Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Auditor Candidate David Yost produces fantastic ad and web site exposing David Pepper's record of raising taxes

COAST yesterday saw this fantastic video and web site exposing the tax-raising history of liberal democrat David Pepper.

Since his election to the Hamilton County Commission, Pepper has had a history of trying to raise taxes, going so far as supporting a tax-raising plan that he himself called a "deeply illegitimate act." Yost has said it all better than we could have.

We encourage you to watch the Yost video, and forward the link or this e-mail to your family, friends, and co-workers. See the ad and the new web site here.

David Yost has exposed the tax-raising record of liberal democrat David Pepper


  1. You're a little late to the game on this one. It's been out for two months and the Plain Dealer's detailed breakdown of the ad's allegations rated it is "barely true" (on their scale, just above "false") and even Hamilton County's own Republican sheriff, Simon Leis, called portions of it false.

  2. We strongly agree that David Pepper is a fantastic tax hiker. Who could ever forget the $777 million Sales Tax increase that he tried to impose on Hamilton County residents without a vote of the people? If it weren't for those darn COASTers and minorities, we would all be paying those higher taxes today. Thanks for nothing!

    We will be reviewing this website shortly on our influential blog. Just remember, David Pepper will always be there to raise our taxes.

  3. Oh yes, the sacred "vote of the people". State law permits county commissioners to raise a certain amount without a vote. It's called representative government. So stop pretending like any particular office holder has done anything untoward by voting on a tax increase that doesn't require a vote.

  4. ^ Context is everything.

    Voters had just overwhelmingly rejected a 25 cent jail tax in the previous election. So Commissioners Pepper and Portune immediately doubled it to 50 cents (maximum allowed) and passed it without a vote the people.

    Representatives are supposed to enact the will of the people. The peoples' will was voiced loudly and clearly at the ballot box. Commissioner Pepper deliberately and maliciously acted in violation of what he knew to be the will of the people. He passed a tax over their clear objections. Afterwards, the people rose up and unpassed it by referendum, spanking Pepper in the process.

    Pepper has no right wahtsoever to claim a mantle of fiscal conservatism. He's a tax hiker, plain and simple.

  5. Slumping Simon LeisOctober 9, 2010 at 2:01 PM

    Wow, anonymous sounds a lot like.....David A. Pepper. David, please focus on the County's budget woes and spend less time trolling the blogs to spin your lies.

    And by the way, Si Leis' word means absolutely nothing anymore. He's about as well respected as a John Street hooker. Si has a great record lately of endorsing losing candidates and Issues.

    - Super-sized jail tax
    - Leslie Ghiz
    - Betty Montgomery
    - Greg Delev
    - John Dowlin
    - Eric Minameyer
    etc, etc, etc


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