Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Chris Smitherman's Plan to Bankrupt the City


Chris Smitherman, laughable idiot and president of the local NAACP chapter as well as a former city councilman who wasn't re-elected, is known for his goofy press releases. You know, the ones that he writes himself and then quotes himself, but phrases it as if he's a reporter interviewing himself. Sounds to me like he's just talking to himself, which is probably true since I don't think anyone really takes this guy seriously.

In his latest press release, Smitherman calls for a bailout of Cincinnati and likens the budget situation at city hall to that of the recent economic crisis in Greece. Kind of ironic that a local COAST supporter is calling for a "bailout." Then again this is the guy that Mark Miller of COAST called a "Great American," to which 700 WLW radio host Bill Cunningham simply replied by laughing at Miller.

In case you forgot, this is the same guy that called Issue 9 "deceiving," even though he's the guy who wrote it. Read about that here.



34 comments:

  1. Out of fairness to Smitherman, the structure of the press release is a fairly standard format for such pieces. Generally most organizations have someone in P.R. who write the things, but every other organization puts out releases structurally identical to this one.

    Frankly, you miss the opportunity to address the faults of the info, IMO, by quibbling over something that isn't uncommon.

    The release says "City Council must cut expenses in the annual budget by $90 million to cover the cost to service the pension debt and bring revenue and city expenses in line." And yet, the release goes on to say that if the city attempts to raise taxes or fees, they will fight it. It's part of the usual "talking out of both sides of the mouth" that COAST and their crowd do. Any tax or fee increases are off the table. It's all part of the disdain for any form of government, the Grover Norquist philosophy of making government small enough to drown it. Ergo, all government is bad.

    They walk away from any responsibility for the common good society asks of us. There's no question we can debate the size and scope of government, but COAST and crowd presume all government is bad and any and all taxes or fees are bad. It's a form of anarchy without the utopian society that would permit such a thing.

    It really doesn't add anything to this particular serious issue facing the city - it's just more of the same.

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