Dear fellow tax hikers, bad news strikes our beloved Cincinnati Streetcar again. Yesterday we learned that we are certain to lose a $5 million grant we were counting on to help operate the streetcar. Now the city must replace this money from their operating budget. We must rebound.
What better way to deal with this setback than to implement a $5 million tax increase? Barring that, we can always lay off police and fire employees.
No matter what, nothing can get in the way of our streetcar. This streetcar is the most important project in Cincinnati. We must make sure this streetcar line is a success so we can get busy expanding it.
Just don't ask us about those Special Improvement Districts that our side promised. This is politics, and in politics promises are made to be broken. This streetcar will be a success. That we promise!