Dear fellow tax hikers, we have been very angry this weekend (as we usually are). As if this month hasn't been bad enough for our movement, we suffered another indignity Friday night when the Hamilton County Republican Party honored our enemy Chris Monzel as their Elected Official of the Year.
We tax hikers can't imagine anyone less deserving. Monzel has consistently opposed higher taxes - even opposing the Democratic/Leis Sales Tax hike that we strongly backed. He opposed sending more taxpayer money to the Freedom Center, and has always opposed our beloved streetcar.
Monzel is up for re-election this year, and if he had an opponent we would have already endorsed her.
We condemn the Hamilton County GOP for honoring such a terrible official. After we progressive tax hikers had to suffer through the victories of Jonathan Dever and Tom Brinkman earlier this month, the party should have tended to our hurt feelings by giving this award to a great tax-and-spender. A few conservatives may have rigged this award for their buddy Monzel, but we will continue to oppose his efforts to stop tax increases and our streetcar.