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.