Dear fellow tax hikers, one year after the catastrophic defeat of Tax Hikin' Rick Bryan, Tuesday's primary election was another tough day for those of us in the tax hiking movement.
Our endorsed candidate for Norwood Mayor Chuck Russ took it on the chin, achieving only 28% of the vote in a landslide defeat to that awful Ken Crawford. This represents another setback to our efforts to rebuild the ranks of the mighty tax-and-spend Republicans.
Sadly, the citizens of the Lockland School District will not have to give more of their money to the government. Their 11.2 mill levy went down in defeat despite our backing. These property owners will have no idea how to handle the excess money that they should not be allowed to keep.
It's pretty bad for us when the only bright spot of the night was a levy defeat. We urged Northwest Schools residents to defeat their levy because the School Board wanted to cut the millage being collected. By voting for this levy those residents would be consenting to having their taxes lowered and we would not stand for that. Thankfully this levy narrowly failed. Now we will have to get a bigger one on the ballot in November to give Northwesters the tax hike they richly deserve.