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Obama is a hypocrite and a liar.

Stimulus bill passes, filled with earmarks. Obama will sign it.

Panel recommends tax increase

Columbus City Council President Mike Mentel

Columbus City Council President Mike Mentel

As I said before, Columbus will have a tax increase on the ballot along with trash pickup increases, according the Dispatch.

Even though the chairman of the commission says that this is the “only option we have” and Council President Mike Mentel refers to this as “gut check time”, I disagree with both of them. We have been at gut check time in Columbus for the last few years, but political leaders have held off on making the decisions that will help the taxpayer.

Mentel says that there will be hearings on the tax increase that will give the people a chance to speak out on this. I plan on attending them, and I hope many Columbusites do the same. They need to hear from us.

Delays in state audit not Strickland’s fault, obviously.

State Auditor Mary Taylor said today that she cannot properly audit until the Strickland Administration provides the financial records, records she should have received at the end of 2008.

A spokesman from Strickland’s office countered her complaint with a memo:

Wurst produced a memo showing that during a June 2007 meeting with Taylor’s office, budget officials suggested ways to help reduce delays with the 2008 audit that other states had experienced when they moved to a new accounting system.

Which makes me wonder: if they have been looking into this since June of 2007, why are they over two months late?

More tax problems for Obamessiah

U.S. Trade Representative-designate Ron Kirk

According to Politico, U.S Trade Representative Ron Kirk, is another Obama Cabinet nominee that has tax problems, now “agreeing” to pay almost $10,000 in back taxes.

This is quite possibly the worst vetting that I have ever seen from a president. And the worst part is, the Democrats with the tax problems (Daschle, Geitner, Kirk) would have a huge say on ecomomic policy and the direction (left) that it would go.

This would be hilarious if I weren’t so scared.