Dear fellow tax hikers, one of the many things we love about Blue Ash Councilman Rick Bryan is his dedication to spending gobs of taxpayer money on huge projects that raises taxes and/or debt for many decades. For example, Rick provided key support to help fund the Cincinnati Streetcar, and praised former Commissioner Bob Bedinghaus for his excellent work on the stadiums.
And now, Tax Hikin' Rick Bryan is leading the way to build a $75 million park in Blue Ash. That's right - one park, $75 million.
Even we find this cost to be astonishing! Astonishingly great, of course.
Blue Ash has approximately 12,000 residents. This park is costing the equivalent of $6200 per Blue Ash resident.
If our 2011 Tax Hiker of the Year Rick Bryan gets elected State Representative and embarks on a parks program statewide on this scale, it would cost Ohio $71 Billion. By comparison, Ohio's entire 2-year General Fund budget for FY2014-2015 is $62 Billion. That would require one huge tax hike!
And if our country started a parks program on the same scale Rick is doing in Blue Ash, it would add $1.9 Trillion to our National Debt! Raising taxes, spending an Earth-shattering amount on big projects like stadiums, streetcars, and $75 million parks - that's our Tax Hikin' Rick Bryan.