under the legendary Bob Taft and Betty Montgomery.  But we would like Matt to get those taxes paid soon.  Lots of us welfare recipients are depending on it.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

New taxpayer-funded carpeting for Mike Brown

Dear fellow tax hikers, get ready to send more money to Mike Brown and the Cincinnati Bengals!  Mikey needs new carpeting.  And according to WCPO, you're going to pay for it. 

This new carpeting will cost Hamilton County taxpayers a cool $1 million.  We endorse this expenditure and believe it's worth every cent.  We can't think of a better way to spend $1 million of tax money than to provide Mr. Brown new carpeting.

This opportunity is possible because of the great work done by Bob Bedinghaus and Roxanne Qualls to sell the public on the benefits of taxpayer-funded stadiums.  If it was not for those two fine leaders, Mike Brown would have to pay for his own carpet and we wouldn't want that. 

Monday, April 8, 2013

Cincinnati adding another Streetcar Executive

Dear fellow tax hikers, with streetcar funding still in doubt, Cincinnati City Council will be voting to hire John Deatrick to be the new Executive Director for the streetcar project at a salary of up to $188,000/year.  Since this project will take at least 3 more years to complete, you can now add another $600,000 to the streetcar funding deficit.  

Today a majority of Council Members have agreed to: 1) create this important and expensive position, and 2) eliminate their rule prohibiting its employees from double-dipping, which is necessary to clear the way for Mr. Deatrick's hiring. 

Most importantly, Council is not mandating that the city hire someone for this position who is actually alive, which given the photographic evidence above, is a good thing. 

If you tax hikers are asking, "wait, doesn't the city already have a Streetcar Manager?", the answer is yes.  As reported by WCPO in November 2010:

Chris Eilerman on Thursday was named an Assistant to the City Manager. His sole responsibility will be managing the streetcar project.

According to both of today's articles that we've previously linked, Eilerman will remain on the job.  We have spent the day investigating what exactly both of these highly-paid streetcar executives will be doing with their time.  We have found the answer.  Their new job descriptions will read as follows:

Chris Eilerman - spend 40 hours/week picking his ass.
John Deatrick - supervise Mr. Eilerman.

We believe this is a fantastic use of $300,000 per year of taxpayer funds.  We believe having two highly-paid executives managing a stalled project with major funding gaps is the best way to get this moving forward.  This streetcar is going to happen and we can't wait until we can blog our first post live from a functioning Cincinnati Streetcar.  Welcome aboard Mr. Deatrick!