Dear fellow tax hikers, more great news to report as Hamilton County residents have been presented with their second Sales Tax increase in one week! Just as we were looking forward to paying higher Sales Taxes to renovate two buildings owned by the City of Cincinnati, we may now get the opportunity to pay higher Sales Taxes to our local transit authority.
Two Sales Tax hikes in one week. This is one of our best weeks ever.
This particular tax increase would send our money to the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA). As SORTA continues trying to spend more money to operate the Cincinnati Streetcar, they need a new source of funds to perform their own tasks. And it is you Hamilton County taxpayers who will be paying.
This is the common theme for both of these Sales Tax hikes. Hamilton County residents must pay a new Arts Sales Tax so Cincinnati can spend their money to build a streetcar instead of take care of their own buildings. Hamilton County residents must also pay a new Transit Sales Tax to SORTA so that they can operate the beloved Cincinnati Streetcar.
We wholeheartedly endorse both of these Sales Tax increases. Tax us more!